Project ID

14.09a, ARKnet Pilot


Funded, Completed 28-Jan-15


Cupertino has 7 ARKs located throughout the city where, in the event of an emergency, Cupertino Citizen Corps members will converge, self-organize, and deploy into the surrounding neighborhoods to assist the community with stabilizing the situation and assisting with the recovery. Information about the response is critical to the field and EOC to ensure the success of the response.

The current communications bandwidth between the EOC and the ARKs limits the volume and richness of information to only the critical elements about the response.

ARKnet addresses the bandwidth issue and will create a Cupertino-internal emergency Intranet in support of a city declaration of an emergency.


Proposal7 November 2014Complete
Req Checkpoint26 November 2014Complete
Design Checkpoint5 December 2014Complete
Build Checkpoint31 December 2014Complete
Deployment Checkpoint15 January 2014Complete


Project Data Sheet, December 2014
Project Proposal, November 2014
Pilot Requirements Document, November 2014
Pilot System Design Document, December 2014
Pilot Summary and Recommendation, January 2015
Status Reports: 141118, 141125, 141205, 141220, 150107, 150116, 150128

Other Notes

28 Jan 2015; The Pilot was reviewed by the Cupertino OES director. The recommendations that were presented by the team were approved (see the Pilot Summary and Recommendation for details).

28 Jan 2015; Funding was submitted for FY'16 (July 2015) to begin the system build-out.

Follow the progress with the follow-on ARKnet Deployment Project.


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5 Nov 2020, General Meeting
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