Autonomous and remotely controlled ships operating in the Arctic area will need the connectivity that cannot be provided with the current systems. This study concentrates on investigating what kind of satellite communication system is needed for reliable operations in the defined area when the main application is a drone-assisted situational awareness system for the autonomous ships. The conducted work defines communication architecture and the constellation needed for reliable communications. The results show that the defined mega-constellation system is able to meet the throughput and coverage requirements.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Communications Satellite Systems|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of The 37th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC-2019)|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology IET|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||37th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, ICSSC 2019 - Okinawa, Japan|
Duration: 29 Oct 2019 → 1 Nov 2019
|Conference||37th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, ICSSC 2019|
|Period||29/10/19 → 1/11/19|
Yastrebova, A., Höyhtyä, M., & Majanen, M. (2020). Mega-Constellations as Enabler of Autonomous Shipping. In Advances in Communications Satellite Systems: Proceedings of The 37th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC-2019)  Institution of Engineering and Technology IET.