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WISECOM: A rapidly deployable satellite backhauling system for emergency situations

Berioli, Matteo and Mulero Chaves, Javier and Courville, Nicolas and Boutry, Philippe and Fondere, Jean-Louis and Skinnemoen, Harald and Tork, Hillar and Werner, Markus and Weinlich, Michael (2011) WISECOM: A rapidly deployable satellite backhauling system for emergency situations. International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, 29 (5), 419 -440. John Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/sat.982. ISSN 1542-0973.

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Abstract

This paper presents the detailed architecture of the WISECOM system, which can quickly re-establish and provide telecommunication services after a disaster by integrating terrestrial mobile radio networks, such as GSM, WiFi, WiMAX and TETRA, with satellite technologies. The system aims to be a useful tool to be deployed in the early hours after a disaster event, for both the victims and the rescue services who will be able to communicate in a reliable and robust way, improving the coordination of the different teams and reducing the time needed to provide victims with the proper treatment. The paper presents in detail the different services provided by the system taking into account its two different versions, based on two different satellite technologies, Inmarsat BGAN and DVB-RCS. Together with the presentation of the system capabilities, a business model is also proposed. Thereafter, the architecture of the general system and the demonstrators that have been developed are detailed, according to the two versions of the system. The work also presents the outcomes of the tests conducted with a prototype of the system, and of the final project demonstration, which was held in Germany in May 2008 with the involvement of real end-users (fire brigades and civil protection authorities).

Document Type:Article
Title:WISECOM: A rapidly deployable satellite backhauling system for emergency situations
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Berioli, MatteoMatteo.berioli@dlr.de
Mulero Chaves, JavierJavier.MuleroChaves@dlr.de
Courville, NicolasNicolas.Courville@dlr.de
Boutry, PhilippeEADS Astrium
Fondere, Jean-LouisThales Alenia Space
Skinnemoen, HaraldAnsuR Technologies
Tork, HillarReach-U
Werner, MarkusTriaGnoSys
Weinlich, MichaelSteinbeis Forschung Zentrum
Date:September 2011
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:29
DOI:10.1002/sat.982
Page Range:419 -440
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
ISSN:1542-0973
Status:Published
Keywords:Emergency communications; satellite backhauling; GSM; TETRA; WiFi; WiMAX; location-based services; VoIP
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
Deposited By: Javier Mulero Chaves
Deposited On:13 Jan 2011 08:21
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:06

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