January 09, 2023
The real-time positioning module includes several devices for determining the position of agents.
The RTPM or Real Time Positioning Module, is a family of different devices that allows the first responders to know their own position in real time, as well as the position of their team members. Our partner FOI is in charge of this module.
The RTPM is designed to handle different situations and use complementary sensors technologies. Since each type of sensor works better in some conditions than in others, we want to combine several of them to make something that works more robustly and accurately over time.
The RTPM requires no pre-installed components in the environment. If you have the luxury of putting markers or magnets or reference beacons in the environment beforehand, first responders could position themselves extremely accurately, but in the INTREPID use case first responders (FRs) arrive on the scene where nothing is installed, and they have to act fast, using only what they bring.
The RTPM uses:
Helmet-mounted RTPM with thermal stereo cameras.
Positioning tracking on a map.
📸 Jens Lind
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