States and trends of technologies in the Ad Hoc networks applicable to emergency communications

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Research on the ad hoc networks, which belongs to the type of autonomous distributed network, has been done actively in recent years. The ad hoc networks have the feature that they only consist of user terminals and has no infrastructures. So, it is possible to use as a communication means in the emergencies at the time of disaster, etc. where usual telecommunication infrastructures are damaged. In this paper, the outline of the ad hoc networks is introduced. The present states and the trends of key technologies in the ad hoc networks are also presented. The researches for using an ad hoc network in the emergency communications are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4-1
Pages (from-to)225-233
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 1



  • Ad hoc networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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