EUROPCOM - An Ultra-WideBand (UWB)-Based Ad Hoc Network for Emergency Applications

  title={EUROPCOM - An Ultra-WideBand (UWB)-Based Ad Hoc Network for Emergency Applications},
  author={Anthony C. C. Lo and Liang Xia and Ignas G. Niemegeers and Timothy Baug{\'e} and Mark Russell and Dave Harmer},
  journal={VTC Spring 2008 - IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference},
The Information Society Technologies (IST) EUROPCOM project designs and develops an Ultra-WideBand (UWB)-based ad hoc network for search and rescue operations in disaster zones, especially indoors. The primary application of the EUROPCOM system is to provide position tracking of rescue personnel within the disaster zone. Currently no such technologies or systems exist, which can provide the envisaged functionality. The paper presents the network architecture that was proposed in the EUROPCOM… CONTINUE READING
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