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1 Rescue Support at the World Trade Center Ground Zero Richard T. Sparks Security Engineering Department 5861 Sandia National Laboratories (MS-0781) Albuquerque, NM

2 Rescue Support at the World Trade Center Ground Zero Background – National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded David Boyd, Director, Office of Science and Technology – Department of Energy (DOE) support Air transportation – 22 days at ground zero beginning September 15th – K-9 Cameras supported 6 dog teams 24 / 7 – SNL and FEMA pictures / information Richard Sparks, SNL 5861 Mary Green, SNL 5861 Michael Rieger, FEMA

3 Dog Collar (~20 ounces total) –Cameras with audio capability 1/3” format B&W, 4.7mm lens (70 deg FOV), low light (.05 lux) 3/4” x 1” x 1”, 2 ounces –RF Transceivers Low power, no license required 3/8” x 2” x 3”, 2 ounces, 1000’ range –Rechargeable Batteries Collar: 8AA, 8 hr design life, <1 lb Some ran 2 plus shifts (20 to 24 hrs) Recorder – 8mm, 4 channel, 5-7/8” x 5-1/8” x 1-3/4” Monitors / Receivers – Neck worn for handler 2.5” TFT color screen, <2 lbs w batteries – Briefcase for “supervisor” World Trade Center Ground Zero K-9 Cam Equipment

4 Lessons Learned – Record / Playback – 900 MHz vs 2.4 GHz Cell phone traffic interference a 900 MHz – Quick release collar Velcro release if caught on debris Tailored to dog size – Camera location – Very positive dog / handler team reactions Other Techniques / Enhancements – Poles and Ropes, Robots – Temperature / Time stamp / Hazardous Gas – Color / IR Comm / Repeaters Rescue Support at the World Trade Center Ground Zero

5 NIJ Asked Sandia to provide help for Search and Rescue Teams

6 K-9 Collar Camera Developed for WTC Search

7 Handler With Neck Worn Monitor

8 K-9 System Used at the WTC

9 Typical Search

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13 Area Searched by K-9 with Camera

14 Area that K-9 with camera searched. (Video was recorded on this search.)

15 Vet Checks K-9 After 12 Hour Shift

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23 We Will Never Forget!

24 On Display Still pictures on display boards. K-9 video available for viewing. Demonstration of equipment used at WTC. Richard Sparks: – ,


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