US 9,811,893 B2
Composable situational awareness visualization system
Daniel L. Lulue, San Diego, CA (US); Deborah Gill-Hesselgrave, San Diego, CA (US); John Kammerer, San Diego, CA (US); and Neil Acantilado, San Diego, CA (US)
Assigned to The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Washington, DC (US)
Filed by Daniel L. Lulue, San Diego, CA (US); Deborah Gill-Hesselgrave, San Diego, CA (US); John Kammerer, San Diego, CA (US); and Neil Acantilado, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Feb. 13, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/766,480.
Application 13/766,480 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/264,296, filed on Nov. 4, 2008, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2013/0208001 A1, Aug. 15, 2013
Int. Cl. G06T 5/50 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); H04W 4/18 (2009.01); H04W 4/02 (2009.01); G08B 27/00 (2006.01)
CPC G06T 5/50 (2013.01) [G06F 17/30241 (2013.01); H04W 4/02 (2013.01); H04W 4/18 (2013.01); G08B 27/001 (2013.01)] 1 Claim
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1. A method of distributing information pertaining to a critical event of a project or operation, said method comprising the steps of:
A) networking a plurality of Command and Control (C&C) units, each said C&C unit having a geographic area of responsibility (AOR), at least one receiving device, a database of digital maps that is representative of said AOR, an image registration unit connected to said database and said at least one receiving device, and a processor, said critical event within said AOR;
B) extracting a digital reference map corresponding to the location of said event from said database from one of said plurality of C&C units;
C) accepting said digital reference map at said image registration unit;
D) registering the pixel location of said critical event on a digital grid superimposed on said digital reference map at said image registration unit;
E) receiving said information from said receiving device, at said image registration unit;
F) displaying said information at said digital reference map at said pixel location, said step F) being accomplished at said image registration unit and resulting in an updated digital reference map;
G) said information including a message log for display at said pixel location;
H) transmitting said updated digital reference map and said message log from said image registration unit to said database for direct transmission via the network of said step A) to the remainder of said plurality of said C&C units when said pixel location is included within said AOR of said plurality of said C&C units.