Emerging Commercial Opportunities based on Combined Communication-Navigation Services
Gill, Eberhard and Fox, Brian M. and Kreisel, Joerg (2006) Emerging Commercial Opportunities based on Combined Communication-Navigation Services. Acta Astronautica, 59 (1-5). Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2006.02.004.
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Cost reduction pressure on companies and increasing regulatory and legislative demand together with rapid technological progress in space-based communication and navigation are opening up new and exciting commercial opportunities. In this framework, a novel service for maritime applications is presented using a two-way messaging system and the global navigation satellite system (GNSS). The system implements an end-to-end solution for asset tracking and ﬂeet management, positioning and tracing, messaging and security for all types of sea-going vessels. The service applies a vessel-based terminal hosting a GNSS receiver which transmits the navigation status together with messages to a Service Center with a ﬂexible return-link capability. A hybrid space segment is considered comprising the Inmarsat constellation of geostationary communications satellites augmented by two highly inclined low earth orbit satellites for truly global services. Services will be offered to commercial enterprises such as ﬁshing companies as well as public entities such as National Coast Guards. A detailed market analysis has been performed to assess these markets and to determine their penetration. Commercial viability has been proven for business models purely based on Inmarsat and a hybrid space segment using Inmarsat and dedicated micro-satellites. Both cases represent viable businesses in the range of MEUR 100 p.a. Although tailored to a speciﬁc market, the approach can be extended to other commercial opportunities requiring space-based communication–navigation services.
|Title:||Emerging Commercial Opportunities based on Combined Communication-Navigation Services|
|Date:||18 April 2006|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Acta Astronautica|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Keywords:||Communication, Navigation, Services, GNSS|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Space|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W -- no assignement (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Space Operations and Astronaut Training|
|Deposited By:||Dr.rer.nat.hab. Oliver Montenbruck|
|Deposited On:||22 Jan 2007|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 13:25|
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