A stand-alone quickly-deployable communication system for effective post-disaster management

D. Jalihal, R. D. Koilpillai, P. Khawas, S. Sampoornam, Sree Hari Nagarajan, S. Kalpalatha, R. Bhavani, 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 (i) its low-cost nature achieved by exploiting the economies of scale, (ii) constant communication between the field worker and manager, (iii) the use of basic mobile phones with text-only features for gathering victim data and populating the victim database in real-time, and (iv) web-based applications for managing victim data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2014, R10 HTC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages52-57
Number of pages6
Volume2015-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781479976065
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 28
Event2nd IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference, R10 HTC 2014 - Chennai, India
Duration: 2014 Aug 62014 Aug 9

Other

Other2nd IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference, R10 HTC 2014
CountryIndia
CityChennai
Period14/8/614/8/9

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Keywords

  • Citizen Services
  • Disaster Communication System
  • Network Architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Jalihal, D., Koilpillai, R. D., Khawas, P., Sampoornam, S., Nagarajan, S. H., Kalpalatha, S., Bhavani, R., Takeda, K., & Kataoka, K. (2015). A stand-alone quickly-deployable communication system for effective post-disaster management. In Proceedings of the IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2014, R10 HTC 2014 (Vol. 2015-January, pp. 52-57). [7026317] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/R10-HTC.2014.7026317