Accession Number : ADA620673


Title :   Extending Wi-Fi Direct for Automated Operations


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Monarrez, Jr, Aurelio


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a620673.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : During a large-scale disaster, first responders face a number of different challenges. Their ability to communicate with each another is among the most critical challenges they face. If the disaster has wiped out the infrastructure that enables communications, it creates a serious issue for first responders. In such situations, infrastructure-less technology could enable first responders to establish a communications network independent of any existing operational or non-operational infrastructure. Wi-Fi Direct can enable such communication, but it is fraught with issues that need to be addressed to make it usable for first responders. An extension to Wi-Fi Direct has been developed that would address these issues. The extended Wi-Fi Direct protocol allows for a persistent communications network that involves zero user interaction. The extensions to the protocol do not require any infrastructure or any human involvement to establish a communications network.


Descriptors :   *FIRST RESPONDERS , *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , *WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS , APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE , AUTOMATION , COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOLS , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , EMERGENCIES , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , INTERFACES , LOCAL AREA NETWORKS , MOBILE COMPUTING , NATURAL DISASTERS , NETWORK TOPOLOGY , OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS) , THESES


Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Escape, Rescue and Survival
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE