Personnel Device --> Emergency Vehicle OBE:
personnel location


personnel location (Information Flow): The current location (latitude, longitude, and elevation) reported by the personnel device.

Personnel Device (Source Physical Object): 'Personnel Device' represents devices used by emergency personnel or maintenance and construction personnel in the field. In the case of emergency personnel, the devices would include body cameras or smartphones (and their peripherals) that can be used by emergency personnel to provide images or video as well as send or receive data regarding the incident. The devices could also be used for incident scene safety messages to the personnel. In the case of maintenance and construction field personnel, the devices could be cellular phones or specialized safety devices that would be used for work zone safety messages to the personnel.

Emergency Vehicle OBE (Destination Physical Object): The 'Emergency Vehicle On-Board Equipment' (OBE) resides in an emergency vehicle and provides the processing, storage, and communications functions that support public safety-related connected vehicle applications. It represents a range of vehicles including those operated by police, fire, and emergency medical services. In addition, it represents other incident response vehicles including towing and recovery vehicles and freeway service patrols. It includes two-way communications to support coordinated response to emergencies. A separate 'Vehicle OBE' physical object supports the general vehicle safety and driver information capabilities that apply to all vehicles, including emergency vehicles. The Emergency Vehicle OBE supplements these general capabilities with capabilities that are specific to emergency vehicles.

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Characteristic Value
Time Context Now
Spatial Context Adjacent
Acknowledgement False
Cardinality Broadcast
Initiator Source
Authenticable True
Encrypt False

Interoperability Description
National This triple should be implemented consistently within the geopolitical region through which movement is essentially free (e.g., the United States, the European Union).


Information Flow Security
  Confidentiality Integrity Availability
Rating Not Applicable High Moderate
Basis This data is intentionally transmitted to everyone via a broadcast. It can also be determined via other visual indicators. An incorrect locations message, could lead to a false warning or lack of warning. A lack of warning can have obvious catastrophic consequences, while a false warning could lead to users ignoring warnings due to perceived inaccuracy. Given that this triple may apply to highly dynamic environments (such as work zones), its accuracy is paramount, and thus if sent, must have HIGH integrity. There are other visual indicators about the geofenced areas. Personnel device users in dynamic environments (incident and work zones) should know when they are leaving a geofenced area. As long as they remain in the geofenced area, this information is not as necessary. Not all personnel will carry a personnel device, and the system should be able to operate without this information.

Security Characteristics Value
Authenticable True
Encrypt False