Overview of the WIDENS Architecture, a Wireless Ad Hoc Network for Public Safety
This paper highlights preliminary results and status for the European Project entitled WIreless DEployable Network System (WIDENS). The purpose of this Industry/Academia collaborative research effort is to design, prototype and validate a vertically integrated rapidly deployable and scalable communication system for future public safety, emergency and disaster applications. In such scenarios, the communication system must be highly reliable to allow rescue teams to work and collaborate quickly and efficiently. Such operations are strongly dependent on the availability of the communication links both to rescue operators on the fields and to the central control room.