End-user Engagement and Technology Transition

Summer Research Institute group picture 2012The 2012 Summer Research Institute built upon prior SRI initiatives and current Center research to advance the innovative capabilities and functionality of existing and evolving tools and technologies for transition to end-users (e.g. USCG). Student projects included hands-on, multi-disciplinary research activities aimed at maximizing the situational awareness, emergency response, and maritime surveillance capabilities of first responders and emergency management personnel. Student participants were encouraged to develop creative solutions and new maritime security applications, leveraging the Center's tools and technologies.

Student Research Teams

Students were assigned to one of the following project teams: 1). Port Mapper Tool 2). Acoustic Sensor Technologies, 3). Magello Emergency Response Tool and 4). High Frequency Radar. Program exercises challenged students to consider alternative uses of visualization, modeling tools for emergency planning purposes and sensor technologies (High-Frequency Radar, Acoustics, Electro-Optics, etc.) for incident analysis and forensic/attribution purposes.

The student teams had at their disposal a robust set of research assets including a collection of sensor technologies, access to analysis and visualization tools, plume modeling and simulation tools and unprecedented access to Center researchers and leaders and experts in the field of maritime and homeland security.

Research Projects and Outcomes