Emergency network is a network which can be deployed in an emergency situation such as for rescue operations after an occurrence of a natural disaster. It does not rely on fixed telecommunication infrastructure hence can be set up within a relatively short period of time and with little effort. The network should sufficiently serve the demand of rescue operation and the disaster recovery communications. An example scenario is as shown below where mobile ad hoc networks are deployed.
The Internet part of above scenario can be a wireless satellite communication.
Rescue workers can communicate among each other using VoIP or short messages. Sensor data and streaming VDO can be sent from each mobile site to the central coordination unit. Similarly commands from central co-ordination unit can be broadcast to all mobile sites. The central co-ordination unit can be anywhere in the Internet cloud.
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