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A Low Cost Cospas Sarsat Transponder

A Low Cost Cospas Sarsat Transponder

at least one VHF coast station in which continuous digital selective calling (Ch.70/156.525 MHz) alerting and radiotelephony services are available. Such an area could extend typically 30 to 40 nautical miles (56 to 74 km) from the Coast Station. Sea area A2 within a coverage of at least one coast station continuous listening on MF (2187.5 kHz) other than Area A1. Sea area A3 excluding sea areas A1 and A2, within the coverage of an Inmarsat geostationary satellite. This area lies between about latitude 76 Degrees North and South, but excludes A1 and/or A2 designated areas. Inmarsat guarantees their system will work between 70 South and 70 North though it will often work to 76 degrees South or No. Sea area A4, an area outside Sea Areas A1, A2 and A3 is called Sea Area A4. This is essentially the polar regions, north and south of about 76 degrees of latitude, excluding any A1, A2 and A3 areas. Bangladeshi fishermen work mostly in Sea Area A1 and some go beyond A1, but does not reach A2.
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Orolia Ltd Silver Point Airport Service Road Portsmouth PO3 5PB United Kingdom

Orolia Ltd Silver Point Airport Service Road Portsmouth PO3 5PB United Kingdom

The McMurdo range of PLBs are designed to be carried by individuals as a last resort safeguard against any life threatening incidents that may occur anywhere in the world. Whether alone or within a group, on holiday, at work, carrying out your sport or hobby, if you ever find yourself in a remote area, land or sea, without any other form of communication, the Fastfind PLB comes into its own. Once activated it transmits a unique identification signal via the international search and rescue satellite system operated by COSPAS SARSAT on 406 MHz. The signal is then quickly passed to regional search and rescue authorities who can rapidly get to the scene. There are now four models within the McMurdo PLB range, the Fastfind Max and Fastfind MaxG, which have a 48 hour battery operation life and the new ultra compact Fast Find 200 and Fast Find 210 which will slip into the smallest pocket.
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Non registered population 118,395 35% 106, , ,132 35% 99, , ,609

It has been a short four years since the last time I had the privilege to provide this note; while it only seems like yesterday, a lot has transpired with regard to the System as well as the people in Cospas- Sarsat. In terms of the System, we have more than one million beacons in use, a number that is signifi- cant as it points to the increase in the use of Cospas-Sarsat by non-mandated users. This transition from mandated to recreational users is critical to the future relevance of the Programme as it shows people are voluntarily choosing to use Cospas-Sarsat, even as more options are becoming available to them. On the Space Segment side, Cospas-Sarsat concluded an agreement with EUMETSAT that will ensure geostationary coverage well into the future. Cospas-Sarsat continues to work with Global Navigation Satellite System providers to plan for the future MEOSAR system – ensuring that the long- term commitment to providing satellite distress alerting services will be realised.
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Galileo: A Technological Revolution in the World of Search and Rescue

Galileo: A Technological Revolution in the World of Search and Rescue

McMurdo Group announced the closing of Techno-Sciences, Inc. acquisition in May 2014 to complete its end-to-end search and rescue ecosystem. TSI was founded in 1975 by a university professor and is located in Beltsville (Maryland), 30 minutes from Washington DC. TSI initiated the first developments in Search and Rescue (SAR) aided by US satel- lites, and for many years now has been one of the world’s two providers of ground systems for the international search and rescue system COSPAS-SARSAT which enables government authorities worldwide to receive signals from distress beacons and to initiate rescue operations. Since 1982, nearly 37,000 people have been rescued by COSPAS-SARSAT.
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STV Gen2 Satellite Television Systems

STV Gen2 Satellite Television Systems

Your IRD may be the cause of unsatisfactory operation. Check the IRDs configuration to ensure it is programmed for the area in which you are operating. Unplug the IRD from the power supply for 15 seconds, then reconnect and allow the system to initialize. 8. LNB fault.

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Efficient content based image retrieval system for satellite image using SVM

Efficient content based image retrieval system for satellite image using SVM

Digital images are widely used in many areas such as commerce, crime prevention, finger print recognition, hospitals, surveillance, engineering, fashion, architecture, and graphic design, government, academics, and historical research etc. This would require increase in retrieval accuracy and reduced retrieval time .The earlier techniques were only based on text based searching but not on visual feature. Many a times single keyword associated with many images also leads to inaccurate results. Therefore, Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) is developed to overcome the limitation of text based retrieval [Devyani Soni, 2015] Content based image re started in early 1990’s. The main aim in Content Based Image Retrieval system is to search and find the image in large database; based on their visual contents such as color, shape and texture etc. The Content Based Image Retrieval systems have two basic principles for the image retrieval, and they are[Mujtaba Amin Dar, 2017]:
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Temporal and spatial variations in ionospheric electron density profiles over South Africa during strong magnetic storms

Temporal and spatial variations in ionospheric electron density profiles over South Africa during strong magnetic storms

When CIT technology is used to inverse the temporal and spatial variations in ionospheric electron density in anomalous space environments, the first step is to preprocess original observation data. We used the Turbo Edit method (Blewitt, 1990) to detect and repair the errors and cycle slips in the GPS observation data. Then, the geometry-free pseudorange and carrier phase were used to come up with basic observations. Finally, the STEC was calculated along the signal propagation path between each satellite and receiver. In this paper, the cut-off angle used was 10°. In accordance with the influence of system hardware delays, we employed a typical approach, in which we constructed a single-layer ionospheric model, resolved satellite hardware delays, and used model parameters to solve receiver hardware delays as unknown parameters. To derive precise results, we used two-day data to solve receiver hardware delays and then obtained the absolute STEC.
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Research on Exception of Meteorological Satellite Ground System Application Based on Resource Bottleneck

Research on Exception of Meteorological Satellite Ground System Application Based on Resource Bottleneck

Meteorological satellite ground application system resources are limited. Ab- normal satellite missions often lead to hopple of system resources. In order to analyze the problem, this paper presents an anomaly analysis method for me- teorological satellite ground system based on resource bottleneck. Through the CPU, memory and I/O, several types of resources in-depth were analyzed to find the bottleneck caused by the problem, thus providing recommenda- tions for application optimization. Experimental analysis shows that the pro- posed method can reasonably analyze the resource bottleneck of CPU, mem- ory and I/ O, and draw a good conclusion. To solve the meteorological satel- lite application system application anomaly caused by the bottleneck of the problem, the application of optimization to a certain extent plays a positive role.
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Miniaturization of the Satellite and Space Communication System using Advanced Nano and Micro Technologies

Miniaturization of the Satellite and Space Communication System using Advanced Nano and Micro Technologies

MEMS device has the advantage of both electronic and mechanical systems. With the development of MEMS devices for satellite, it is possible to establish much lighter and smaller nano-satellites with higher performance and longer lifecycle. Mission costs are directly proportional to the total weight, thus the trend will be to replace bulky and heavy components of space carriers, communication and navigation platforms and of scientific payloads. MEMS devices are ideally suited to replace several of these components in the future, first by substituting larger and heavier components (e.g. a gyroscope), then by replacing entire subsystems (e.g., inertial measurement unit), and finally by enabling the micro-fabrication of highly integrated pico-sats. Examples of such miniaturization and successful use of MEMS for space and planetary missions are described in this paper. Examples of miniaturization possibilities for space robots and satellites are given, focusing on the challenges and the enabling technologies. The miniaturization process and the use of advanced nano and micro-technologies in space will have a large beneficial impact in the years to come.
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BASIC CONCEPTS OF THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) AND ITS FUTURE APPLICATIONS

BASIC CONCEPTS OF THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) AND ITS FUTURE APPLICATIONS

monitoring, etc. In India also, GPS is being used for numerous applications in diverse fields like aircraft and ship navigation, surveying, geodetic control networks, crustal deformation studies, cadastral surveys, creation of GIS databases, time service, etc., by various organizations. The Navigation Satellite Timing and Ranging Global Positioning System (NAVSTAR GPS) developed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to replace the TRANSIT Navy Navigation Satellite System (NNSS) by mid-90’s, is an all-weather high accuracy radio navigation and positioning system which has revolutionised the fields of modern surveying, navigation and mapping. For every day surveying, GPS has become a highly competitive technique to the terrestrial surveying methods using the odolites and EDMs; whereas in geodetic fields, GPS is likely to replace most techniques currently in use for determining precise horizontal positions of points more than few tens of km apart. The GPS, which consists of 24 satellites in near circular orbits at about 20,200 Km altitude, now provides full coverage with signals from minimum 4 satellites available to the user, at any place on the Earth. By receiving signals transmitted by minimum 4 satellites simultaneously, the observer can determine his geometric position (latitude, longitude and height), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and velocity vectors with higher accuracy, economy and in less time compared to any other technique available today.
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Proactive TCP Mechanism to Improve Handover Performance in Mobile Satellite and Terrestrial Networks

Proactive TCP Mechanism to Improve Handover Performance in Mobile Satellite and Terrestrial Networks

Emerging standardization of Geo Mobile Radio (GMR-1) for space segment technology like satellite system is having strong resemblance to terrestrial GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) at the upper protocol layers of OSI and TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is one of them. This space segment technology as well as terrestrial technology, is characterized by periodic variations in communication properties and coverage, causing the termination of ongoing call as connections of Mobile Nodes (MN) alter stochastically. Although provisions are made to provide efficient communication infrastructure this hybrid space and terrestrial networks must ensure the end-to-end network performance so that MN can move seamlessly among these networks. However from connectivity point of view current TCP performance has not been engineered for mobility events in multi-radio MN, when a sudden change in connectivity, due to handover, occurs. While there are protocols to maintain the connection continuity on mobility events, such as Mobile IP (MIP) and Host Identity Protocol (HIP), TCP performance engineering had less attention. TCP is implemented as a separate component in an operating system, and is therefore often unaware of the mobility events or the nature of multi- radios’ communication. This paper aims to improve TCP communication performance in Mobile satellite and terrestrial networks.
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Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

Abstract- The IRNSS is an indigenously developing satellite based Navigation System that will offer an independent positioning & time services of Indian Subcontinent. IRNSS is developing under the auspices of the Govt. of India to ensure a sufficient Navigation system in hostile situations. Having own eyes in sky meant that government through IRNSS will provide two services, with Standard Positioning Service which will be open to the civilian use and, the high end restricted service meant only for highly authorized users such as Army .
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Beamforming for Dual-Hop Satellite Communications Against Eavesdropping

Beamforming for Dual-Hop Satellite Communications Against Eavesdropping

Compared with cellular system, satellite communication (Satcom) can provide seamless connectivity, thus it has been widely used in various fields, such as broadcasting, navigation and disaster relief [1– 3]. Based on the orbit altitude, satellite communication can be classified as mobile communication services for low Earth orbit (LEO), global positioning system (GPS) for medium Earth orbit (MEO) and data relay service for geostationary Earth orbit (GEO), respectively [4–8]. However, due to the nature of broadcasting and vast area coverage, privacy and security become a more challenging issue in Satcom. Although security is typically realized by upper layer encryption which cannot guarantee perfect security because the computational ability of potential eavesdroppers (Eves) is becoming more and more powerful, the application of physical layer security (PLS) in Satcom to prevent Eves from overhearing the confidential message has received significant attention recently [9].
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How To Protect Your Property From Satellite Communication On An Imt 2000 Satellite System

How To Protect Your Property From Satellite Communication On An Imt 2000 Satellite System

– space operation, Earth exploration-satellite, meteorological-satellite and radio astronomy services. ITU-R Recommendations are approved by ITU Member States. Their implementation is not mandatory; however, as they are developed by experts from administrations, operators, the industry and other organizations dealing with radiocommunication matters from all over the world, they enjoy a high reputation and are implemented worldwide.

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Appendix B Glossary of Communications Equipment

Appendix B Glossary of Communications Equipment

Manpack Satellite Communications Terminal, AN/PSC-3—The AN/PSC-3 sup- plies the system user in a tactical environment with satellite and Line of Site (LOS) two-way, half-duplex, FM digital communication facilities (voice commu- nication is available only for extremely high priority special missions). The AN/PSC-3 may be used to communicate with the AN/MRC-140 or with another AN/PSC-3 terminal or with other UHF SATCOM terminals. Selective call is pro- vided and may be used to page units in the field. The terminal is compatible with TSEC/KY-65 and TSEC/KY-57 encryption devices.
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Retrieval of Satellite Images over Hadoop Distributed System

Retrieval of Satellite Images over Hadoop Distributed System

This project aims to introduce an open source effcient way to retrieve, classify and search satellite images where it will use the concept of training and running classifier for a given area. The Training part classifies subsequent images such as Vegetation, Building, Pavement, water, snow etc. Large files are distributed and further divided among multiple data nodes. The Running classifier will perform zoom-in, zoom-out and calculates the difference between old-new images. Huge amount of similar images that can be found can be deleted over. The existing system MATLAB is closed under the licence in which a very large amount of cost is invloved along with it being not providing user friendly environment and not being object oriented
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A Brazilian Space Launch System for the Small Satellite Market

A Brazilian Space Launch System for the Small Satellite Market

Abstract: At present, most small satellites are delivered as hosted payloads on large launch vehicles. Considering the current technological development, constellations of small satellites can provide a broad range of services operating at designated orbits. To achieve that, small satellite customers are seeking cost-effective launch services for dedicated missions. This paper deals with performance and cost assessments of a set of launch vehicle concepts based on a solid propellant rocket engine (S-50) under development by the Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Brazil) with support from the Brazilian Space Agency. Cost estimation analysis, based on the TRANSCOST model, was carried out taking into account the costs of launch system development, vehicle fabrication, direct and indirect operation cost. A cost-competitive expendable launch system was identified by using three S-50 solid rocket motors for the first stage, one S-50 engine for the second stage and a flight-proven cluster of pressure-fed liquid engines for the third stage. This launch system, operating from the Alcantara Launch Center, located at 2 ◦ 20’ S, would deliver satellites from the 500 kg class in typical polar missions with a specific transportation cost of about US$39,000 per kilogram of payload at a rate of 12 launches per year, in dedicated missions. At a low inclined orbit, vehicle payload capacity increased, decreasing the specific transportation cost to about 32,000 US$/kg. Cost analysis also showed that vehicle development effort would claim 781 work year, or less than 80 million dollars. Vehicle fabrication accounted for 174 work year representing less than 23 million dollars per unit. The launch system based on the best concept would, therefore, deploy small satellite constellations in cost-effective dedicated launches, 224 work year per flight, from the Alcantara Launch Center in Brazil.
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Performance Improvement of Intelligent Weather System for Satellite Networks

Performance Improvement of Intelligent Weather System for Satellite Networks

Es / N0: Can be used to determine the bit error rate of a digital transmission scheme or visa versa. Fig 6. illustrates a manner for changing parameters of the communication system in order to overcome the deteriorating effect of atmospheric impairments, and to increase reliability of the data transmitted throughout the channel. In the first stage, the system holds input signal parameters such as frame size, propagation angle, etc. and SNR estimated values that were compared against threshold level, in a single database. In the last stage, the system will compromise among different SNR achieved outputs and make decision based on the intelligent fuzzy logic controller according to available parameters and requirements. The given feedback will keep looping until a satisfactory value is reached. Thus, this system can also change data rate, frame size, frequency, etc. in order to adjust SNR in cases such as unpredicted bad weather condition by using refresh duration that is located in the first stage
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On the inclusion of GPS precipitable water vapour in the nowcasting of rainfall

On the inclusion of GPS precipitable water vapour in the nowcasting of rainfall

Figure 7 shows the full behaviour of the method as a function of the ∂PWV/∂t threshold, for a wider range of this parameter (0.3 to 3.5 mm h −1 ), summing for all times in the forecast window (1 to 6 h). For the lowest values of the threshold, most rain events are predicted including all severe events, but the rate of false alarms is very high, ap- proaching 85 % when the method forecasts slightly more than 85 % of the total rain. Both the fraction of correctly fore- casted rain and the fraction of false alarms decrease mono- tonically with the chosen threshold for ∂PWV/∂t . The suc- cess rate for severe rain events decreases rather slowly un- til ∂PWV/∂t = 2.5 mm h −1 but drops abruptly beyond that value. When 1.5 mm h −1 is the rain warning threshold, the system detects about 75 % of the total rain and more than 90 % of the severe rain, with a rate of false alarms of 60 to 70 %. At 2.5 mm h −1 , the system still detects 75 % of the se- vere rain, with a false alarm ratio of about 40 %, but only forecasts 41 % of the total rain. Note that the false alarm rate was computed in two slightly different ways, as explained in the caption of Fig. 7. Figure 7 also shows the mean accumu- lated rain in the well-forecasted events (black line with tri- angles), indicating that values of ∂PWV/∂t between 2 and 2.5 mm h −1 lead to the highest values of mean forecasted rain. Considering that the proposed algorithm only relies on the GPS data in a single station, this seems a promising re- sult, meriting further studies with more data in more loca- tions.
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Mission Effectiveness Modeling of Remote Sensing Satellite System

Mission Effectiveness Modeling of Remote Sensing Satellite System

Effectiveness is an important index of system, and has been studied in many industries [1-4]. The effectiveness of a system, in short, refers to the system’s actual ability to complete an intended mission [5]. Modern remote sensing satellites have the characteristics of multi-function of structure, miniaturization and integration, so that the redundant design and the number of hardware are limited to a certain extent in volume, but the performance requirements of the entire satellite are not reduced relative to the traditional satellites. How to accomplish the mission efficiently with the existing resources has become a challenge. At present, there is not enough attention paid to the research on the effectiveness evaluation of remote sensing satellite. Although some scholars [6-10] have studied the effectiveness evaluation of remote sensing satellite for specific functions, there is still a lack of research on the effectiveness evaluation of remote sensing satellite. On the other hand, effectiveness evaluation has been widely used in the fields of weaponry, machinery manufacturing and civil aviation. According to the characteristics of different industries, many methods to evaluate the effectiveness of the system have also been proposed. The introduction of effectiveness evaluation technology in remote sensing satellite system can reflect the ability of the system to a great extent.
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