Device Offers a Way to Communicate During Disasters

Device Offers a Way to Communicate During Disasters

“In situations where there is no cell phone signal, you can take our device—protected in a custom waterproof and crushproof case—and set up clear communications within a range of one or two city blocks, or we can set up multiple devices for communication in a larger, more regional setting,” says Prasad Calyam, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science and the director of the Cyber Education and Research Initiative in the University of Missouri College of Engineering.


The self-contained communication tool provides support—wireless internet, a phone network, and internet-based data storage and processing—for first-re ..