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Mobile applications and services based on satellite and terrestrial interworking

Objective

The European satellite community is proceeding with great thrust towards the development of the innovative Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcast (SDMB) concept, which will pave the way for an effective Satellite and Terrestrial network convergence. The SDMB system aims at complementing mobile networks with broadcast and multicast capabilities for a spectrum effective delivery of multimedia services on mobile devices. Taking advantage of the natural assets of satellite systems and of the full interoperability with terrestrial standards, the SDMB system will facilitate the successful deployment of UMTS, minimise geographical discrimination and foster multimedia usage adoption inEurope, effectively bridging the digital divide. Numerous studies, lead by the European Commission (e.g. MODIS, SATIN and RELY IST FP5 projects), the European Space Agency and National space agencies have contributed to the emergence of the SDMB concept, to secure the overall feasibility of the proposed innovations, to improve regulatory opportunities and to assess the market benefits.

Starting from this strong European knowledge base, the MAESTRO Integrated Project will proceed to specify, implement and validate the critical features of an SDMB system architecture. It aims at the highest possible degree of interoperability with terrestrial infrastructures with the objective to maximise its competitive assets and the underlying business rationale. Based on a solid consortium that achieves a balanced participation of terrestrial and satellite actors, the MAESTRO project will contribute to ensure wider adoption, broader availability of 3G and beyond 3G applications and services. In this perspective, MAESTRO is a unique opportunity for satellite communications to assure their role in the Generalised Access Network infrastructure, to foster the growth of the eEconomy and to improve European citizens welfare and safety.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/satellite technology
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/radio and television

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

ALCATEL ALENIA SPACE FRANCE
Address
12 Rue De La Baume
75008 Paris
France

Participants (18)

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES BELGIUM NV
Belgium
Address
De Kleetlaan 12A
1831 Diegem
ALCATEL CIT
France
Address
Rue De La Baume 12
75008 Paris
ALCATEL SEL AG
Germany
Address
Lorenzstrasse 10
70435 Stuttgart
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
ASCOM AG
Switzerland
Address
Belpstrasse 37
3000 Bern 14
AWE COMMUNICATIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Moltkestrasse 28A
71116 Gaertringen
BOUYGUES TELECOM
France
Address
20 Quai Du Point Du Jour Arcs De Seine 1
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
E - TF1
France
Address
305 Avenue Le Jour Se Leve
92100 Boulogne
ERCOM ENGINEERING RESEAUX COMMUNICATIONS
France
Address
13 Avenue Morane Saulnier
78140 V¿izy Villacoublay
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
GFI CONSULTING
France
Address
12 Rue Rouget De Lisle
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
LOGICACMG UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Stephenson House, 75 Hampstead Road
NW1 2PL London
MOTOROLA SAS
France
Address
Parc Des Algorithmes Saint Aubin
91193 Gif Sur Yvette
SES ASTRA
Luxembourg
Address
Chateau De Betzdorf
6815 Betzdorf
SPACE HELLAS SA
Greece
Address
312 Messogion Ave
15341 Aghia Paraskevi, Athens
THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address

GU2 7XH Guildford
UDCAST
France
Address
Route Des Dolines 2455
06560 Sophia-antipolis
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
London