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2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom) (2016)
Sydney, Australia
March 14, 2016 to March 19, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4673-8778-1
pp: 1-9
Zongqing Lu , The Pennsylvania State University
Guohong Cao , The Pennsylvania State University
Thomas La Porta , The Pennsylvania State University
ABSTRACT
In this paper, we investigate how to network smart-phones for providing communications in disaster recovery. By bridging the gaps among different kinds of wireless networks, we have designed and implemented a system called TeamPhone, which provides smartphones the capabilities of communications in disaster recovery. Specifically, TeamPhone consists of two components: a messaging system and a self-rescue system. The messaging system integrates cellular networking, ad-hoc networking and opportunistic networking seamlessly, and enables communications among rescue workers. The self-rescue system energy-efficiently groups the smartphones of trapped survivor and sends out emergency messages so as to assist rescue operations. We have implemented TeamPhone as a prototype application on the Android platform and deployed it on off-the-shelf smartphones. Experiment results show that TeamPhone can properly fulfill communication requirements and greatly facilitate rescue operations in disaster recovery.
INDEX TERMS
Smart phones, Routing, Ad hoc networks, Logic gates, Poles and towers, Mobile communication, IEEE 802.11 Standard
CITATION

Z. Lu, G. Cao and T. L. Porta, "Networking smartphones for disaster recovery," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom)(PERCOM), Sydney, Australia, 2016, pp. 1-9.
doi:10.1109/PERCOM.2016.7456503
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