Power and Bandwidth Effective Data Communications in Disaster Relief Operations Through a Satellite-Based Disruption Tolerant Network Paradigm
Providing effective telecommunication infrastructures for disaster relief and emergency operations can be achieved by taking advantage of anywhere-anytime communication capabilities offered by satellite and wireless technology. In this perspective, designing a network architecture able to ensure reliable and timely delivery of data, and able to resist against link disruption is of utmost importance. To this end, this paper proposes a mobility-aided routing strategy, derived from other proposals, that aims at delivering data to destinations by taking into account power consumption issues. The efficacy of the proposed solutions is assessed by simulation, considering different scenario configurations.