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K. Larsen

Comparative Location Testing: An Analysis of Rapid-SOS PSAP Integration and the Effects on Location Accuracy for Smartphone 911 Calls

K. Larsen, R. Ekl, N. Horelik, R. Mann

Sep 12, 2017|AEDR 2017 Vol. 5 Issue 2|Poster Abstracts, Research Posters

Today's wireless 911 location technology is not always precise. As people move away from using landline phones, more and more calls to 911 are being placed from mobile phones, even indoors. In fact, over 70% of 911 calls today are made from mobile phones according, to the FCC. As such, the need exists to improve location accuracy for mobile 911 calls in order to provide fast and reliable 911 response. The objective of this study was to evaluate a potential improvement in wireless 911 location technology by performing a pilot test comparing an existing wireless Phase 2 system to a device-based...

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