|MICS designed to
replace manual dispatch procedures and to improve the effectiveness of the
Departments operations MICS designed about dual PDP-11.45s and supported in
fallback by dual INTEL 8080 microprocessors
|It processes alarms
received by telephone, new electronic street boxes and older mechanical
|FDNY required an
emergency simulator to be included in the system. The simulator consists of
an offline scenario generator, an online load generator module and a
performance monitor module FORTRAN used to develop the simulator
|Alarm receipt the
system receives the alarm, from one of the possible sources.
an automatic determination is made regarding the appropriate response
visual aid to the dispatching process or automated fallback system. Provides
a geographic map of the coverage area displaying the availability of the
notifies the resources about the emergency
monitors the status of both the units and incidents
variety of functions that are performed as support to the dispatching process
information retrieval, data recording, message switching, load generation,
performance monitoring etc.
|The system was
tested using various simulations. Some hardware deficiencies were found in
memory management and software overhead. The environmental simulator was used
as the vehicle to ascertain the system acceptance criteria for MICS. It was
used to drive the system under peak alarm conditions (3 alarms per minute).
Results were satisfying.
|(Mohan et. Al.,