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OSU-UML showcases mobile security vehicle during simulated terror attack at Boone Pickens Stadium

Wed, April 06, 2011

The Oklahoma State University – University Multispectral Laboratories demonstrated the unique capabilities of an integrated, mobile security vehicle called OverSite© during simulation of a terror attack at OSU’s Boone Pickens Stadium today.  OverSite is a threat detection and centralized command platform that integrates multiple sensor technologies with available communication networks to form a comprehensive solution aimed at enhancing public safety.

“OverSite is a new tool that will aid in the protection of our nation’s soft targets and critical infrastructure assets,” said Dr. Web Keogh, laboratory director at the UML.  “Its integration of technologies provides a new level of preparedness and allows first responders from local, state and federal agencies to work together in a way they never have before.”

The simulation involved members of the Oklahoma Army National Guard Civil Support Team and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who with the help of OverSite responded to ten different threat scenarios.  The proof of concept demonstration was funded by the Department of Homeland Security.

“Oklahoma State University is pleased to be a part of launching such an important new technology,” said Dr. Stephen McKeever, vice president for research and technology transfer at OSU.  “As a land-grant institution, we have a responsibility to create products that benefit the general public.  OverSite is a perfect example of that.”

Headquartered in Ponca City, Okla., the Oklahoma State University – University Multispectral Laboratories (UML) is a national center focused on the test, evaluation and implementation of defense, homeland security, energy and intelligence systems.  Wholly owned by OSU and operated by Triton Scientific, an Oklahoma business, the UML brings researchers together with government and industry to rapidly and efficiently advance new technologies and capabilities, such as OverSite©.

Pictures of the demo can be viewed on the OKStateNews Flickr Page.