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Secure and interoperable communication infrastructures for PPDR organisations
Author(s): Wilmuth Müller; Hugo Marques; Luis Pereira; Jonathan Rodriguez; Frank Brouwer; Bert Bouwers; Ilias Politis; Asimakis Lykourgiotis; Alexandros Ladas; Olayinka Adigun; David Jelenc
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Paper Abstract

The growing number of events affecting public safety and security (PS&S) on a regional scale with potential to grow up to large scale cross border disasters puts an increased pressure on agencies and organisation responsible for PS&S. In order to respond timely and in an adequate manner to such events, Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) organisations need to cooperate, align their procedures and activities, share the needed information and be interoperable. Existing PPDR/PMR technologies such as TETRA, TETRAPOL or P25, do not currently provide broadband capability nor is expected such technologies to be upgraded in the future. This presents a major limitation in supporting new services and information flows. Furthermore, there is no known standard that addresses interoperability of these technologies.

In this contribution the design of a next generation communication infrastructure for PPDR organisations which fulfills the requirements of secure and seamless end-to-end communication and interoperable information exchange within the deployed communication networks is presented. Based on Enterprise Architecture of PPDR organisations, a next generation PPDR network that is backward compatible with legacy communication technologies is designed and implemented, capable of providing security, privacy, seamless mobility, QoS and reliability support for mission-critical Private Mobile Radio (PMR) voice and broadband data services.

The designed solution provides a robust, reliable, and secure mobile broadband communications system for a wide variety of PMR applications and services on PPDR broadband networks, including the ability of inter-system, interagency and cross-border operations with emphasis on interoperability between users in PMR and LTE.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9849, Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2016, 98490D (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2222998
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Wilmuth Müller, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Hugo Marques, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Luis Pereira, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Jonathan Rodriguez, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Frank Brouwer, FIGO B.V. (Netherlands)
Bert Bouwers, Rohill Engineering B.V. (Netherlands)
Ilias Politis, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Asimakis Lykourgiotis, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Alexandros Ladas, Kingston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Olayinka Adigun, Kingston Univ. (United Kingdom)
David Jelenc, Univ. of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9849:
Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2016
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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