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WISECOM: A rapidly deployable satellite backhauling system for emergency situations

Berioli, Matteo and Mulero Chaves, Javier and Courville, Nicolas and Boutry, Philippe and Fondere, Jean-Louis and Skinnemoen, Harald and Tork, Hillar and Werner, Markus and Weinlich, Michael (2011) WISECOM: A rapidly deployable satellite backhauling system for emergency situations. International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, 29 (5), 419 -440. Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/sat.982 ISSN 1542-0973

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Abstract

This paper presents the detailed architecture of the WISECOM system, which can quickly re-establish and provide telecommunication services after a disaster by integrating terrestrial mobile radio networks, such as GSM, WiFi, WiMAX and TETRA, with satellite technologies. The system aims to be a useful tool to be deployed in the early hours after a disaster event, for both the victims and the rescue services who will be able to communicate in a reliable and robust way, improving the coordination of the different teams and reducing the time needed to provide victims with the proper treatment. The paper presents in detail the different services provided by the system taking into account its two different versions, based on two different satellite technologies, Inmarsat BGAN and DVB-RCS. Together with the presentation of the system capabilities, a business model is also proposed. Thereafter, the architecture of the general system and the demonstrators that have been developed are detailed, according to the two versions of the system. The work also presents the outcomes of the tests conducted with a prototype of the system, and of the final project demonstration, which was held in Germany in May 2008 with the involvement of real end-users (fire brigades and civil protection authorities).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/66499/
Document Type:Article
Title:WISECOM: A rapidly deployable satellite backhauling system for emergency situations
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Berioli, MatteoMatteo.berioli (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mulero Chaves, JavierJavier.MuleroChaves (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Courville, NicolasNicolas.Courville (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Boutry, PhilippeEADS AstriumUNSPECIFIED
Fondere, Jean-LouisThales Alenia SpaceUNSPECIFIED
Skinnemoen, HaraldAnsuR TechnologiesUNSPECIFIED
Tork, HillarReach-UUNSPECIFIED
Werner, MarkusTriaGnoSysUNSPECIFIED
Weinlich, MichaelSteinbeis Forschung ZentrumUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2011
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:29
DOI :10.1002/sat.982
Page Range:419 -440
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1542-0973
Status:Published
Keywords:Emergency communications; satellite backhauling; GSM; TETRA; WiFi; WiMAX; location-based services; VoIP
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignment
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation
Deposited By: Mulero Chaves, Javier
Deposited On:13 Jan 2011 08:21
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:39

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