Search and Rescue – LifeLocator

Escape and Rescue from Buildings | LifeLocator | Respiratory | Voice Evacuation Sound System 


The hours following a natural disaster are critical in terms of getting first responders deployed and
operational onsite as quickly as possible. The first hours are particularly critical for the Search &
Rescue teams tasked with locating victims trapped under collapsed debris.
The LifeLocator III+ is a portable rugged device that detects the presence of life under collapsed
structures as a result of natural disasters. Using the principles of ultra wideband (UWB) ground
penetrating radar, the LifeL ocator III+ can detect movement in up to ten meters of debris and
breathing in up to eight meters.

Search Optimization
The LifeLocator quickly distinguishes the presence of
live victims in support of the rescue effort.

Ease of Use

2 The user selectable graphical interface uses icons
4 to indicate detected motion and breathing. First responders can become proficient in LifeLocator
operation in a few hours.

The LifeLocator is lightweight and portable and is readily deployable by a single individual.

Proven Results
The LifeLocator is a field-tested solution that has saved lives in the aftermath of the Sichuan Province
and Haiti earthquakes.

LifeLocator Solutions
The LifeLocator uses UWB technology to greatly improve
the odds of rescue following structural collapses due to
weather, fire or catastrophic attack, avalanches, flash
floods, earthquakes or other natural disasters. The
LifeLocator is ideally suited for life rescue, locating
victims by sensing even the minor movements of shallow
breathing. The sensor detects signals that are relayed
in real-time to a PDA. The information allows rescue
personnel to accurately and rapidly determine the distance
to the victim. A key advantage of the technology is that
it is not misled by scent drift or from the scent of the
deceased. It does not require line of sight or the complete
silence that challenges video and audio monitoring search
and rescue tools. Ease of mobility and placement over
treacherous ground further enhances the system’s in-field

Easy to Deploy
Deploying the LifeLocator® is simple and easy. Here is a basic how-to method for a
successful survey:

1. Establish the appropriate grid/survey area.

2. P l a c e t h e s e n s o r o n t h e g r o u n d / d e b r i s material.

3. The PDA, if operating in simple run mode, will display red circles or black squares if the
unit has detected signs of life. The red circles indicate breathing, while the black squares indicate motion.

4. To determine how far the victim is located from the sensor, there is a distance indicator on the left side of the screen.

5. I f n o t h i n g h a s b e e n d e t e c t e d w i t h i n 3 minutes , move on to the next grid selection
and continue with the search.

LifeLocator Includes

Three (3) Li-ON Batteries
Battery Charger


One (1) Li-ON Battery
Battery Charger
Spare AA Battery Pack
Rugged Transit Case
Users Manual
Quick Start Guide
GUI Chart (System Menus)
Training DVD

Motion detection: up to 30 ft (10 m)
Breathing detection: up to 18 ft (6 m)
Detection volume: 4500 cubic ft (127 cubic m)/3 minutes
Wireless range: up to 150 ft (30 m) Wi-Fi

Sensor unit
Size: 18x18x9 in (45x45x22 cm)
Weight: 21 lbs (9 kg)
Battery life: up to 6 hours
Battery type: Li-ON

PDA control unit
Size: 3.75×6.5 in (9.5×16.5 cm)
Weight: 17 oz (490 g)
Battery life: up to 10 hours
Windows Mobile 6.0 (Premium Edition)
Sunlight readable TFT display/backlight for low light