Date Added: Jul 2012
In recent years, the world has experienced a number of catastrophic natural disasters such as earthquake, hurricane, typhoon, tsunami, etc. The victims trapped in the collapsed buildings and landslides will have a great chance of survival in case the rescue team reaches for help in a short period of time. Communications are vital for effective management and execution of disaster response and recovery efforts. Emergency response personnel must be able to exchange information with each other from anywhere, at any time, to successfully accomplish their missions. Ad hoc networks can enable communication among temporarily assembled user terminals without relying on the conventional communication infrastructure.