Governmental Objectives for Security Research
1. Improve use of security research by security authorities.
2. Increase in “repatriation quota” of research funds
by German enterprises.
3. Improve networking between governmental authorities and
Arguments for a THW Involvement in Security Research
Promotion of research as clearly articulated will of the Federal
Government (coalition agreement) and the EU (7th & 8th Research
Involvement of THW as an end user to influence research results.
Support of THW through:
- Transfer of know-how to THW
- Funding of facilities, equipment and exercises
Promoting the external image of a modern emergency service.
SOP-Based Information System
THW Working Method Drafts (Work in Progress)
Working Method of Israeli Home Front Command
Source: THW field test, “Lanouville”, 24 October 2009
Source: „Turning Point 3“ exercise, Israel, 03 June 2009
Radar-Based Localization of People
Radar-based on-site localization of
people trapped or buried under rubble,
irrespective of their physical or mental
Three-dimensional pictures of position of
Cologne City Archives, 2009, IMTEK
people trapped or buried under heaps of
Radar-based monitoring of physical
condition by registering parameters,
such as pulse rate and respiration
Future Security Research topics for THW 1
protection of critical infrastructure
climate change: power supply
operating in an NBC environment
localization and rescue in mud and water
recovery technology –
Sensor systems used in debris and analysis of debris
Future Security Research topics for THW 2
collapse of buildings –
securing buildings, reconnaissance
control / management of relief operations
treatment and transport of drinking water
Psychosocial Emergency Care
Environmental protection / control of oil spills
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