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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Supply chain visibility is essential to supply chain coordination in disaster relief humanitarian logistics but are in short supply. To enable visibility and coordination we designed a generic system architecture using autonomous peer-to-peer (P2P) mesh networks, with an analytics module that delivers partial visibility to improve coordination. From this architecture, a specific implementation was provided as a proof-of-concept, using ZigBee protocol (IEEE 802.15.4) as the wireless communications standard, Mosquitto as the message broker, and MySQL as the database. We explain how our prototype enables a ‘low cost’ Internet of Things (IoT) for disaster relief for sharing logistics information. We detail how different wireless communications standards (e.g. Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, and 4G) can be integrated into prototypes for multi-standard support.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

ZigBee Architecture for Disaster Relief Supply Chain Visibility and Supply Chain Coordination

Supply chain visibility is essential to supply chain coordination in disaster relief humanitarian logistics but are in short supply. To enable visibility and coordination we designed a generic system architecture using autonomous peer-to-peer (P2P) mesh networks, with an analytics module that delivers partial visibility to improve coordination. From this architecture, a specific implementation was provided as a proof-of-concept, using ZigBee protocol (IEEE 802.15.4) as the wireless communications standard, Mosquitto as the message broker, and MySQL as the database. We explain how our prototype enables a ‘low cost’ Internet of Things (IoT) for disaster relief for sharing logistics information. We detail how different wireless communications standards (e.g. Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, and 4G) can be integrated into prototypes for multi-standard support.