Aerial Radio Repeater
A project developed by The Center for Telecommunications Systems Management to address
the need for repeater technology related to voice and data communications. This project
is very portable and has the ability to be transported with nearly any type of aircraft.
Attempts at commercializing this product have been made, although unfinished.
Assessment of UICDS Software Version 1.2.2
Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS) is a national middleware framework
to enable information sharing and decision support among commercial, academic, volunteer,
and government incident management technologies used across the country to prevent,
protect, respond, and recover from natural, technological, and terrorist events. UICDS
is designed around data standards and the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)
to support the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Incident Management
System (NIMS), including the Incident Command System (ICS). UICDS links homeland security
and emergency management organizations, from incident command at the scene of an emergency
to local and state operations centers to federal departments and agencies, from intelligence
fusion centers to transportation management centers to health service organizations,
and many other groups. UICDS is the standards-based middleware that exposes selected
data from commercial and government applications and allows relevant emergency applications
to subscribe to that information in order to have more than situational awareness
– UICDS enables true sharing of information among applications so that each application’s
user can process, manipulate, expand, visualize, and share better and new information.
BB Mapping is a project developed by the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management
at Murray State University to serve the purpose of mapping broadband signals covering
multiple regions. Mobile devices were used to measure the strength and data rate of
signals to verify coverage statements made by telecommunications service providers.
Information Assurance Security Curriculum & Faculty Development: This project involving
The Center of Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University was
executed for professional development. This collaborative project involved an overhaul
of the curriculum and an introduction to new concepts and material pertaining to courses.
New course material along with faculty development and equipment allowed for more
expansion of the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State
Incident Management and Decision Support System™ (IMDSS™)
– $1.1M – 2 years – April 2009 – April 2011
The Incident Management and Decision Support System™ (IMDSS™) project will deliver
a web-enabled software suite to collect, share and process data and events as they
occur, providing situation awareness at the local emergency management level and incident
management level. The IMDSS™ will deliver near-real-time fusion of data from a variety
of local sources providing incident managers with the ability to monitor and respond
to emergency situations in a timely fashion. This project proposes the integration
of the IMDSS™ software suite and the Man-portable Interoperable Tactical Operations
Center™ (MITOC™) hardware platform in order to support the information and processing
needs of the on-site incident commander. The MITOC™ is a man portable communications
and processing platform that provides communications and processing capability.
Incident Management Decision Support System – Health™ (IMDSS-H™)
- $1.7M – 2 years – announced but not started.
The Incident Management Decision Support System – Health (IMDSS-H) project will deliver
a health care extension to the Incident Management Decision Support System™ (IMDSS™)
currently under development for Homeland Security. IMDSS-H™ will add the functionality
required to collect, process and visualize public health information and use this
information to aid in planning an effective response to potential medical and public
health emergencies. IMDSS-H™ will simultaneously support local users within the local
Emergency Operation Center (EOC) or community and/or remote users via a direct connection
to the internet or a satellite connection using the Man-portable Interoperable Tactical
Operations Center – Health™ (MITOC-H™).
Kentucky TeleHealth Project
The Center for Telecommunications Systems Management (CTSM) has partnered with the
Trover Foundation in Madisonville to implement the Kentucky Telehealth Network (KTHN)
for Western Kentucky to facilitate improved healthcare in rural areas. The Trover
Foundation approached Murray State University CTSM requesting help for implementation
of the Telehealth Network in Western Kentucky. Currently, the KTHN has 24 participating
sites statewide. There are nine sites in Western Kentucky including: Cumberland County
Hospital, Marshall County Health Department, Monroe County Medical Center, Murray-Calloway
Hospital, Owensboro-Mercy Health System, TJ Sampson Community Hospital in Glasgow,
Trover Clinic in Madisonville, Trover Clinic in Morganfield and Western Baptist Hospital
in Paducah. CTSM will continue to provide expertise for the Telehealth project. CTSM’s
special project/network coordinator Michael Ramage and graduate assistant Jack Smith
have met with all participating sites and are currently connecting the hospitals on
the KTHN. The KTHN will allow a doctor in a major clinic to view an x-ray, observe
an inner ear infection, or listen to a patient’s heart remotely, potentially saving
hours of driving time from rural areas of the state. If the doctor needed, he could
even focus so closely that he could see the tiny ridges on a finger. These systems
will also allow for the continuing education of healthcare professionals utilizing
video conferencing. Based on Governor Paul Patton’s desire for better healthcare in
Kentucky, the General Assembly acted on the issue. Representative Steve Nunn sponsored
and promoted the two bills, HB 177 and HB 112, setting up the framework for the Kentucky
Telehealth Network (KTHN). The legislation set up a KTHN Board of Directors and four
training centers: University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, St. Claire Medical
Center in Morehead and Trover Foundation in Madisonville. All hospitals on the network
will have a video conferencing unit along with different peripherals. Using a dedicated
line, each location will connect to UofL, which will in turn connect to the rest of
the state via UK’s TeleCare. For more information on the Kentucky Telehealth Network,
contact Michael Ramage at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Kentucky Telehealth
home page at http://telehealth.state.ky.us.
Mobile Information and Telecom Operations Center Health (MITOC-H)
A pre-configured, low-cost, and easy to use emergency communications system focused
on the health care industry. It can be totally independent from terrestrial power.
The MITOC-H has the capability to offer communication uplinks via existing wired,
cellular, and satellite communications.
N. KY PH
Development of a special set of the Mobile Information and Telecom Operations Center
for Northern Kentucky Healthcare.
Real-time Decision Support System (RTDSS)
Project developed by The Center for Telecommunications Systems Management to allow
for modeling in areas impacted by various disasters. These models permit for emergency
responders to assess the severity of disasters pertaining to specific locations, allowing
emergency responders to increase efficiency.
More information coming soon