A portable base station optimization model for wireless infrastructure deployment in disaster planning and management

Michael R. Bartolacci, Christoph Aubrecht, Dilek Ozceylan Aubrecht

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Disaster response requires communications among all affected parties including emergency responders and the affected populace. Wireless telecommunications, if available through a fixed structure cellular mobile network, satellites, portable station mobile networks and ad hoc mobile networks, can provide this means for such communications. While the deployment of temporary mobile networks and other wireless equipment following disasters has been successfully accomplished by governmental agencies and mobile network providers following previous disasters, there appears to be little optimization effort involved with respect to maximizing key performance measures of the deployment or minimizing overall 'cost' (including time aspects) to deploy. This work-in-progress does not focus on the question of what entity will operate the portable base during a disaster, but on optimizing the placement of mobile base stations or similar network nodes for planning and real time management purposes. An optimization model is proposed for the staging and placement of portable base stations to support disaster relief efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2014 Conference Proceedings - 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
PublisherThe Pennsylvania State University
Pages55-59
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780692211946
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2014 - University Park, PA, United States
Duration: May 1 2014May 1 2014

Publication series

NameISCRAM 2014 Conference Proceedings - 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

Other

Other11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityUniversity Park, PA
Period5/1/145/1/14

    Fingerprint

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

Cite this

Bartolacci, M. R., Aubrecht, C., & Aubrecht, D. O. (2014). A portable base station optimization model for wireless infrastructure deployment in disaster planning and management. In ISCRAM 2014 Conference Proceedings - 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (pp. 55-59). (ISCRAM 2014 Conference Proceedings - 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management). The Pennsylvania State University.