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Application of satellite navigation system for emergency warning and alerting

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Abstract


  • One of the key responsibilities of any government is to communicate and disseminate safety information and

    warnings to the general public in case of an emergency. Traditionally, warnings are issued by the government

    through a broadcast approach using communication channels such as TV and radio. However this monopolistic

    approach is now challenged by new technologies and media capable of providing individualised warnings to

    personal mobile devices. Location-based emergency services and mobile alerts are becoming increasingly

    prevalent in the provision of emergency warnings. These new modes of emergency services have been adopted

    by several countries worldwide including Australia. One example is the Australian National Emergency Alert (EA)

    which is a telephone-based service enhanced with location-based capabilities. This paper introduces the concept

    of applying global satellite navigation systems such as the Japanese satellite system in the domain of emergency

    warning and alerting. The Japanese satellite warning system can be tailored to transmit real-time location-based

    emergency warnings to people's mobile devices while not being constrained by the limitations of ground-based

    communication technologies. A key advantage of satellite based communication is its high resilience to communication

    network overload and failure of ground systems and network infrastructure during a disaster. This

    enables people to obtain necessary information anywhere (outdoor) and anytime during times of disaster.

    A satellite-based warning system could also be integrated with existing warning services and be used as a

    complementary technology. This paper examines opportunities and challenges for using satellite navigation

    systems to deliver warnings and safety messages during emergencies and disasters.

UOW Authors


  •   Choy, Suelynn (external author)
  •   Handmer, John (external author)
  •   Whittaker, Joshua
  •   Shinohara, Yuki (external author)
  •   Hatori, Tomohiro (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Choy, S., Handmer, J., Whittaker, J., Shinohara, Y. & Hatori, T. (2016). Application of satellite navigation system for emergency warning and alerting. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 58 12-18.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84963690409

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  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1297&context=smhpapers1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/293

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Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 12

End Page


  • 18

Volume


  • 58

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • One of the key responsibilities of any government is to communicate and disseminate safety information and

    warnings to the general public in case of an emergency. Traditionally, warnings are issued by the government

    through a broadcast approach using communication channels such as TV and radio. However this monopolistic

    approach is now challenged by new technologies and media capable of providing individualised warnings to

    personal mobile devices. Location-based emergency services and mobile alerts are becoming increasingly

    prevalent in the provision of emergency warnings. These new modes of emergency services have been adopted

    by several countries worldwide including Australia. One example is the Australian National Emergency Alert (EA)

    which is a telephone-based service enhanced with location-based capabilities. This paper introduces the concept

    of applying global satellite navigation systems such as the Japanese satellite system in the domain of emergency

    warning and alerting. The Japanese satellite warning system can be tailored to transmit real-time location-based

    emergency warnings to people's mobile devices while not being constrained by the limitations of ground-based

    communication technologies. A key advantage of satellite based communication is its high resilience to communication

    network overload and failure of ground systems and network infrastructure during a disaster. This

    enables people to obtain necessary information anywhere (outdoor) and anytime during times of disaster.

    A satellite-based warning system could also be integrated with existing warning services and be used as a

    complementary technology. This paper examines opportunities and challenges for using satellite navigation

    systems to deliver warnings and safety messages during emergencies and disasters.

UOW Authors


  •   Choy, Suelynn (external author)
  •   Handmer, John (external author)
  •   Whittaker, Joshua
  •   Shinohara, Yuki (external author)
  •   Hatori, Tomohiro (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Choy, S., Handmer, J., Whittaker, J., Shinohara, Y. & Hatori, T. (2016). Application of satellite navigation system for emergency warning and alerting. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 58 12-18.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84963690409

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1297&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/293

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 12

End Page


  • 18

Volume


  • 58

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom