Information Gathering Systems
Disaster Communication Networks
For disaster management, communication networks are vital. Satellite communication systems allows the transmission of large amounts of data over the air quickly, ideal for connecting main decision makers, typically government agencies, who might be scattered geographically, as well as control centers and first responders. Satellite communication systems rely less on on-the-ground infrastructure, thus making them more reliable following a disaster.
Terrestrial radio systems and fiber-optic cables supplement satellite transmission. Already widely used, these types of networks are especially useful for broadcasting alerts to the civilian population who have access to conventional radios and mobile phones.