KA and Broadband Communications

MEDUSE is a project aims to marine park enhanced applications based on use of integrates GNSS services.

In Ka Conference 2014 held in Vietri sul Mare, Naples on October 1st to 3rd 2014, NAIS has submitted and published the MEDUSE Paper.

It has been managed by NAIS with a pool of Companies and Arcipelago of La Maddalena – Marine Protected Area. Co-funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme according to the European GNSS Agency (GSA) mission. In order to design, develop at prototype level and demonstrate on the field an integrated system based on navigation technologies and a service oriented IT Infrastructure devoted to the following application areas: (a) enhanced control of the park accesses for the marine parks management institutions, (b) location based services and information to the park visitors.

The Ka Conference was founded in 1995 to promote the use of Ka Band in commercial satellite communications. Now that Ka Band is firmly established and has enabled the deployment of very successful satellites with greater than 100 gigabyte capacity, it is time for exploring higher frequencies to permit larger capacity satellites to serve more customers.

Many areas of the world are still without affordable communications and more spectrum is needed to serve them. This spectrum expansion will be accomplished by characterizing the Q and V bands using the recently launched Alphasat, which will enable the commercial communications satellite industry to move forward.

The Conference will continue to document the many advances being made in the satellite field, as new technologies and applications continue to be developed in Communications, Navigation, Earth Observation, and Deep Space Exploration.

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