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Hybrid System HAP-WiFi for Incident Area Network

  • G. Araniti
  • M. De Sanctis
  • S. C. Spinella
  • M. Monti
  • E. Cianca
  • A. Molinaro
  • A. Iera
  • M. Ruggieri
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 43)

Abstract

Recent large scale disasters have highlighted the importance of a robust and efficient public safety communication network able to coordinate emergency operations even when existing infrastructures are damaged. The Incident Area Network (IAN) is a self-forming temporary network infrastructures brought to the scene of an incident to support personal and local communications among different public safety end-users. In this work we are interested in investigating how the High Altitude Platform (HAP) can effectively support Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) in a scenario wherein the preexistent terrestrial network is not available. To this aim, we propose an efficient policy of Radio Resource Management (RRM) based on cooperation framework between HAP and Mobile Ad-Hoc NETwork (MANET). The proposed solution has been successfully tested through a comprehensive simulation campaign.

Keywords

Incident Area Networks Cooperative Multicast MBMS HAP MANET WiFi 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Araniti
    • 1
  • M. De Sanctis
    • 2
  • S. C. Spinella
    • 1
  • M. Monti
    • 2
  • E. Cianca
    • 2
  • A. Molinaro
    • 1
  • A. Iera
    • 1
  • M. Ruggieri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department D.I.M.E.TUniversity Mediterranea of Reggio CalabriaReggio CalabriaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Electronics EngineeringUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomaItaly

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