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SatCom4Mar - Satellite Communications in the Future Statutory and Commercial Maritime Communications Market
It is expected that commercial and statutory maritime communications will experience major changes during the next two decades. Within the project SatCom4Mar the current and planned communication system are evaluated. Furthermore, the statutory maritime communications requirements are identified. In a next step demands are derived, followed by the opportunity for satellite systems, services and technologies.
The SafeTRIP project aims to develop an open platform and demonstrate its benefits through a number of complete end-to-end ready-to-deploy services – improving road safety, mobility and environment protection for passenger vehicles. The proposed services are primarily targeted to address the needs of EU citizens travelling by road - i.e. drivers and passengers of cars and coaches.
The joint research project Satellite Based Maritime Safety (SaMariS) consists of three subprojects, which aim the development of technologies and services for the maritime sector. The overarching goal is the improvement of safety and the increase of efficiency of the maritime transport.
SAMURAI (Sensor Array Processing for Multipath and Radio Interference Identification and Suppression). For safety-critical applications based on global satellite navigation systems (GNSS) not only a highly accurate, but also a highly reliable time-delay estimation of the received signal needs to be ensured. Therefore, it is extremely important to develop and explore powerful innovative methods for highly accurate synchronization of navigation receivers, even under difficult reception conditions.
SANDRA - Seamless Aeronautical Networking through integration of Data links Radios and Antennas
The overall air transportation sector is currently under significant stress. With the demand in aircraft operations expected at least to double by the 2025 timeframe, there are well-founded concerns that current air transportation systems will not be able to accommodate this growth. Existing systems are unable to process and provide flight information in real time, and current processes and procedures do not provide the flexibility needed to meet the growing demand.
SatNEx is a Network of Experts for satellite communications, coordinated by DLR KN. The first two phases of SatNEx have been funded by the EU from 2004 to 2009. Now ESA is interested in continuing the funding (SatNEx III). DLR KN will further coordinate the network and act as contractor to ESA. A core team consisting of DLR, University Surrey, and University Bologna will coordinate the research activities. Specific research tasks will be contracted to suitable network partners in the frame of annual “Call-off Orders”. The network comprises 17 partners in total.
SOCIETIES - Self Orchestrating CommunIty ambiEnT IntelligEnce Spaces
Die Vision von SOCIETIES ist es, ausgehend von isolierten persönlichen Smart Spaces (z. B. intelligente Häuser, oder alle vernetzten persönlichen Computer) integriere "Community Smart Spaces" (CSSs) zu entwickeln. Diese sind eine Weiterentwicklung von Pervasive-Computing Systemen und erlauben es, die Dynamik von Gruppen von Menschen abzubilden. CSSs stellen somit eine Brücke von Pervasive-Computing Systemen zum Social-Computing her und ermöglichen so neue Arten von gemeinsamem Arbeiten und Kommunizieren.
Systems for maritime traffic routing and safety”
Background: The subproject “Systems for maritime traffic routing and safety” is part of the joint project “R&D and Real Time Services for maritime Safety and Security” (FEMS/EMS) initiated by the DLR to bunch the institutional forces and to achieve an interdisciplinary completion of research and development activities in both topics (Safety and Security). Safety in the maritime system stands for an incident and accident free operation of within taken place transport and production processes to ensure the protection of life, goods, and the marine habitat. The implementation of security measures into the maritime system is driven by the necessity, to prevent transport and production facilities from destruction (vandalism, terrorism) and to avoid their misuse (piracy, bootlegging).
TeaM – Technology Development for autonomous Moon missions
Project TeaM is concerned with the development of technologies for autonomous Moon missions with a rover. The project combines competences of different DLR institutes aiming at the development of a planetary exploration system. In particular, the Institute for Communications and Navigation is concerned with the development of suitable RF and optical transmission schemes.
Total Performance System for GBAS based Automatic Landings. TOPGAL is an internal DLR project which investigates GBAS based navigation in conjunction with flight management and autopilot systems. A socalled Ground Based Augmentation System enables aircraft to use satellite navigation for guidance on a precision approach.
Training Research and Applications Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats. The establishment of an Ionospheric Perturbation Detection and Monitoring (IPDM, http://ipdm.nottingham.ac.uk/) network was proposed and recognised by major European experts as the way forward to deliver the state of the art to protect the range of essential systems vulnerable to ionospheric threats.
UTMBeam - Ultra High Throughput Multi-Spot Beam Networks
The goal of this project is to achieve ultra high throughput multi-spot beam satellite networks by identifying and assessing advanced ground segment technologies. The impact of these technologies on system performance is analyzed with a system simulator developed by DLR in the framework of the present project.
Ereignisse, seien es Großveranstaltungen, Großschadenslagen oder Katastrophensituationen, gefährden die Funktionsfähigkeit des Verkehrssystems. Gleichzeitig kommt dem Verkehrssystem während und nach diesen Ereignissen eine wesentliche Rolle zu: Einsatzkräfte nutzen die Verkehrsinfrastruktur, um Transport und Einsatzlogistik zu gewährleisten. Ebenso gilt es, die Mobilität der Bevölkerung so weit wie möglich aufrecht zu erhalten.
VaMEx (Valles Marineris Explorer) Swarm exploration on Mars
VaMEx is a highly innovative approach to developing infrastructure-less navigation technology for autonomous, heterogeneous robotic swarm exploration of the Valles Marineris on Mars the largest canyon system in the solar system and possibly a refuge for extraterrestrial life.
VISTA Versatile, Integrated, and Signal-aware Technologies for Antennas (COST IC1102)
The main objective of the action is to assist and coordinate the research in the field of integrated and versatile antennas for wireless applications, by bringing together experts from the distinct areas of radio, RF and microwave engineering, as well as related topics such as signal processing or (micro)fabrication techniques.
The main objective of WHERE is to combine wireless communications and navigation for the benefit of future mobile radio systems. The impact will be manifold, such as real time localization knowledge in B3G/4G systems which increase the cellular capacity.
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