Public Safety Usage in Commercial Networks

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Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu | Master's thesis
Date
2018-05-14
Department
Major/Subject
Communications Engineering
Mcode
ELEC3029
Degree programme
CCIS - Master’s Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (TS2013)
Language
en
Pages
47+9
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Abstract
Disasters occur on a large scale basis affecting people and resources. During those disasters (natural and human-made), emergency services provide rescue operations via Public Safety Network (PSN). Public safety networks require high resilience, reliability and large bandwidth to operate efficiently. However, these systems have less bandwidth than commercial networks. To enhance capacity, coverage and provide additional support, PSNs are integrated into commercial networks where schedulers can be used for efficiently managing the resources. This was accomplished by using the simulation data to classify the users and schedulers into various scenarios by simulations. Simulations performed in the LTE-A Vienna Matlab simulator by using multiple schedulers present that the priority resources are available to public safety users. This thesis provides a literature review on PSNs, schedulers and the simulation model to efficiently understand the integration and the results of simulations support the hypothesis. Although simulation results are favourable, there are numerous challenges (technology, government policies, operator agreements and regulations) in reality. Finally, the thesis concludes with remarks on the PSNs and the future of the research in general.
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Supervisor
Kilkki, Kalevi
Thesis advisor
Finley, Benjamin
Keywords
public safety networks, commercial networks, schedulers, users, fairness, throughput
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