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Ancile: Pervasively Shared Situational Awareness
January/February 2008 (vol. 12 no. 1)
pp. 48-50
Fernando Maymí, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Manuel Rodríguez-Martínez, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Yi Qian, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Paul C. Manz, Armament Research Development and Engineering Center
Ancile is a distributed architecture for information sharing that satisfies the needs of tracking personnel and notifies them of events of interest in their vicinity. It was demonstrated to be effective in notifying soldiers to mortar rounds that were already in the air; the soldiers who would have been hit by the rounds had sufficient time to leave the impact area before impact. This article describes extensions to the Ancile architecture that make it significantly more flexible and allow it, for instance, to support notifications to emergency response personnel in times of crisis.

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Index Terms:
Ancile, situational awareness, peer-to-peer systems, crisis management, emergency response
Citation:
Fernando Maymí, Manuel Rodríguez-Martínez, Yi Qian, Paul C. Manz, "Ancile: Pervasively Shared Situational Awareness," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 48-50, Jan.-Feb. 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.3
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