Date of Award


Document Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

Masters of Science (Research)


Mathematics & Computing

First Advisor

Mr. Dave Simpson


This thesis describes development of a networking infrastructure to support a Regional Health Service in Ireland. It covers:-

• The design, building, commissioning and delivery of a Forward Emergency Control Vehicle to provide the video, voice and data communications needed to enhance delivery of patient care in Disaster Situations. The main focus here is on the integration of satellite and terrestrial communications.

• By studying the history of telecommunications provision over copper, the best use is made of the legacy copper cabling in and between existing buildings on a campus to provide both voice and data services.

• A financial tool is developed to ensure optimal purchase of bandwidth from Telecoms providers for inter-campus communications.

• Where copper on the campus, or the Telecom Operators offerings between campi do not provide us with an optimal solution, then the provision of communications over wireless systems is examined. Several wireless solutions and implementations are presented.

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