ROLE OF THE MAROTS EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMME IN THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF MARITIME SATELLITE SHIP EQUIPMENT

The background and objectives of the MAROTS experimental program are discussed, along with the evolutionary pattern foreseen for ship equipment. Safety factors and ways of meeting them are outlined. It is concluded that maritime satellite communications is now a reality bringing to larger ships the possibility of employment of the full range of telecommunication services offered by the Public Network. Further progress in maritime satellite developments may be expected in particular satellite communications to the large number of smaller ships and exploitation of the great potential of satellite communications for improved safety. The MAROTS spacecraft with its large communication capacity and flexible design features offers an excellent opportunity to evaluate new ideas and equipment.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 20-23

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  • Accession Number: 00193639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEE 160 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM