Delay/Disruption Tolerant Dynamic Ad-hoc Emergency Mesh Network
Disruption-tolerant Emergency Networks. ... secure, self-organizing and fully distributed interoperable mesh networks
wireless mesh networks
for public safety and disaster recovery ...
A mesh network (or simply meshnet) is a local network topology in which the infrastructure nodes (i.e. bridges, switches, and other infrastructure devices) connect directly, dynamically and non-hierarchically to as many other nodes as possible and cooperate with one another to efficiently route data from/to clients.
This lack of dependency on one node allows for every node to participate in the relay of information.
Mesh networks dynamically self-organize and self-configure, which can reduce installation overhead. The ability to self-configure enables dynamic distribution of workloads, particularly in the event a few nodes should fail. This in turn contributes to fault-tolerance and reduced maintenance costs.
When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
Natural disasters and other emergency situations have the potential to destroy a whole network infrastructure needed for communication critical to emergency rescue, evacuation, and initial rehabilitation.