A basic study of the near vertical inclined skywave: The last survival tool of radio communications to support telemedicine after N-disaster

Toshihiko Kitano*, Yasumitsu Tomioka, Agus Subekti, M. A. Sadiq, Hiroshi Juzoji, Isao Nakajima

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

For years, we have studied the Near Vertical Inclined Skywave (NVIS) to support telemedicine after major N-disaster. In the case of disaster and emergency situation, communication infrastructure availability is one of the key points for success of telemedical services: coordination among the medical personnel, monitoring of evacuation or treatments to the patients. However it is often happened that telecommunication infrastructure is not functioning in this situation because of damage or malfunction due to disaster or blockage because of high traffics, which is typical in cellular system. HF communication gives a good possibility to communicate during disaster, as it is cheap and easy to establish. The NVIS is a HF method to reach area at the radius between 80-113 km from the sender. This area is normally not reachable by the ground wave communication or conventional HF communication. This paper discuss about the features of NVIS communication and performance simulation with Pact communication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages165-169
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventHEALTHCOM 2006: Mobile E-Health for Developing Countries - 2006 8th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services - New Delhi, India
Duration: Aug 17 2006Aug 19 2006

Conference

ConferenceHEALTHCOM 2006: Mobile E-Health for Developing Countries - 2006 8th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityNew Delhi
Period8/17/068/19/06

Keywords

  • Communication tool
  • N-Disaster
  • NVIS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Media Technology
  • Nursing(all)

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