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Next-generation communication systems for PPDR: the SALUS perspective

Next-generation communication systems for PPDR: the SALUS perspective

Marques, Hugo, Pereira, Luís, Rodriguez, Jonathan, Mantas, Georgios ORCID: 0000-0002-8074-0417, Sousa, Bruno, Fonseca, Hugo, Cordeiro, Luís, Palma, David, Barbatsalou, Konstantia, Simões, Paulo, Monteiro, Edmundo, Nyanyo, Andy, Wickson, Peter, Bouwers, Bert, Kolundzija, Branko, Olcan, Dragan, Zerbib, Daniel, Brouet, Jérôme, Lasserre, Philippe, Galiotos, Panagiotis, Chrysikos, Theofilos, Jelenc, David, Kos, Jernej, Trček, Denis, Ladas, Alexandros, Weerasinghe, Nuwan, Adigun, Olayinka, Politis, Christos and Müller, Wilmuth (2016) Next-generation communication systems for PPDR: the SALUS perspective. In: Camara, Daniel and Nikaein, Navid, (eds.) Wireless Public Safety Networks 1. Elsevier, pp. 49-93. ISBN 978-1785480225 (doi:

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Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) agencies in European member states currently rely on digital Private Mobile Radio (PMR) networks for mission critical operations. PMR networks are based on two main standards for Europe: Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) and TETRAPOL. These networks provide secure and resilient mobile voice services, as well as basic data services. However, these traditional PMR networks show substantial limitations, when matched against modern requirements of PPDR agencies, including broadcast communications, dynamic secure groups, secure roaming, and emerging safety and security applications. Moreover, there are significant interoperability constraints when using multiple technologies, such as inter-technology coverage limitations, which can result in ineffective management of emergency events, both at national level as well as in cross-border regions.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: emergency communications security, long-term evolution (LTE), migration roadmaps, public protection and disaster relief (PPDR), SALUS project, terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA), TETRAPOL technology, Wi-Fi networks, wireless local area networks (WLANs), wireless technologies
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2020 13:40

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