Isabelle Bucaille

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The European funded project U.C.A.N. (Ultra wideband Concepts for Ad-hoc Networks) is in the process of designing and implementing an Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Impulse Radio (IR) single band communication system. This paper presents the MAC and routing protocols which are currently developed in U.C.A.N. project. Application scenarios for UWB systems are(More)
An IMT-Advanced key requirement for next generation systems is the support for unprecedentedly high throughput per user. This implies an infrastructure — composed of access and backhaul network — capable of supporting the resulting extremely high capacity densities. The current next-generation technologies LTE and WiMAX support a mere(More)
This paper introduces a rapidly deployable wireless network based on Low Altitude Platforms and portable land units to support disaster-relief activities, and to extend capacity during temporary mass events. The system integrates an amalgam of radio technologies such as LTE, WLAN and TETRA to provide heterogeneous communications in the deployment location.(More)
Hybrid aerial and terrestrial communication systems have recently emerged for public safety communications and tactical applications due to their fast deployment and large coverage capabilities. A key question is the choice of the communication payload depending on the aerial platform being deployed. Indeed, this payload depends on several factors including(More)
Providing “connectivity from the sky” is the new innovative trend in wireless communications. High and low altitude platforms, drones, aircrafts and airships are being considered as the candidates for deploying wireless communications complementing the terrestrial communication infrastructure. In this article, we report the detailed account of the design(More)
Aerial-Terrestrial communication networks able to provide rapidly-deployable and resilient communications capable of offering broadband connectivity are emerging as a suitable solution for public safety scenarios. During natural disasters or unexpected events, terrestrial infrastructure can be seriously damaged or disrupted due to physical destruction of(More)
During a large-scale natural disaster or unexpected events, the terrestrial telecommunications become stretched, overloaded or totally destroyed in several cases. In these scenarios, a robust and capable emergency communication system is required to guarantee efficient communication to public safety agencies during the emergency phases. Airborne(More)