Design of a mobile ad hoc network communication app for disaster recovery

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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. © 2014 IEEE.

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Proceedings - 2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, IEEE WAINA 2014

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