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Satellite Communications for Management of Mass Casualty Incidents: The e-Triage Project

Via Estrem, Àngels and Fernandez Villares, Javier and Werner, Markus and Donner, Anton (2010) Satellite Communications for Management of Mass Casualty Incidents: The e-Triage Project. 28th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), 30. Aug. - 02. Sep. 2010, Anaheim, California, USA. ISBN 978-1-60086-750-7.

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Abstract

This paper describes the communications infrastructure used in the e-Triage Project. The main objective of e-Triage is the effcient electronic on-site registration of victims in Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs) to enable a fast distribution of the information to operation control centers and hospitals for a better handling of victims. To achieve this, e-Triage designs the end-device used to register the victims, the distributed database where the information of the victims is saved, and the communications infrastructure necessary to transmit the data. After a disaster event the terrestrial commercial networks are likely to be overloaded, damaged or not operative, if they ever existed. A dynamic network extension is envisaged for dedicated Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) systems, or a complete deployment is foreseen if e-Triage is used abroad where no infrastructure is. This paper focuses on the technologies used to transmit data and voice traffc within the disaster area and to the remote control centers and hospitals. These technologies are GSM/GPRS, TErrestrial Trunked RAdio (TETRA) and WLAN and are backhauled over satellite (BGAN or VSAT) or UMTS links. Some modifications of the protocols underneath have been implemented, which show better performance over slow and limited bandwidth links.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Satellite Communications for Management of Mass Casualty Incidents: The e-Triage Project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Via Estrem, ÀngelsTriaGnoSys GmbH
Fernandez Villares, JavierTriaGnoSys GmbH
Werner, MarkusTriaGnoSys GmbH
Donner, AntonAnton.Donner@dlr.de
Date:September 2010
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
ISBN:978-1-60086-750-7
Status:Published
Keywords:mass casualty incident (MCI), backhauling, satellite communication
Event Title:28th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC)
Event Location:Anaheim, California, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:30. Aug. - 02. Sep. 2010
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignement
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):W -- no assignement (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Digital Networks
Deposited By: Anton Donner
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 10:27
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:02

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