Satellite Communications

  • Iridium Satellite LLC, the company bom from the ashes of what was one of the most spectacular and initial telecom failures, has fortified its market position in the past year, aggressively pursuing relationships with companies that will help expand use of its satellite network across all industires. The Alexandria, Va.-based Iridium — which bought the assets of Iridium LLC out of bankruptcy in December 2000, launched global voice services in March 2001 and added ubiquitous Internet connectivity in June — has announced a number of deals with leading satellite communication companies — Xantic, Telenor and France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications — and has launched a new crew calling service for the marine business.

    The Xantic and Telenor agreements center on partners offering Iridium's voice and data services through their respective worldwide networks. Each has particular strengths that the company is counting on to fortify the whole.

    "Iridium's mobile communications services and world-wide coverage complements our fixed satellite offerings," said Xantic CEO Knut Reed. "We intend to make a selected number of our Value Added Services available over the Iridium network, making it a great new medium to serve our customers following the Content, Application and Transactions (CAT) strategy." In the case of Telenor, Iridium already had an existing relationship with Marlink, a leading provider of satellite communications for the maritime community, launched by Telenor Satellite Services in March 2002. As part of the agreement, Iridium will work with all of Telenor Satellite Services' business units including Telenor Satellite Services, Inc.

    in the United States and Marlink.

    With France Telecom Mobile Satellite, Iridium is helping to significantly broaden the company's offerings. "Iridium is an essential addition to our satellite services portfolio enabling us to significantly broaden our target market and revenue base," said Jean-Louis Charlety, chairman and CEO of France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications.

    "With global coverage and data capabilities, Iridium delivers a robust mobile satellite communications offering and perfectly complements our existing satellite offerings for maritime and landbased applications. This partnership is key to delivering the most comprehensive suite of satellite communications services to our customers." Crews Phone Home This past April, Iridium announced the availability of crew calling to assist the management of on-ship call operations.

    Iridium's crew calling solution supports pre-paid calling for individual crew members and subscription services for a vessel's official communications. The new service is touted as simplifying the task of managing fleet communications costs.

    "By reducing the administrative burden of monitoring each crew member's calls, this new platform of services will help shipping businesses cut back on operating expenditures while providing an affordable convenience that benefits crew morale and productivity," said Charlene King, executive vice president for marketing and channel management at Iridium Satellite. "While prohibitive costs and complicated pricing schemes have limited the use of other satellite systems for crew calling purposes, Iridium's affordable, flat-rate pricing makes it ideal for crew morale programs." Iridium Satellite recently launched five additional spare satellites to ensure the life span of the constellation, currently estimated to have at least eight more years of operational life.

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  • the next plateau in at-sea communications. Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN) in Miami announced an innovative partnership in which its satellite communications network will be used for a new service developed and patented by BT A&M, BT's satellite communications division. Cruise Connect, as the new

  • any adverse atmospheric conditions. RDI is one of a handful of companies throughout the world that have been awarded "type approval" for a satellite communications system from INMARSAT, the International Maritime Satellite Communications Organization. Satellite communications systems are an essential

  • . Mr. Bizub has more than 18 years' experience in marine communications and has an extensive background in the marketing and sales of INMARSAT satellite communications terminals. He is a former chairman of the IEEE-45 Marine Transportation Committee. Mackay is the exclusive U.S. distributor for the EB

  • world through its Inmarsat coast earth stations, located in Southbury, Conn., and Santa Paula, Calif. For free literature detailing COMSAT's satellite communications services for the maritime industry, Circle 64 on Reader Service Car

  • Comsat Technology Products, Inc. recently announced that its MCS-9120 Satellite Communications Terminal has been selected for use aboard the Gentry/Continental's Proud Bird— the U.S. competitor in the upcoming challenge for the Blue Riband of the Atlantic. This will be the first time a maritime

  • services to the cruise line and megayacht industries. Maritime operators outfitted with Cruisephone cellular equipment and satellite communications terminals will be allowed access to IDB-A's satellite earth station network from any ocean region. Interface equipment provided by Cruisephone

  • , international operations. In his new capacity, Mr. Martin will be responsible for the operation and planning of COMSAT's international satellite communications system and the direction of COMSAT's 17 earth stations which operate with the INTELSAT system. He will also assume the role of U.S. Governor

  • , and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea and on land. These solutions include the mini-VSAT Broadband network, TracPhone satellite communications antenna systems, and TracVision satellite television antenna systems. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing

  • with Grove Telecommunications Ltd., whereby that Canadian company will become a major distributor for TeleSystems, MCS-9000 maritime satellite communications terminal. Grove, located in St. Johns, Newfoundland, will address the Canadian offshore oil industry as its principal market. A.W. Perigard

  • . Raytheon recently announced its agreement to serve as exclusive sales agent in the United States, Mexico, and Scandinavian countries for Satellite Communications equipment manufactured by Japan Radio Company (JRC). The SatCom equipment complements the full line of high seas products provided by

  • Navidyne will help Sperry towards its goal of expanding and diversifying its commercial business. "The communications segment, particularly satellite communications, offers us an excellent opportunity with promising growth potential," he said. A principal Navidyne product is a shipboard satellite communicat

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    SMART SUBSEA SOLUTIONS S2C TECHNOLOGY: COMMUNICATION AND TRACKING COMBINED - time, space and cost - saving solutions - low power consumption for autonomous operations - advanced data delivery algorithms, addressing and networking, remotely con? gurable settings - extendable platform with multiple con?

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    establish the Wave Gliders for Researchers provides continuous data feeds during times where buoys and Program and the Science & Research User Group. satellites are most restricted. Ryan joined Liquid Robotics with a decade of experience in Preliminary results suggest that evidence has been captured robotics

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    Compared with historical data collected over centuries, this year suggest seismic motion was consistent with displacement new information will help scientists better predict geologic at the full convergence rate. From the results of his missions, activity. Dr. Chadwell concluded the Wave Gliders have

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    Measurements of The Cascadia Subduction and Alaskan Subduction Zones: On land, we can measure Earth’s movements with millimeter accuracy using a satellite-based GPS technique. But the ra- dio signals that GPS relies on can’t pass through water. Enter sea? oor geodesy, an emerging scienti? c ? eld

  • MT Apr-19#33 AUVs in the market are not actually that autonomous;)
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    AUVs in the market are not actually that autonomous; often from a quayside at a lake close to Saab’s Facility in Sweden the vessel needs to track the vehicle during a scope, which, in to perform a “mow the lawn” style pre-programmed survey our eyes, defeated the object of the autonomous feature.”

  • MT Apr-19#28 Insignts Business
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    Insignts Business The ? rst phase of Virtual Residency will leverage the en- the service sector. Some will respond with incremental change abling technology’s ability to achieve a correspondency ratio and some will respond with transformational propositions. similar to warehouse robotics. This results

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    at site in ROV mode. All without a vessel. Put simply, it’s a Transformer. Upon arrival at site the vehicle transforms from its AUV form factor to its ROV form factor. This transformation is achieved through hull separation. Once the hull separates the vehicles arms activate and the machine is ready to

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    for US GEOTRACES. sample bottles. As it is lowered through the water column to To support the scienti? c challenges, a suitable cable had to depths of 7,000 meters, it endures factors including cold tem- be non-metallic to meet non-contaminating criterium as any peratures, bending, tension cycling

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  • MT May-19#60 Products Beacons, Flashers, Trackers
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    Products Beacons, Flashers, Trackers SABIK MARINE is providing the Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket) with remote monitored LED lanterns for their coastal waters. Image: Sabik software at Broadcast station and Cen- 3 to 31 nautical miles. They are ? tted Remotely monitored tral station.

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    developed and delivered by MX Marine Broadcasting stations ultra-bright LED ? asher combined based on DOS based operating system. network with satellite communications that is The original purpose of marine radio Each broadcast station was developed fully submersible and has been rated beacons was to

  • MT May-19#58 Products Beacons, Flashers, Trackers
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    Products Beacons, Flashers, Trackers Beacons, Flashers & Trackers: Products to Promote Safety at Sea By Tom Mulligan L3 Technologies, together with So- tracking and communications with up to The Oculus M750d is a general-pur- nardyne, will offer 6G-enabled capabil- 10 AUVs at the same time. pose dual-freque

  • MT May-19#54 Tech Comms, Telemetry, Data Processing
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    Tech Comms, Telemetry, Data Processing Communications, Telemetry & Data Processing Tom Mulligan reports on the latest technologies and products being used in the maritime data processing sector Cathx Ocean is an innovator in subsea sets with millimeter precision. are pilot initiatives for ‘heavy infra

  • MT May-19#31 One of Sonarydne’s BlueComm units attached to one of the)
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    One of Sonarydne’s BlueComm units attached to one of the Nekton mission submersibles. UNDERWATER UNDERWATER with 75m maximum range in which you sion happen. BlueComm 200 UV can ACOUSTIC RECORDERSACOUSTIC RECORDERS can operate and sustain up to 10Mbps is provide this link, securely and covertly.

  • MT May-19#29 Image: Sonardyne
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    Image: Sonardyne An L3ASV C-Worker unmanned surface ve- hicle and the National Oceanography Center’s ALR working together in In shallow waters, their use is limited by compromise containing ultraviolet (UV) recent trials demonstrat- interference from sunlight (which as we and some visible violet light

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    Image: Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute One of Sonarydne’s BlueComm units attached to one of the messages is not so simple, as the way the data is ble blue light because at that wavelength (450nm) Nekton mission modulated, and perhaps compressed, needs to be un- light travels furthest

  • MT May-19#27 Technology that has helped to achieve world 
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    Technology that has helped to achieve world ? rsts in ocean exploration broadcasting could also provide the answer for covert operations in the defense realm, where communications need to go unheard. By Ioseba Tena, Global Business Mgr. - Defense & Robotics, Sonardyne Traditionally, wireless subsea

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    Unheard Underwater Covert Comms BlueComm 200 UV could be used to support covert AUV communications at relevant outposts along the seabed. Image: Sonardyne May 2019 26 MTR MTR #4 (18-33).indd 26 4/25/2019 9:34:15 AM

  • MT May-19#25  with a 2 MHz frequency.  satellite and radio networks.)
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    connectivity, taken for granted by mo- date has used a 3 meter tank at 1 meter bile devices connected to conventional range with a 2 MHz frequency. satellite and radio networks. In addition, QNA has demonstrated These markets will also bene? t from the ability of the DOLPHIN SAS to improved sonar

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    A more concrete example of the bene? ts can be seen by Sidescan A, is ensonifying a portion the same area as Sides- considering the case of two UUVs attempting to communi- can B. In traditional sonar applications this would result in cate using Assured Data Communications. This is depicted interference

  • MT May-19#21 DOLPHIN Signal Processing Technology signal saturation and)
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    DOLPHIN Signal Processing Technology signal saturation and enables simultaneous transmitting and Acoustics enable many core undersea capabilities. Where receiving on the same frequency, with collocated transducers. radio waves do not propagate well, and light is absorbed The DOLPHIN technology is

  • MT May-19#19 Acoustic TransducersAcoustic Transducers
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    Acoustic TransducersAcoustic Transducers and Arrays and Arrays Position / Weather Heading Monitoring Electromagnetic / Ultrasonic Speed Smart™ Depth Sensor Acoustic Communications (ACOMMs) Acoustic Communications (ACOMMs) Forward-looking Sonar Altimeter Synthetic Aperture Sonar Transducers M

  • MT May-19#12  surveillance aircraft or satellites, correla-
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    . By combining AIS data with other information, transmissions from approaching ships, out to a point just such as photos from surveillance aircraft or satellites, correla- beyond the horizon. Those governments could also moni- tions can be made between individual vessels and pollution in- tor ships in harbors

  • MT May-19#6 Authors & Contributors
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    Authors & Contributors Manley Maslin Paschoa Stoichevski Tena executive with experience in startups, Folts Paschoa corporations, academia, and government. Greg Folts is Director of Business Claudio Paschoa is MTR’s contributor At Just Innovation Inc. he supports clients Development for Maritime