An investigation of Commercial Off-the-Shelf Wireless in support of Complex Humanitarian Disaster Operations in the Argentine Army
Perfetti, Marcelo R.
MetadataShow full item record
Since the beginning of this century, the Argentine Army has used Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) wireless products, equipment, and communication systems to support Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) operations. The participation of Military, Governmental, and Non-Governmental Organizations in these activities requires more wireless coverage area. These communication systems are an integration of several subsystems that provide an initial Hastily Formed Network (HFN), but they did not provide enough coverage area to support Command and Control centers from different organizations. This thesis explore different solutions to address the lack of coverage area of the current wireless systems, analyzing new COTS technologies that could be applied to the Argentine Military HFN Centers to satisfy the new emerging requirements of HA/DR operations. This research is focused on Wireless Subsystems, and gather data from actual HA/DR experiments and exercises organized by NPS. The experiments provide analytic data from the latest generation equipment which are being tested at the NPS HFN center. The thesis determines the benefits that the applicability of different wireless subsystem would provide to support HA/DR operations in an Argentine environment based on the information gathered during field exercises and experiments.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, is not copyrighted in the U.S.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Goodwin, Michael S. (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-09);"The proliferation of wireless computer equipment and Local Area Networks (LANs) create an increasingly common and growing threat to Marine Corps Network infrastructure and communication security (COMSEC). This threat ...
Tactical wireless networking in coalition environments implementing an IEEE 802.20 wireless end-user network utilizing FLASH-OFDM to provide a secure mobile extension to existing WAN Tovar, Daniel R. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-09);This thesis will focus on the area of 802.20 wireless networking as a feasible "last mile" solution to wireless access in a tactical coalition environment and will be implemented into a series of experiments. Implementation ...
Milicic, Gregory J. (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-03);Wireless mesh mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) provide the military with the opportunity to spread information superiority to the tactical battlespace in support of network-centric warfare (NCW). These mesh networks provide ...