NPS IT Fly-in Team Reconnects Tsunami Survivors to the World

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Honegger, Barbara
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2005-02-09
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Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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A survivor's camp and nearby grave registration center/morgue in the Thailand coastal areas hardest hit by the Dec. 26 tsunami were reconnected to the world only days after the disaster thanks to a fly-in wireless network team from the Naval Postgraduate School. Information Systems Department member Brian Stckler headed the Coalitioin Operating Area Surveillance and Targeting System (COASTS) field experimentation research group that set up "hastily-formed wireless networks relinking the refugee camp near a resort area two hours north of Phuket, Thailand (Khao Lok) and a Bhuddist Temple repurposed into the grave registration center and morgue in the nearby village of Takua Pa to the Internet in early January.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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