The basic purpose of this paper is to identify the potential requirements for maritime satellite communication and position fixing as it relates to both present and future operational systems (e.g., MARISAT, INMARSAT, etc.). Particular emphasis is given to the need for position fixing and ship terminal equipment utilization in national waters, as well as other major aspects. Present MARISAT operation and industry evaluation activities are briefly discussed, highlighting a few major programs and some of the potential benefit areas thus far generally identified by the users of MARISAT. A comparison is made between satellite communication and the existing MF/HF system, including direct-printing radio telegraph (Marine radio telex). From various standpoints, it appears that maritime satellite systems are more desirable than conventional (non-telex) Marine telegraph/telephone. In addition, the improved performance, capability and potential of satellites could out weigh the slightly lower annual traffic and equipment cost for HF Marine telex.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium Papers presented at the Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services Assembly Meeting, April 18-21, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • La Rosa, R M
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap 104-77/DO-96
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM