The main objective of the project “Terminal No Telecommunications Satellite Lumpy for Government Members in Motion” (PROTEUS) is the design, development, and validation of advanced solution protruding Telecommunications Terminal No Satellite broadband for government uses. The communications treated movement involves the need for integration in a vehicle terminal (focussing mainly on ground vehicles, but extrapolated to airplanes and ships), the required bandwidth implies the need to have a highly directive antenna to the satellite and precise aiming systems, not being a protruding terminal, both in appearance and in the aerodynamic, required to be highly integrated into the structure or bodywork of a car or similar vehicle, so that it has a very low profile (or null ) on the roof of the vehicle, and finally the requirement of satellite used by government users require the use of X band.
Telecommunications needs 3G or broadband anywhere and at any time can only be comprehensively offered by satellite communications. Even in emergencies or natural disasters (such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, or war), may be the only means of communication possible, and moreover essential. In these circumstances (locations away from 3G coverage, or areas devastated by disasters) the broadband communications needs are combined with mobility, communication and the moving (“Satcom-on-the-move”, SOTM), thereby resulting in the need for satellite communication terminals operating bandwidth during the phases of movement of the vehicles. For most applications of emergency telecommunications needs often come and generated at government users (medical equipment, supporting humanitarian NGOs, Government and VIP members, police and security forces, firemen, etc..) Which must using satellite communications in government bands, which in Spain and some other EU countries are the X band.
TST’s role in the project will consist in programming a network communications protocol that ensures that the protruding terminal communications are properly routed and transmitted to the ground.
- TTI (Leader)
- Universidad de Cantabria
Start: May 2011
Duration: 20 months
Project co-financed by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce under its National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation 2008-2011, the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund. File: TSI-020100-2011-27