A Simple and Portable Command Post to Coordinate Search and Rescue Activities in Disaster Relief Efforts

Abstract

The lack of communication channels and support information can make the critical search and rescue of survivors after a disaster an ineffective process resulting in losses. This work addresses this problem by proposing a simple and portable command post application based on mobile devices and adhoc networks. The application provides support to communication and collaboration aiming to speed up the SAR process. The system architecture and some implementation issues are also presented.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15714-1_25

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@inproceedings{Bartels2010ASA, title={A Simple and Portable Command Post to Coordinate Search and Rescue Activities in Disaster Relief Efforts}, author={Rodrigo Bartels and Valeria Herskovic and Alvaro Monares and Sergio F. Ochoa and Jos{\'e} A. Pino and Marcos R. S. Borges}, booktitle={CRIWG}, year={2010} }