Mega-Constellations as Enabler of Autonomous Shipping

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Communications Satellite Systems
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of The 37th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC-2019)
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology IET
ISBN (Print)978-1-83953-145-3
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event37th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, ICSSC 2019 - Okinawa, Japan
Duration: 29 Oct 20191 Nov 2019


Conference37th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, ICSSC 2019


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