Automated Vehicle Location (AVL)

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Authors
  1. Ly, S.
Corporate Authors
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN)
Abstract
The police community has shown much interest in the ability to track police vehicles especially for those times when an officer is in trouble and the location is unknown. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in concert with the Department of Communications (DOC) conducted a field trial of the AVL-LORAN-C Nocus and GPS units in the National Capital Region during 1992. The field trial objectives were met. The equipment services were generally impressive. The AVL (Position feature of RoadKIT) was sufficient for RCMP operation in rural and remote areas. Loran-C and GPS navigation technologies were widely available and easy to operate. Line-of-sight is still a problem for satellite communication in urban areas.
Keywords
Police vehicles -- Automatic location systems;Police patrol -- Technological innovations
Report Number
HV7936.V38;TR-06-1993E;TR-06-93 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 1992
Number of Pages
100
DSTKIM No
CA031314
CANDIS No
530020
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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