Simple communication mesh for disaster zones

Will, Nicholas (2018) Simple communication mesh for disaster zones. [USQ Project]


When natural disasters and conflict strike some of the first services to collapse are the telecommunications networks. Sensitive communications infrastructure such as radio towers, buried cables and power infrastructure are easily damaged, leading to long term communications outages. When communications are restored by government and aid agencies it is for their exclusive use, and usually not extended to the general public.

The aim of this dissertation is to investigate the requirements and develop a simple to deploy communications system to restore basic communications to the general public during a disaster situation. In investigating the requirements, a literature review will be completed, focusing on legal requirements and the bandwidth requirements of various voice and data communications protocols. Using this information I intend to develop a communications protocol capable of transmitting the volume of data needed to maintain limited communications for persons in a disaster zone.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2022 23:02
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2022 02:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: telecommunications networks; disaster zone; communications system; restore

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