A rapidly deployable disaster communications system for developing countries

D. Jalihal, R. D. Koilpillai, P. Khawas, S. Sampoornam, Sree Hari Nagarajan, Keiji Takeda, Kotaro Kataoka

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Abstract

We address the problem of designing a communication system for deploying under disaster situations where the pre-disaster communication infrastructure has been uprooted. The disaster communication system is required to aid in rescue effort by providing text, voice, and video communication links between the field worker and the operation center. It is also required to provide some communication services to the affected citizens so that the overwhelming demands made on the communication infrastructure during the times of disaster are mitigated to some extent. The other highlights of the design are its low-cost nature by exploiting the economies of scale and the fact that basic mobile phones with text-only features are widely available in developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012
Pages6339-6343
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 2012 Jun 102012 Jun 15

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012
CountryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period12/6/1012/6/15

Keywords

  • Citizen Services
  • Disaster Communication System
  • Network Architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Jalihal, D., Koilpillai, R. D., Khawas, P., Sampoornam, S., Nagarajan, S. H., Takeda, K., & Kataoka, K. (2012). A rapidly deployable disaster communications system for developing countries. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012 (pp. 6339-6343). [6364929] (IEEE International Conference on Communications). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2012.6364929