Joint ESA/EC Task Force on Advanced Satellite Mobile
- ASMS Report on Regulatory issues
- ASMS report on Technology Directions and RTD requirements
- Vision Report on Advanced Mobile Satellite Systems
- FP6 Call for Ideas - deadline: May 17, 2002
The Task Force on Advanced Satellite Mobile Systems is an independent, industry-led body, committed to the successful introduction and development of advanced (including 3G and beyond) mobile satellite communications systems and services.
The Task Force was formed in March 2001, at the initiative of the EC and ESA. Having noted the disappointing uptake of start-up, "personal" satellite communications systems targeted at mass markets, the Task Force aims to build on earlier results generated under the 4th FP and on ongoing activities sponsored by ESA and the IST programme. In so doing, the Task Force intends to identify a co-ordinated view with respect to the role that advanced mobile satcom systems will play in the future. Key items on the agenda of the Task Force are the achievement of significant growth in the use of mobile satellite systems, and the definition of future mobile satellite system requirements.
The work of the Task Force is thus concentrating on system and service strategies which take advantage of the unique and complementary service characteristics offered by satellite systems, such as wide-area coverage, and efficient broadcasting and multicasting.
The Task Force is also examining the technological and commercial implications of the likely convergence of broadcasting and mobile systems, as well as moving towards closer, mutually beneficial interworking with terrestrial mobile networks. The Task Force considers that the delivery of inputs and support to standardisation organisations and regulatory bodies is a vital element of its work. European industry is a world leader in the manufacture and operation of mobile satellite systems, and in the provision of mobile satellite services to end-users. The identification of a co-ordinated approach with respect to advanced satellite mobile systems is seen as a prerequisite for further innovation and continued success on a global scale.
The main objectives of the ASMS-TF are:
- To develop a vision for advanced satellite mobile systems and their role in future communication networks;
- To promote the growth of mobile satellite systems and their integration with terrestrial networks;
- To develop a co-ordinated approach on regulatory aspects to facilitate market access, licensing and the availability of adequate spectrum;
- To support the co-ordination of on-going and future R&D efforts, and to provide inputs to EC, ESA and others in support of future mobile satellite development;
- To assess the markets for advanced mobile satellite systems, identify user requirements, and develop relevant business models;
- To identify the technological requirements for advanced mobile satellite systems, taking into account the convergence of satellite mobile and broadcasting, and the aim of integrating satellite networks more closely with terrestrial networks;
- To support relevant standardisation work, including the development of terminal standards supporting both terrestrial and satellite requirements;
- To provide a forum to consolidate the results of relevant EC and ESA sponsored projects, to identify common interests, and possible areas for co-operation.
Members of the Task Force are Organisations interested in actively supporting and promoting the Task Force's activities.
New Members are accepted upon signature of the Task Force MoU. Members currently include manufacturers, operators, service providers, research organisations, academic institutions, mobile industry specialists etc...
Membership of the group is on a voluntary basis and any member can withdraw at any time with at least one-month notice. There are no fees associated with membership.
Brahms, Suited, Virtuous, Future, Satin, together with relevant ESA projects
|Role||Name||Tel - Fax - E mail||Affiliation|
(as of 10th of April 2002)
|Mr. Emanuele D'Andria|| +39 06 40 79 33 70
+39 06 40 79 37 22
|ASMS-TF Vice Chairman
(as of 10th of April 2002)
|Prof. Giovanni Corazza|| +39 051 209 3054
+39 051 209 3053
|University of Bologna|
|Advisors||Dr. Carlo Elia|| +31 71 565 49 87
+31 71 565 45 98
|Dr. Bertram Arbesser Rastburg|| +31 71 565 45 41
+31 71 565 49 99
|Dr. Riccardo De Gaudenzi|| +31 71 565 42 27
+31 71 565 49 87
|Mr. Bernard Barani|| +32 2 296 96 16
+32 2 296 21 78
Input Documents and Contributions (only for cluster members)
Other documents to be delivered
- AMSF TF MoU, version 2.0
- List of MoU Signatories Status :10/04/2002
- AMSF-TF Workplan
- AMSF-TF Meetings