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Wireless Mesh Networks for Public Safety and Crisis Management Applications
January/February 2008 (vol. 12 no. 1)
pp. 18-25
Marius Portmann, National ICT Australia
Asad Amir Pirzada, National ICT Australia
Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) are multihop wireless networks with self-healing and self-configuring capabilities. These features, plus the ability to provide wireless broadband connectivity at a comparatively low cost, make WMNs a promising technology for a wide range of applications. While discussing the suitability of WMN technology for public safety and crisis management communication, this article highlights its strengths and limitations and points to current and future research in this context.

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Index Terms:
wireless mesh networks, crisis management, public safety communications
Marius Portmann, Asad Amir Pirzada, "Wireless Mesh Networks for Public Safety and Crisis Management Applications," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 18-25, Jan.-Feb. 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.25
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