1) the development of standards (specifications, guides, practices, test methods, classifications, or terminology) for homeland security applications that do not exist elsewhere, specifically focusing on protecting responders and the public in the following areas:
• Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) detection and response (e.g., equipment, use of equipment, and protocols during and after intentional and unintentional events)
• Preparing for and responding to natural disasters, accidents, and intentional events (e.g., training and concept of operations)
• Protecting and equipping public safety personnel and responders in homeland security operations or events, but may cross over to day-to-day operations (e.g., law enforcement personal protective equipment, such as body armor and gloves, and operational equipment used for protection of citizens and responders)
• Security and protection of buildings, critical infrastructure, borders, ports, and transportation systems (e.g., preparation for intentional and unintentional events, resiliency of infrastructure, and physical protection barriers)
2) the coordination and development of standards for homeland security applications with other ASTM committees (such as F23 and D13) or other standards developing organizations having similar or related scopes (such as NFPA and ANSI).
2.2 It is the intention of E54 to coordinate with other ASTM committees and standards developing organizations having similar or related scopes to ensure that E54 does not duplicate efforts of others and to ensure the development occurs within the proper organization.
2.3 Coordination with others will be the responsibility of the E54 Strategic Planning Subcommittee.
Emergency, human system interaction, HSI, improvised explosive device, IED, operator control unit, OCU, remote teleoperation, responder, response, robot, test suite, training, urban search and rescue, US&R
This proposed standard test method is to be developed to address the requirements of response operations. It is further anticipated that the proposed standard test method would be applicable to additional operation types once the respective user communities verify such applicability and set their own performance thresholds within the test method for their mission requirements. This proposed standard test method could also be used to provide practice tasks for the operational training proficiency of robot system users. Such training would involve properly exercising robotic control on actuators, sensors, and operator control units (OCUs). The proposed standard test method can also provide capability objectives for robot thermal imagers.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this