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Title: Personal annunciation device

A personal annunciation device (PAD) providing, in an area of interest, compensatory annunciation of the presence of an abnormal condition in a hazardous area and accountability of the user of the PAD. Compensatory annunciation supplements primary annunciation provided by an emergency notification system (ENS). A detection system detects an abnormal condition, and a wireless transmission system transmits a wireless transmission to the PAD. The PAD has a housing enclosing the components of the PAD including a communication module for receiving the wireless transmission, a power supply, processor, memory, annunciation system, and RFID module. The RFID module has an RFID receiver that listens for an RFID transmission from an RFID reader disposed in a portal of an area of interest. The PAD identifies the transmission and changes its operating state based on the transmission. The RFID readers recognize, record, and transmit the state of the PAD to a base station providing accountability of the wearer.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
  2. Kingston, TN
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1012782
Report Number(s):
7,876,213
US patent application 12/040,248
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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