2014 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA) (2014)
May 13, 2014 to May 16, 2014
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/WAINA.2014.26
The utility of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) during disaster recovery is well-known. Dynamic networks offer particular advantages in post-disaster circumstances, permitting first-responders to prioritize the use of humanitarian and repair resources in emergency situations caused by extreme weather such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and snow storms. Real-time data and information sharing, using a mobile app, has been expanded from the individual point-to-point communication or 'hot-spots' to dynamically built, with virtual hub-and-spoke topology, mobile ad hoc networks. The MANET approach, supported by a mobile app, makes the disaster recovery more efficient, both in monitoring the scope of the damage and in coordinating appropriate recovery and relief missions. The integrated approach of a mobile app and MANETs can ultimately save lives and reduce the time needed for critical service to be restored.
real-time network data, mobile ad hoc networks (MANET), disaster recovery, mobile app
A. Goncalves, C. Silva and P. Morreale, "Design of a Mobile Ad Hoc Network Communication App for Disaster Recovery," 2014 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA), BC, Canada, 2014, pp. 121-126.