Anton Donner

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Joachim Hagenauer, Thomas Stockhammer, Christian Weiss, Anton Donner Institute for Communications Engineering (LNT) Munich University of Technology (TUM) e-mail: fhag,tom,chris, WWW: Abstra t | A channel coding system for strongly varying channels (mobile radio, Internet) unknown to the encoder is presented. It(More)
Efficient emergency management requires on the one hand collecting distributed pieces of information in order to get an aggregated situation overview, and on the other hand distributing and presenting the gathered information to all levels of decision making. IT-supported emergency management systems can support these tasks, but need to be carefully(More)
The authors examine two different non-geostationary satellite constellation networks with intersatellite links for global air traffic control and air passenger communication. After developing a traffic model for aeronautical communication services, the authors derive bandwidth requirements for such a global system. The influence of different routing(More)
The main drawback of paper-based registration systems for organizing mass casualty incidents (MCIs) is that information about affected persons remains among the persons themselves. Data can be duplicated/aggregated by laborious manual copying triage tags only, and the normal medium for exchanging information are voicebased radio systems. Since MCIs normally(More)
The SatNEx project has brought together twenty-two partners from European research organisations and academia to form a pan-European research network. A major objective of SatNEx is to rectify the fragmentation in satellite communications research by bringing together leading European academic research organisations in a durable way. Furthermore, the(More)
In this paper, we examine different database synchronization/replication strategies and compare their suitability for satellite links in terms of latency and exchanged data volume. Earlier works have investigated the performance of these algorithms over terrestrial networks; however, the delay caused by a geostationary satellite has not been taken into(More)
Efficient management of mass casualty incidents is complex, since regular emergency medical services structures have to be switched to a temporary “disaster mode” involving additional operational and tactical structures. Most of the relevant decisions have to be taken on-site in a provisional and chaotic environment. Data gathering about affected persons is(More)
Voice-based Private Mobile Radio (PMR) networks are currently the state-of-the-art for coordination of disaster response works. The increasing availability of digital data on one hand and the advantages of IT-based command and control systems on the other, create a need for data networks between the incident area and back office command and control(More)
We are delighted to bring to you this special issue on satellite communications, which we have prepared as part of the spreading of excellence remit of the satellite communications network of excellence (SatNEx). The SatNEx project, which began in 2004, is funded for five years under the Euro-pean Union's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) Information Society(More)