Architecture Design and Implementation Methods of Heterogeneous Emergency Communication Network

  • Haitao Wang
  • Lihua Song
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 143)


Efficient response and treatment of unexpected events relies on reliable, flexible and robust emergency communication network. In this paper, backgrounds of building emergency communication network are introduced. Then, architecture design of emergency communication network is explained, including design goals, ideas and other technical issues. Afterwards, in terms of requirements of emergency communication network, implementation methods of WiMAX based broadband emergency communication network are discussed. Meanwhile, network monitor and interconnection issues are considered.


Heterogeneous Emergency Communication Network Architecture WiMAX Ad hoc Network Wireless Sensor Network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haitao Wang
    • 1
  • Lihua Song
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Communication EngineeringPLA Univ. of Sci. & Tech.NanjingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Command AutomationPLA Univ. of Sci. & Tech.NanjingChina

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