Wise Networking

Wise Networking

The current infrastructure that tower cells sit on are extremely fragile. When a disaster occurs, restoring cell phone service afterwards can be a difficult task to accomplish as it takes many days to do so. During this time, there is no way to survey the area for survivors. However, the current telecommunication infrastructure needed in disaster response is insufficient due to the difficulty of logistics, taking hours to prepare and deploy. This delay is a problem as the wellbeing of victims are unknown for a long period of time and effective decisions by coordinators cannot be made until hours after infrastructure is created. Our Mesh Network will provide immediate information to first responders helping locate victims quicker as well as helping communities communicate via SMS. The Mesh Network uses off the shelf electronics to develop a wireless mesh system that can be deployed into the field despite/regardless the lack of available infrastructure on the ground.



Location: Sydney