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Mobile Video CommunicationforEmergency Services
KTH, Superseded Departments, Teleinformatics. (CCSlab)
2000 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Technological advances in the field of mobile telecommunications are changing the world of public safety today. The new technologies have come to attention for emergency services around the world to take advantage of what they have to offer. This thesis work has evaluated three candidate mobile video communication systems for transmitting live video images from the scene of an accident to front and rear command and control centres as well as emergency hospitals. The systems and their associated technologies were evaluated as whether they are suitable for use in emergency services.

The three systems incorporate transmission over analogue radio link, satellite and GSM networks. All of these technologies were evaluated and their implications on the accident scene as well as the environment’s implications on the equipment were considered. To form a base in the evaluation one test of each of these systems was performed, during emergency services training exercises. At these occasions the full operational systems could be seen in action and its capabilities and limitations could be observed.

The result of the study was that all three systems are feasible for use in emergency services, but there are differences in mobility, quality and user-friendliness as well as cost for the systems that has to be considered. However, none of the systems could fully conform to the strict requirements set for the systems in the project specification.

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2000. , 80 p.
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Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93561OAI: diva2:516981
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Master of Science in Engineering - Computer Science and Technology
2000-03-20, Biblioteket, Teleinformatics, Isafjordsgatan 22, Kista, 15:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2012-06-18 Created: 2012-04-20 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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