Application of Cellular Communications Models and Designs for Use in Disaster-Aftermath Related Scenarios

Application of Cellular Communications Models and Designs for Use in Disaster-Aftermath Related Scenarios

Stephen J. Curran (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Daytona Beach, Florida, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/IJITN.2015070104
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Abstract

This paper is a pilot study on the concept of an aerial base station as a future strategy for restoring cellular communications in the aftermath of a major disaster. The strategy being studied makes use of low altitude platforms (LAPs) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can hover or orbit in a relatively fixed position and can act as an aerial base station. Unlike High Altitude Platforms (HAP) operating in a layer of the atmosphere above any existing air traffic, the LAPs or UAVs will be able to operate a few hundred to some thousands of meters above ground level. This paper also describes the functionality of the components comprising the aerial base station.
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Problem Statement

How can an emergency wireless communicatiosn system be modelled and designed to provide service for use by the general public in disaster-aftermath related scenarios?

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