Platform for Evaluating Emergency Evacuation Strategies - Phase II

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Emergency operational planning suffers from the inability to analyze, rehearse, and exercise responses to large scale incidents. The ideal operation plan must perform at a global multiresolution scale, from routing large population flows down to providing guidance at the vehicle and individual level. There is no known civilian simulation capability to reliably test emergency operations plans. Realistic field exercises are impossible due to the cost and complexity of road closures, civilian involvement, and area safety control, among other issues. Exercises attempted in the past have employed unrealistic assumptions and were confined to artificial exercise areas, resulting in limited benefits to participants and flawed lessons learned that may increase the risk to public safety. It is important that the planning process for complex operations identify command and control options, intervention techniques, and responder actions that may be inserted in real time into large-scale simulations. Working at this level of fidelity requires real time inputs and outputs and geo-specific inter-visibility of movements. This simulation capability that does not yet exist and need exists to develop such modeling capability for the State of Arizona.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date10/26/1012/31/12

Funding

  • ADOT: Research Center: $77,285.00

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