Canine Remote Deployment System for Urban Search and Rescue

Alexander Ferworn, Devin Ostrom, Kevin Barnum, Mike Dallaire, Denis Harkness, Mike Dolderman
Abstract — The Canine Remote Deployment System (CRDS) is a dog-mounted remote delivery system for patients trapped in rubble when human contact is precluded but access by disaster dogs is possible. The system is capable of deploying items to the trapped individual by placing them in a pouch—called an “underdog”—attached to the release mechanism. This paper describes the device, how it works, how it has been used and how it might be employed in future disasters.

Citation: Ferworn, A. , Ostrom, D., Barnum, K., Dallaire, M., Harkness, D., Dolderman, M.: ‘Wireless Mesh Network Performance for Urban Search and Rescue Missions’, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Vol 5, Issue 2, 2008, pp. 38-57

Canine Remote Deployment System for Urban Search and Rescue