It is a commonly held view that the introduction of maritime satellite communication will have a great impact on the shipping industry. However, the existing communication systems will for obvious reasons still for many years play an important role. The paper reviews reasons for fitting radio equipment onboard ships, sums up communication methods and points out obvious limitations of actual communication systems (coverage, reliability, traffic cost etc.). To achieve optimum and expected performance, it is the author's view that the systems will have to compliment each other, and he advocates an over-all onboard communication system design. Important questions associated with this concept are how the conventional radio station should be designed in the "satellite age". Attention will be drawn to: Operational features; Signal processing; Planning and installation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium on Maritime Telecommunications held April 26-28, 1976 in San Diego, California.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Otterlei, H
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM