Aerial Base Station with Opportunistic Links for Unexpected and Temporary Events.
Thales Communications & Security, France (2012-2015)
The ABSOLUTE project develops rapid deployable mobile network for broadband services during emergency recovery and temporary events thanks to the combination of aerial, terrestrial and satellite communications.
The ultimate goal in ABSOLUTE is to provide reference implementations for interoperable and backward compatible solution, and relevant regulatory and standardization efforts, enabling quick adoption of 4G communication technologies to remarkably improve the disaster recovery and crisis management preparedness of all relevant public safety and security stakeholders in Europe and worldwide.
RMIT's key research aspect is related to the proposed technology for aerial based disaster relief communications in the project. RMIT is involved in conducting fundamental research in communications and signal processing for providing sufficient coverage for communications during a disaster recovery process where most of the telecommunications infrastructure is expected to be damaged either completely or partially.
Dr. Kandeepan Sithamparanathan