Analyzing Options for Airborne Emergency Wireless Communications

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In the event of large-scale natural or manmade catastrophic events, access to reliable and enduring commercial communication systems is critical. Hurricane Katrina provided a recent example of the need to ensure communications during a national emergency. To ensure that communication demands are met during these critical times, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) under the guidance of United States Strategic Command has studied infrastructure issues, concerns, and vulnerabilities associated with an airborne wireless communications capability. Such a capability could provide emergency wireless communications until public/commercial nodes can be systematically restored. This report focuses on the airborne cellular restoration concept; analyzing basic infrastructure ... continued below

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Schmitt, Michael; Deaton, Juan; Papke, Curt & Cherry, Shane March 1, 2008.

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In the event of large-scale natural or manmade catastrophic events, access to reliable and enduring commercial communication systems is critical. Hurricane Katrina provided a recent example of the need to ensure communications during a national emergency. To ensure that communication demands are met during these critical times, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) under the guidance of United States Strategic Command has studied infrastructure issues, concerns, and vulnerabilities associated with an airborne wireless communications capability. Such a capability could provide emergency wireless communications until public/commercial nodes can be systematically restored. This report focuses on the airborne cellular restoration concept; analyzing basic infrastructure requirements; identifying related infrastructure issues, concerns, and vulnerabilities and offers recommended solutions.

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  • Report No.: INL/EXT-08-13871
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/935455 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 935455
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc896997

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Schmitt, Michael; Deaton, Juan; Papke, Curt & Cherry, Shane. Analyzing Options for Airborne Emergency Wireless Communications, report, March 1, 2008; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc896997/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.