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  Katrina Case Study
 

GROUND CONTROL ASSISTS STATE OF ILLINOIS AID WORKERS FOR THE
STATE OF LOUISIANA BY IMPLEMENTING MOBILE SATELLITE INTERNET SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE COMMUNICATIONS FOR KATRINA RELIEF EFFORTS


The State of Illinois working with the State of Louisiana contributed a number
of Ground Control Magellan MSS Systems to help with communication efforts.
Jeff Darnton, Systems Engineer with Ground Control joined the team in setting
up the base stations in Lake Charles, Bogalusa, Gonzales, Covington, and Slidell.


Filling up with gas on the trip down to Louisiana. Gas was at $25.00 a gallon
near New Orleans. The CMS Emergency Response Trailer has 4 Magellan
systems stowed on the roof.

 


Setting up operations at the Red Cross Relief Camp in Gonzales, Louisiana.
Base camp was established in under one hour using the auto-deploying MSS
and its instant Wifi network capabilities. Power was provided from a large
diesel generator.


All four dishes are locked on to AMC9 providing 4mbps download and
400kbps upload for the trailer and WiFi network.




A look inside the trailer showing the custom installation with four Hughes
DW6000 modems and 4 stacked Linksys wireless routers (seen just
left of the laptop). Air conditioning was supplied to keep the equipment within
operating specifications under the Louisiana sun.




The large tent housed 30 Toughbook laptops that were simultaneously
connected to the MSS's wireless networks. Each workstation had VOIP
capabilities and videoconference capacity via web cam.


Volunteer State of Illinois CMS workers gave their time to help process
applications that allowed displaced residents to access vital funds to
help rebuild their homes.


This large convention building was home for CMS volunteers
and the technical support team.


*A special thanks goes to Matt Likars with the State of Illinois CMS
who took these photographs.


 

 

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