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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), 2010-08-30 - 2010-09-02, Anaheim, California, USA. ISBN 978-1-60086-750-7.

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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.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/65504/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Satellite Communications for Management of Mass Casualty Incidents: The e-Triage Project
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Fernandez Villares, JavierTriaGnoSys GmbHUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Donner, AntonUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4458-7929UNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2010
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
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 Start Date:30 August 2010
Event End Date:2 September 2010
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignment
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Digital Networks
Deposited By: Donner, Anton
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 10:27
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 19:30

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