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Wireless Public Safety Networks 1

Overview and Challenges

Edited by Daniel Câmara, Telecom ParisTech, France Navid Nikaein, Eurecom, France

ISBN: 9781785480225

Publication Date: December 2015   Hardback   350 pp.

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Maintaining communication capabilities during a disaster scenario is crucial and can often be the primary determining factor between life and death for many people. Public Safety Networks (PSNs) are networks established by the authorities to either prepare the population for an eminent catastrophe, or as support during the crisis and normalization phases. The requirements for these mission critical networks are completely different to those of regular networks and may change radically depending on the nature of the disaster faced, making PSNs a challenging technology. This book will give the readers a broad view of the field of PSNs, first discussing the benefits of PSNs in modern day society, after which the authors approach the main challenges related to the establishment and maintenance of these networks before finally presenting the latest advancements in the field and future perspectives.
Researchers, graduate students, industrialists interested in the development of public safety solutions or just generally anyone interested in the establishment and maintenance of PSNs would be greatly interested by this book.


1. Public Safety Network: an Overview, Tullio Joseph Tanzi and Jean Isnard.
2. The Evolutionary Role of Communication Technologies in Public Safety Networks, Karina Mabell Gomez Chavez, Leonardo Goratti, Tinku Rasheed, Dejene Boru Oljira, Riccardo Fedrizzi and Roberto Riggio.
3. Next-Generation Communication Systems for PPDR: the SALUS Perspective, Hugo Marques, Luís Pereira, Jonathan Rodriguez, Georgios Mantas, Bruno Sousa, Hugo Fonseca, Luís Cordeiro, David Palma, Konstantia Barbatsalou, Paulo Simões, Edmundo Monteiro, Andy Nyanyo, Peter Wickson, Bert Bouwers, Branko Kolundzija, Dragan Olcan, Daniel Zerbib, Jérôme Brouet, Philippe Lasserre, Panagiotis Galiotos, Theofilos Chrysikos, David Jelenc, Jernej Kos, Denis Trcek, Alexandros Ladas, Nuwan Weerasinghe, Olayinka Adigun, Christos Politis and Wilmuth Müller.
4. From DMO to D2D, Xavier Pons-Masbernat, Eric Georgeaux, Christophe Gruet, François Montaigne, Jean-Christophe Schiel, Guy Philippe and Lirida Naviner.
5. Interoperability for Public Safety Networks, Federico Frosali, Francesco Gei, Dania Marabissi, Luigia Micciullo and Etienne Lezaack.
6. Joint Network for Disaster Relief and Search and Rescue Network Operations, Ram Gopal Lakshmi Narayanan and Oliver C. Ibe.
7. The Evolution of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Applications and Technologies for Law Enforcement and Public Safety, Gary Steri and Gianmarco Baldini.
8. Communication Technologies for Public Warning, Cristina Párraga Niebla.
9. Enhancing Disaster Management by, taking Advantage of General Public Mobile Devices: Trends and Possible Scenarios, Olivier Sebastien and Fanilo Harivelo.
10. How to Ensure Quality Standards in Emergency Management Systems, Marcelo Zambrano V., Manuel Esteve and Carlos Palau.

About the Authors

Daniel Câmara is a Research Engineer at Telecom ParisTech, in France, currently working in the System on Chip Laboratory (LABSOC). His research interests include wireless networks, distributed systems, quality of software and artificial intelligence algorithms.
Navid Nikaein is Assistant Professor in the mobile communication department at Eurecom in France, where he leads a research group focusing on experimental system research related to the wireless systems with concrete use-cases found in broadband access, massive IoT, and public safety networks.


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