In today's world, connectivity is increasingly taken for granted. Wireless networks, cell towers, and satellites provide ubiquitous connectivity through a number of devices. However, in austere locations constant connectivity cannot be assumed, e.g., due to the remoteness of the area, due to a disaster or combat situation, or due to insecurity or lack of access to available communications. This paper describes a system, Marti, which the authors have been developing and demonstrating that can provide inter-connectivity and access to information in austere locations. Marti is rapidly deployable and interoperates with a large number of existing devices and client applications. © 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Loyall, J., Gillen, M., Cleveland, J., Usbeck, K., Sterling, J., Newkirk, R., & Kohler, R. (2012). Information ubiquity in austere locations. In Procedia Computer Science (Vol. 10, pp. 170–178). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2012.06.025