This report describes the prototype and demonstration of a reliable local area network (LAN) of devices able to interconnect a crew of fire fighters with a communications node. The data consists of images for thermal cameras at a given rate and other low bandwith data taken from the different sensors of the fire fighter gear, that are connected to the transmitter using a Bluetooth personal area network (PAN). The physical environment is indoors and it is expected that all nodes of the communication networks are distributed in different positions into a building.
Hamke, Eric E.; Trace Norris; Jessica E. Ladd; Jeffrey K. Eaton; Jicard J. Malveaux; Manish Bhattarai; Ramiro Jordan; and Manel Martinez-Ramon. "Mesh node communication system for fire figthers." (2019). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ece_rpts/53