An Improved Augmented Agent Framework for Disaster Response (AAFDR) in Academic Communities in Rivers State

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Volume-68 Issue-4
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Onuodu Friday Eleonu, Luckyn Boma Josiah, Nlerum Promise Anebo
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V68I4P129

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Onuodu Friday Eleonu, Luckyn Boma Josiah, Nlerum Promise Anebo, "An Improved Augmented Agent Framework for Disaster Response (AAFDR) in Academic Communities in Rivers State," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 183-192, 2020. Crossref,

Disasters irrespective of the type either natural or man-made has always a devastating aftermath on its victims. Losses are always the end product of a disaster. In most cases, the losses are irrecoverable, while at other times, it takes a very long period for the loss to be soothed. Losses range from economic, to financial, to emotional losses etc. and in extreme cases, lives are also lost. As a result of all these discomfort and losses caused by disaster, researchers have in recent years dived into the field of disaster management, proposing methods to curb the effects of these disasters and bring it to the barest minimum using certain technologies to communicate and respond to these disasters. Several frameworks have been proposed and implemented for disaster risk management. However, the problem of lack of a framework that uses distributed communication system to communicate a disaster to the appropriate response teams immediately it occurs, and the lack of a remote sensor that captures real-time disaster data and transmits it, remains an open-problem yet unsolved. In this work, a system that uses a remote sensor such as the drone to capture real-time disaster data and translate it to an intelligent centralized system, which in turn transmits the data to a distributed database (which includes all disaster response teams) for fast response to a disaster have been developed. The Structured System Analysis and Design Methodology (SSADM) is adopted for this framework. We implemented with Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP), JavaScript (JS), HTML and MySQL database as backend. The results show that with the aid of this system, disaster can be responded to very quickly before major harm or damage occurs. This system runs at a very fast speed (seconds), is reliable and proves to be a solution to the lapses in disaster response. This work could be beneficial to tertiary institutions in Rivers State, Nigeria especially the University of Port Harcourt which have an organized system and technological advancement infrastructures, to disaster management agencies and to any other disaster prone areas around the country.

Emergency, Public safety, Multi-Agent, Virtual reality, Hazard, Augmented Reality Put.

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