Search And Rescue Application

Search And Rescue Application (SARApp) For DARPA

The Search and Rescue Application (SARApp) is a mobile application developed by Metron’s OASiS Division that can be used by SAR personnel in the field to document search efforts and collect evidence.  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Transformative Apps program currently funds SARApp development. The SARApp Client works on both smartphones and tablets and is available for download free of charge from the Apple and Google Play App Stores. The SARApp client allows searchers to collect search tracks and evidence by using a smartphone’s built in  GPS receiver and multimedia devices. Evidence types include photos, videos, audio recordings, and text.  All data is time-stamped and geo-tagged for display on the SARApp Server map. The SARApp mobile device client is compatible with other incident response management systems, including Mission Manager and the Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS). In addition, tracks generated by the SARApp Client can be exported as GPX files for manual import into MapSAR, Terrain Navigator Pro, Google Earth, and many other systems. Data collected by SARApp is uploaded via cellular or Wi-Fi network to a web-based server, which allows for viewing on a map by a search manager for real-time situational awareness and search planning. Each SAR organization can only view and modify the searches they have created, and can only see and task the searchers who have volunteered to that organization.

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