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Tower Recovery Devices: Ensure Seamless Connectivity in Case of Natural Disasters

N. Edwin Anthony, Souryendu Das

Abstract


Cellular communication is an integral part of daily life, and its absence brings the world to a standstill. Natural disasters are calamities which could happen anytime and disrupt connectivity by bringing down cell phone tower antennas which are placed high above the ground. Now, each of these towers is interconnected by the excess network via backhaul devices, and the backbone network that enables these devices is heavily fortified. We propose a supplementary solution tower recovery device (TRD), when plugged into the tower base would help recover it in the shortest time possible. TRD includes an access device, a makeshift antenna structure and a backup generator. This would ensure seamless connectivity for the time being, until the repairmen revive the original tower.

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