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Handheld portable real-time tracking and communications device

United States Patent

May 22, 2012
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Portable handheld real-time tracking and communications devices include; a controller module, communications module including global positioning and mesh network radio module, data transfer and storage module, and a user interface module enclosed in a water-resistant enclosure. Real-time tracking and communications devices can be used by protective force, security and first responder personnel to provide situational awareness allowing for enhance coordination and effectiveness in rapid response situations. Such devices communicate to other authorized devices via mobile ad-hoc wireless networks, and do not require fixed infrastructure for their operation.
Wiseman; James M. (Albuquerque, NM), Riblett, Jr.; Loren E. (Edgewood, NM), Green; Karl L. (Albuquerque, NM), Hunter; John A. (Albuquerque, NM), Cook, III; Robert N. (Rio Rancho, NM), Stevens; James R. (Arlington, VA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 388,592
February 19, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.