This research activity will introduce a new technique for satellite-based connectivity for people in a hazardous environment when ground-based communications network infrastructure is unavailable through denial or degradation, whether from natural causes or bad actors.
Three operational needs are considered for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR):
- Secure and reliable collection of critical, live data from an incident
- Timely distribution within response teams and
- 3. Command and control (C2)