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Satellite access technologies: Leading improvements for Europe

Objective

SATLIFE stands for Satellite Access Technologies: Leading Improvements For Europe. This project will be the first and unique RandD project in the world including in its activities work with a real (and first) multimedia on-board processor, the AMERHIS system, based on the satellite standards DVB-RCS and DVB-S. The AMERHIS is going to be launched in early 2004 by HISPASAT.

SATLIFE will strategically respond to the imperative need of facilitating the development of a broadband for all access by means of significantly enhancing the state-of-the-art of DVB-RCS satellite standard solutions, with focus on regenerative and the compatibility with transparent systems, while integrating them with other terrestrial alternatives in the implementation of the Information Society. This ambitious and innovative RandD project starts from the successful IST-2000-25091 IBIS Project. Thanks to IBIS, which defined and studied this first multimedia on-board processor system, it has derived on a real solution embarked on the next HISPASAT's satellite, a programme running under the ESA-AMERHIS Project which will bring the first multimedia on-board system in the world based on the DVB-RCS/DVB-S standards.

SATLIFE consortium will ensure the integration of all the RandD effort carried out in IBIS and AMERHIS by including all the expertise and partners participating in these two projects. The Consortium has been further complemented with the incorporation of relevant and complementary companies. SATLIFE has planned to perform real trials of the challenging RandD activity focused mainly on the first satellite with a DVB-RCS processor in the world (the AMERHIS). In addition, a pilot DVB-RCS transparent platform will be used. End users will be integrated in both cases.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/radio and television

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

HISPASAT, S.A.
Address
Calle Gobelas 41
28023 Madrid
Spain

Participants (12)

ALCATEL ALENIA SPACE ESPANA, SA
Spain
Address
Calle Einstein 7
28760 Tres Cantos - Madrid
ALCATEL ALENIA SPACE FRANCE
France
Address
12 Rue De La Baume
75008 Paris
EMS SATCOM UK LTD
United Kingdom
Address
68 Pall Mall
SW1Y 5ES London
HISPAMAR SATELITES SA
Brazil
Address
Praia Flamengo Do 200 17 Andar
22250050 Rio De Janeiro
INDRA ESPACIO SA
Spain
Address
Calle Mar Egeo 4, Poligono Industrial 1
28830 San Fernando De Henares
NERA BROADBAND SATELLITE AS
Norway
Address
Bergerveien 12
1396 Billingstad
SHIRON SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS (1996) LTD
Israel
Address
Hasivim 23
49170 Petach Tikva
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
TELEFONICA PESQUISA E DESENVOLVIMENTO DO BRASIL LTDA
Brazil
Address
Rua Brigadeiro Galvao 291 - 7 Andar, Barra Funda
01151-000 Sao Paulo
THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address

GU2 7XH Guildford
THOMSON BROADCAST & MULTIMEDIA SA
France
Address
1, Rue De L'hautil, Zone Des Boutries
78700 Conflans Sainte Honorine
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
28040 Madrid