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ESA's ARTES C&G Satcom Applications (SATCOM-APPS) programme aims to support, develop and demonstrate activities in the Satellite Communication applications areas. Leading to fully operational, self-sustaining solutions, ARTES C&G SATCOM-APPS addresses the use of space-based components and services satisfying concrete user needs based on industry excellence. Relevant information on ARTES C&G SATCOM-APPS project activities is provided below.

KABALIST

Status date: 16 May 2017

The project aims to provide reliable and efficient TV signals collection and distribution through High Throughput Satellite utilizing innovative dynamic coding, dynamic bandwidth assignment and full IP solutions. The current application scenario is Italian Lega Pro football championship played in up to 60 sites distributed all over Italy, equipped with permanent satellite uplinks. An extension to the project was granted to evaluate the possibility of using an improved version of the same system for other sport events, matching their need of a lower price for each event. 

 

EMUSER

Status date: 03 February 2017

EMUSER is an innovative obstacle detection system integrated with a satellite Broad Band link for the safety of active level crossings.

EMUSER provides increased resilience in case of natural disasters or damages to the rail infrastructure. It can be installed in areas that are uncovered by conventional communication networks.

SatCom W-IFE

Status date: 23 January 2017

Airlines are embracing next generation connectivity in the cabin and cockpit. High capacity satellites are the key to meeting consumer demand for high speed, high quality and low cost connectivity in the air. Through this SatCom W-IFE ESA activity, ViaSat’s satellite-based in-flight connectivity with Arconics in cabin applications is to provide an evolving range of services to the airborne market.

EOMST

Status date: 23 January 2017

The EOMST system developed by 21Net enables Internet services on board high-speed trains. The system uses multiple communication technologies to access the internet: cellular, WiFi and satellite. A Mobile Access Router manages the links  depending on their availabilities. 

SWAY4Edu2

Status date: 18 January 2017

Capacity Building activities for rural schools and rural radio stations in Africa based on eLearning platform accessible on-line via the Sat3Play platform.

SWAY4Edu

Status date: 18 January 2017

SWAY4Edu aims at developing a satellite ICT (Information Communication Technology) solution to support the three main activities of Rural Radios, Electoral eTraining, and Space4Education.

Com4Offshore

Status date: 17 January 2017

The Com4Offshore services enable communication and information exchange between offshore and onshore supporting logistics processes and construction workflow with the aim to significantly reduce the time and costs of the costly offshore construction projects. It offers:

- Satellite based public service supporting the communication needs of the different user groups in offshore wind farm areas.

- Technically and economically optimal solution to the users irrespective of their location by combining wireless, mobile and satellite network technologies.

- Access communications services, sensor devices & software applications for offshore construction activities

ONE CLASS! Open Network for Education

Status date: 13 January 2017

The ONE CLASS! project proposes an efficient satcom based solution integrated with eLearning services, aiming at supporting two main activities:

  1. Basilicata Multi-classes: ONE CLASS! supports rural schools located in the Basilicata Region (IT), which need to face the problem of the so-called “multi-classes” with the additional constraint represented by the geographical isolation.
  2. Social Integration Services for Foreign Unaccompanied Minors (FUM): ONE CLASS! supports social operator entities and reception centres of immigrants and all other NGOs active in the field, which need to offer to foreign unaccompanied minors (FUM) educational and social inclusion services, being often located in very remote areas.

SatCorpAfrica

Status date: 19 December 2016

SatCorpAfrica (SATellite CORPorate services in AFRICA) is a Satcom Applications  project  by SatADSL (BE) aimed at developing, integrating and validating a satellite IP connectivity system and associated services allowing SatADSL to offer via local African Telecom Operators a solution targeting the WAN (Wide-Area-Network) market segment with a set of attractive and flexible offers.

SatBAMS

Status date: 29 November 2016

The Battery Array Management System automates the storage and distribution of power. Unlike existing battery arrays, the BAMS will maintain better Security of Supply, ensure that the reserve does not loose capacity over time and extends operation of batteries by 50%-100%.

SatCare

Status date: 22 November 2016

SatCare aims to demonstrate two systems of remote diagnostics using a broadband managed communication system to include satcom.  The SatCare activity will allow for video rich data to transmit scans to an hospital from a vehicle on the scene of the emergency and en-route to the hospital. Enabling a robust clinical decision support system for prehospital patients has an impact on the health outcomes for patients and can improve the productivity and efficiency of the ambulance service. Through the addition of satcom we can broaden the coverage of this service to include areas where terrestrial broadband communication (LTE) is unavailable or over-subscribed. 

KosmoMed

Status date: 22 November 2016

KosmoMed realized a solution for an integrated system of eHealth applications and services supporting the Health Institutions in order to have extensive access to healthiness data exchange and create a multidisciplinary platform to provide professional eHealthcare services.

 

SmartCARE

Status date: 01 November 2016

SmartCAREisan ICT platform of advanced e-health services where physicians and patients meet and manage daily activities, within a therapeutic process, in a collaborative way enabling an optimization of healthcare rehabilitation at home. SmartCARE IHC (Integrated Home Care) services will assure a constant verification of the therapeutic process without requiring the on-site presence of medical staff.

CCP

Status date: 22 July 2016

This project aims to develop a new technology that allows non-technical personnel trim, play, deploy, videos for Auto-Feed Content Creator component by category.

Project U

Status date: 20 May 2016

Project U is about a new generation software/hardware platform and services that enable an enhanced User-centered learning experience combining together physical and digital presence, promoting active participation versus passive presence.

SatSoHoAfrica

Status date: 20 May 2016

SatSoHoAfrica is allowing the provision of competitive broadband internet services to Small-office-Home-office (SoHo) users in Sub-Saharan Africa.

SATLAS

Status date: 18 April 2016

SATLAS is an Idea Incubator, developed for and offered to innovators who want to “Start, Integrate and Test” their SatCom related concepts in an easy, light and quick way, taking benefit from the support, mentoring, services and tools made available from the SATLAS consortium (SES Techcom, SatADSL, Newtec).

CGWay

Status date: 04 December 2015

An initial study into the feasibility of implementing a high throughput satellite gateway in equipment containers including the use of a highly innovative approach to the antenna using multiple smaller antennas.

Mimir 2.0

Status date: 18 August 2015

The project will continue the development of the Mímir server, Forsway’s solution for satellite hubs providing one-way Internet over satellite. The product will be extended to be a usable component in all types of one-way Internet over satellite deployments, covering deployments from small ISPs with a few hundred users to the largest operators with high performance multi-transponder services covering several million users.

Forsway S2

Status date: 18 August 2015

The objective of this project is to develop a Satellite modem for Internet access in rural areas using DVB-S2 technology. The product is intended to complement existing ADSL terrestrial based solutions. Where it is too expensive and /or too time consuming to get a terrestrial infrastructure for broadband, the Forsway modem offers a cost effective, easy to use solution to access the Internet based on satellite DVBS2 distribution associated with a multi-standard terrestrial return link.

Low Cost Hybrid Terminal Triple Play Solution

Status date: 18 August 2015

The aim of the project is to develop a low cost end-to-end solution for satellite based triple-play services. The platform uses existing infrastructure to enable TV, telephone and IP communication. Satellites are used for downlink communication and different terrestrial media are used for the return traffic.

ISIDE 4 Africa

Status date: 30 March 2015

I4A focuses on the provision of educational content and Internet access to African primary and professional high schools and to health and cultural centres. In a nutshell, I4A aims at providing a one-stop-solution for the collection, organization, delivery and use of digital educational contents based on the ISIDE platform/service.

i-enquire

Status date: 26 March 2015

The project, which is part of ESA's Newcomers initiative of the ARTES 3-4 Programme, is aimed at developing, integrating and validating a set of mobile applications onboard of vehicles such as cars, coaches and trucks, using the S-Band delivery platform of Solaris on the Eutelsat W2A satellite.

SASS@Sea

Status date: 25 March 2015

The objective of the project is the development and validation of a system for the provisioning of an integrated maritime communications service.

SatFinAfrica

Status date: 25 March 2015

This is a pilot project to demonstrate the suitability of the Sat3Play platform, originally designed for the consumer and SoHo market, to provide reliable and secured financial services in remote and underserved areas in emerging countries in Africa. 

SFEDONA

Status date: 25 March 2015

The SFEDONA project aims to design, develop, validate and demonstrate a complete end-to-end fire detection and alerting application which makes use of state-of-the-art fire detection technologies based on terrestrial optical cameras and sensors, data fusion, satellite and wireless communications as well as modern IT technologies.

PLANET2

Status date: 09 December 2014

PLANET2 aims at providing business and regional aviation with in-flight information updates on weather conditions and hazards, while contributing at the same time to the observation of the atmosphere thanks to in-situ measurements sent from the aircraft to the weather agencies.

Lift Off

Status date: 08 September 2014

Internet penetration growth curve is still on the steeper side: people require more and more affordable and fast connection to the Internet, independently from where they are. The key characteristics of what is expected by an Internet connection are speed, affordability and reliability. In this sense the Lift Off Project tries to bring further the innovation brought by the recent satellites investigating on how DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) can be introduced by a Satellite Service Provider. The scope of this innovative “next step” on top of the KA-SAT is to optimize the existing services and to generate innovative market offers for satellite internet connectivity maximizing the user experience while improving the ratio cost/performances.

REACT

Status date: 14 April 2014

The REACT project involves the project consortium working with the Irish Dublin Fire Brigade to develop a system that will ensure constant and reliable communication for exchange of real-time information between deployed emergency response personnel and its relevant command centre during a crisis or disaster situation.

TESHEALTH

Status date: 31 March 2012

The TESHEALTH project is dedicated to developing, implementing, qualifying and validating a telemedicine system promoting the use of satellite communications aimed at reducing the impacts of chronic diseases, improving life styles and empowering citizens to adopt a healthier behaviour.

ISIDE

Status date: 27 September 2011
The project ISIDE intends to develop, implement and validate a satellite based system of NCinema (N for networked), oriented at providing a range of services and applications in the field of D- (Digital) and E- (Electronic) Cinema. Over a period of two years,
the project realises a permanent validation platform for N-Cinema, in order to cover the complete representation of the relevant service value chains. The objective will be to validate and promote different forms of exploitation of the theatres, ranging from featuring digital movies, digital advertising and alternative contents to live events, shows in virtual reality and interactive applications.