Abstract— Natural disasters can cause a massive damage of life and property. Mobile communications technologies can be used to reduce the effect of disaster in isolated areas. The approach which has been adopted throughout this study by utilizes a Low-altitude Platform system (L-APs) as a technique to enhance the performance of communications network. However, the proposed approach was accompanied by some challenges, i.e. Instability of communication systems Inside-platform; and the needed to improve the quality of service (QoS). These challenges hinder network node for deployment. The situation led to creation a smart communication platform system (SCPS) base station. This system has characterized by the ability to adjustment with external factors that prevent stabilization. Moreover, SCPS has provisioned QoS via hybrid Free- Space Optics/radio Frequency (FSO/RF) networks as a technique to improve data propagation to the “last mile." A new method is used to connect several aerial platforms that are helpful in increasing the range of the network deployment. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine the performance of these platforms in various weather environments.
Index Terms—— low-altitude platform system, free space optic, mobile platforms, communication Network, and disaster area.
Cite: Sateaa H. Alnajjar, Fareq Malek, Mohd S. Razalli, and Mohd S. Ahmad, "Low-Altitude Platform to Enhance Communications Reliability in Disaster Environments," Journal of Advances in Information Technology, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 21-30, February, 2014.doi:10.4304/jait.5.1.21-30
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