Emergency Mobile Mesh
The Emergency Mobile Mesh (EMM) project is a communication protocol that allows for intercommunication between emergency, security or defence users. EMM can also be seen as a data exchange protocol that allows for shared situational awareness, helping to support mission success. Finally, EMM was validated via a demonstrator that uses both protocols in a typical case of support for emergency operations.
The EMM project can be included in the research area of communication and information systems in critical systems, allowing multi-purpose uses in areas such as civil protection, security and defence.
CRITICAL Software signed a contract with IAPMEI under the Incentive Scheme for Research and Technological Development to develop EMM project. Contract Number: 2012/24652.
The following organizations are part of the consortium:
- CRITICAL Software (lead promoter);
- Instituto de Telecomunicações - Universidade de Aveiro (sub-contractor);
- Exército Português (end user).
The goal of this project is to develop technologies and dual-use tools in the field of shared situational awareness, which can significantly improve the users experience in situations with dynamic environments and independent or non-existent communication infrastructures.
Investment & Timeframe
The EMM was submitted to the QREN, under the notice of contest N.17/SI/2011. The project was approved, with financial incentives for an overall investment of 210.108,78€ between September 1, 2012 and April 30, 2014.
Dissemination & Communication
Promotion of EMM, its objectives and proofs of concept:
- Conference Proceedings: T. Gomes, G. Valadas, A. Zúquete, S. Sargento. Self-adapted protocol for intra and inter-echelons communications. In Proceedings of the 19th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Madeira, Portugal, June 2014 (appearance);
- Proof of concept demonstration: Demonstration with the Portuguese Army in an emergency scenario exercise (to be scheduled).
- Shared situation awareness;
- Cognitive routable ad-hoc network;
- Cognitive data exchange mechanism;
- Supports dynamic network assembly;
- Non-structured mediums;
- GIS integration;
- Tactical data exchange;
- Common operational picture.