Mobility

A Hybrid Wireless Network Model for Post Disaster Relief Operations

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Executive Summary

In the event of large scale natural disaster, most of the public utility services like communication, power and roads get disrupted. Post disaster relief operations need quick but reliable restoration of these services. Rapid and reliable deployment of communication setup is highly crucial to commence rescue and relief operations. Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) can be built quickly but suffer from problems due to nodes mobility; on the other hand, Static Ad-hoc NETworks (SANETs) can provide better performance, but takes longer time to establish. This paper presents a Hybrid Network model having features like scalability, robustness, speedy deployment, portability, cost effective and desired QoS.

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