|Center||Center for Visualization and Data Analytics at Rutgers University (CCICADA)|
|Contact||Fred S. Roberts, CCICADA Director, (firstname.lastname@example.org) William Pottenger, CCICADA Director of Transition, (email@example.com) James Wojtowicz, CCICADA Managing Director, (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Time, information, communication, and awareness are critical to successful event response for first responders during an emerging emergency. Many, if not all disasters, whether naturally occurring or man-made, require response efforts from many agency entities and levels (i.e., local, state, federal - fire, EMS, law enforcement, etc.). The Mobile Computing Application Platform (MCAP) integrates multiple data analytics technologies in a near real-time environment for situational awareness in disaster response. MCAP is a vehicle-centric, low-cost, and sustainable platform that addresses mobile communication and computing needs for joint emergency operations, including joint incident management, near real-time situational awareness, and mobile command and control.
MCAP IS CURRENTLY IN FIELD TRIALS AND IS BEING USED BY THE MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD 51ST CIVILIAN SUPPORT TEAM AND MICHIGAN ST. CLAIR COUNTY'S HAZMAT TEAM "THE END STATE OF MCAP IS TO BE THE ACCEPTED STANDARD FOR DOMESTIC OPERATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD, STATE POLICE AND OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS."
BG MICHAEL STONE
ASSISTANT ADJUTANT GENERAL Â€“ INSTALLATIONS
MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD
MCAP exploits advances in commercial mobile broadband networks and off-the-shelf smart devices, such as tablets and smartphones, to foster an eco-system of partners developing mission-enabling apps. The system is designed to integrate military, police, consumer, and automotive hardware and software. It has been developed through CCICADA partner Applied Communication Sciences (ACS) in partnership with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.