In the context of sixth-generation (6G) networks, emergency management systems based on wireless communications are gaining interest. In an incoming magazine paper, CTL researchers discussed fundamentals and open problems of post-disaster communications with a special focus on the topological aspects. This is because, whenever a disaster strikes, there is a high chance that the telecom infrastructure is compromised, and therefore alternative networks need to be deployed efficiently to enable communications between victims and first responders. Finally, by means of selected simulation results, the authors showed how the required network architecture depends on the location and extension of the disaster-struck region.
For more details, please refer to the attached video and the following publication:
M. Matracia, M. A. Kishk, and M.-S. Alouini, "On the Topological Aspects of UAV-Assisted Post-Disaster Wireless Communication Networks," IEEE Communications Magazine 2022. DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.121.2100166