Resilient Communications and Information Systems for Disaster-Preparedness using UAVs, Beacons and Data aggregators, via Delay-Tolerant Networks on Sub-GHz Frequencies

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We identified use cases where resilient communications systems may help in disaster-preparedness in the Philippines. The use cases involve critical information and communications. When networks are down due to typhoons, earthquakes and other disasters, information becomes critical. By introducing low cost and easy-to-deploy communications systems, we were able to demonstrate improved information flow in post-disaster operations. We were able to gather data seamlessly and test the range of transmission in different terrains. Using multiple UAVs, we were able to demonstrate cooperative missions between ground teams and rescue teams. The systems deployed by the team improved the flow of information without the use of legacy communications networks.