The Highly Mobile Deployed Networks project leverages the concept of the
DS are highly mobile and rapidly deployable in nature, it should be expected that these systems will operate in a wide range of environments, in proximity of other deployed and fixed in-band systems, in places with limited or no backhaul connectivity, and where access to restricted frequencies such as Band 14 may be unavailable. Therefore, this project proposes to identify methods for DS to interoperate with other DS via in- and out-of-band wireless networks, share common resources such as components within the evolved packet core (EPC) across multiple systems, virtualize and forward deploy cloud and fog computing based application architectures to reduce reliance on backhaul, and identify methods of leveraging common waveforms such as fourth generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) in unlicensed and unrestricted bands.
Next-Generation Deployable Network
A Next Generation Deployable Network is an LTE-based public safety network comprised of small form factor, self contained, LTE networks and application services which are designed to be independently capable yet interconnect with the nationwide PSBN and other deployable networks to create a dynamic network which adapts to the incident. Technology Evolution provides natural transitions to key features:
- Small cells – many more small LTE networks in the environment
- Rapidly deployable – brought in at a moment’s notice
- Multi-platform – airborne (UAS), vehicles, backpacks, etc
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