Accession Number : ADA567264


Title :   An Investigation of Commercial Off-the-Shelf Wireless in Support of Complex Humanitarian Disaster Operations in the Argentine Army


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF INFORMATION SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Perfetti, Marcelo R


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA567264


Report Date : Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 121


Abstract : 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 do not provide enough coverage area to support Command and Control centers from different organizations. This thesis explores different solutions to address the lack of coverage area of the current wireless systems. It analyzes new COTS technologies that could be applied to the Argentine Military HFN Centers to satisfy the emerging requirements of HA/DR operations. This research is focused on Wireless Subsystems, and it gathers data from actual HA/DR experiments and exercises organized by NPS. The experiments provide analytic data from the latest generation equipment that is being tested at the NPS HFN center. The thesis determines the benefits that these different wireless subsystems would provide for HA/DR operations in an Argentine environment based on the information gathered during field exercises and experiments.


Descriptors :   *ARGENTINA , *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *MOBILE COMPUTING , *OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , *STANDARDS , *WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS , CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS , DISASTERS , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , FIELD TESTS , FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , THESES


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE