karl Andersson

Earthquake Secure network developed by LTU and Japan

Published: 14 January 2014

Disaster Secure networks that work when natural disasters destroyed systems for communication, electricity and water supplies are developed by LTU- researcher Karl Andersson and japanese resarchers.

- Climate change raises the need for robust systems, says Karl Andersson. After a natural disaster, it is often small islands  that works around the areas where nothing works. We focus on the things  that works . With base stations and access points that are removable and can communicate via satellite or reaches the core network in other ways, one can cope with urgent communication and secure critical communications for other critical functions , such as electricity and water supply.

Together with fellow researcher Dr. Ved Kafle at National Institute of Information and Communications  Technology , NICT , Karl Andersson develops architectures and new ways to communicate that work autonomously when the contact with the outside world has been broken.

One option that the researchers studied are the so-called ad hoc communications,  where voice and data can be transported through other people's cell phones without base stations or access points are needed. Today, Japan and Taiwan are the leading nations in research around robust communication .

- In Europe, interest is growing in the area. The stay in Japan has been a great opportunity to learn more about how to act when community infrastructure wiped out. Here at home , we see that networks are becoming more vulnerable and there is a need to increase reliability even here.

The results of the research collaboration with NICT presented at a conference in Las Vegas in January 2014.

Contact: Karl Andersson