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City Mesh - Resilient first responder communication

Panitzek, Kamill and Schweizer, Immanuel and Bradler, Dirk and Mühlhäuser, Max (2011):
City Mesh - Resilient first responder communication.
In: 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, pp. 1-10, [Article]

Abstract

Communication between first responders is vital to the success of large scale disaster management. But communication technologies used by first responders today do not scale well due to heterogeneity, point-to-point connections, and centralized communication structures. As the popularity of devices equipped with Wi-Fi grows, the number of access points (APs) in city centers increases as well. This communication infrastructure exists and should be used in city wide disasters as it is readily available in areas with high population density. In this paper, we investigate Wi-Fi access points in 5 major cities deployed in stores, bars, and restaurants. We want to answer the question if these APs can be used as a mesh networking backbone in disaster response. The main contributions of this paper are (i) the surveyed and analyzed public Wi-Fi layout of five major cities and (ii) the connectivity analysis of the city wide network topology.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2011
Creators: Panitzek, Kamill and Schweizer, Immanuel and Bradler, Dirk and Mühlhäuser, Max
Title: City Mesh - Resilient first responder communication
Language: German
Abstract:

Communication between first responders is vital to the success of large scale disaster management. But communication technologies used by first responders today do not scale well due to heterogeneity, point-to-point connections, and centralized communication structures. As the popularity of devices equipped with Wi-Fi grows, the number of access points (APs) in city centers increases as well. This communication infrastructure exists and should be used in city wide disasters as it is readily available in areas with high population density. In this paper, we investigate Wi-Fi access points in 5 major cities deployed in stores, bars, and restaurants. We want to answer the question if these APs can be used as a mesh networking backbone in disaster response. The main contributions of this paper are (i) the surveyed and analyzed public Wi-Fi layout of five major cities and (ii) the connectivity analysis of the city wide network topology.

Journal or Publication Title: 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: - SCS: ProTecT;- P2P: QuaP2P (jointly with SCS);Wireless ad hoc networks, mesh networks, resilience, city area
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science > Telecooperation
20 Department of Computer Science
Event Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 12:59
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2011-0101
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