Quirin Hamp

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Conventional practices in Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) operations have a great potential for improvement as regards information management. This paper presents a method for automated information processing of uncertain search results produced by multiple agents. Information association is based on graph analysis which considers georeferences, spatial(More)
We present lessons learned in Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) research within the framework of the German research project I-LOV. After three years of development first field tests have been carried out by professionals such as the Rapid Deployment Unit for Salvage Operations Abroad (SEEBA). We present results from evaluating search teams in simulated USAR(More)
This paper presents presents a study on e ciency of Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) missions that has been carried out within the framework of the German research project I-LOV. After three years of development, first field tests have been carried out in 2011 by professionals such as the Rapid Deployment Unit for Salvage Operations Abroad (SEEBA). We present(More)
This paper describes a soft robot concept which is conceived to propagate autonomously with respect to energy through confined or obstructed environments with a worm-like microactuator array of small size. As introduction, a short review of the various biomechanics of worms is presented that enabled the elaboration of the propagation concept. Discrete(More)
The objective of assisting with tasks and decisions during incident response is to reduce the risks to victims and rescue personnel while increasing the efficiency of the rescue operation. Handling uncertain information during urban search and rescue (USAR) missions represents additional stress to the decision-maker. The aim of this study is to identify the(More)
This paper describes the improvement of localization of targets through information fusion. In particular, information about static targets is fused, that are closely lying below surface, for so named Ground Penetrating Localization (GPL). GPL is used in various fields such as in geology, mine sweeping, and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR). This paper focuses(More)
This paper presents the I-LOV system which is the result of a homonymous German integrated research project aiming at improving <i>Urban Search And Rescue</i> (USAR). It comprises three search technologies for the detection and localization of trapped or buried unconscious victims and auxiliary assisting technologies. Victims can be localized through their(More)
This paper presents presents a study on e ciency of Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) missions that has been carried out within the framework of the German research project I-LOV. After three years of development, first field tests have been carried out in 2011 by professionals such as the Rapid Deployment Unit for Salvage Operations Abroad (SEEBA). We present(More)