Integrating Small Satellite Communication in an Autonomous Vehicle Network: A Case on Oceanography

  title={Integrating Small Satellite Communication in an Autonomous Vehicle Network: A Case on Oceanography},
  author={Andr{\'e} G. C. Guerra and Ant{\'o}nio S{\'e}rgio Ferreira and Maria Costa and Diego Nodar-L{\'o}pez and Fernando Aguado-Agelet},

Survey on Optimization Methods for LEO-Satellite-Based Networks with Applications in Future Autonomous Transportation

This paper offers a comprehensive survey of the LEO-system design parameters, of the challenges in LEO system design process, and of the optimization methods for satellite communication, positioning, and sensing applications, as well as a summarizing discussion on the design considerations for Loe-based networks to support future autonomous transportation.

A Satellite-USV System for Persistent Observation of Mesoscale Oceanographic Phenomena

Three different scenario variants of an architecture for how heterogeneous sensor nodes can be integrated with satellite remote sensing are evaluated, using a System-of-Systems (SoS) modeling approach coupled with operational simulations in different locations on Earth.

On the Use of Micro Satellites as Communication Nodes - in an Arctic Sensor Network

The main contribution from this work is the proposal on how to use a freely flying swarm of small satellites to provide good and frequent coverage, without having to use satellites with propulsion systems, which saves component cost, mass and volume, which in turn contribute to a reduced launch cost.

Autonomous 3D Exploration of Large Structures Using an UAV Equipped with a 2D LIDAR

This paper addressed the challenge of exploring large, unknown, and unstructured industrial environments with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The resulting system combined well-known components and

Water Take-off and Landing Hybrid Copter approach for Maritime CONOPs

This work follows the iterations of a specific vehicle concept, through its various phases, and tracks the developments and challenges necessary to adapt a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems to become capable of water take-off & landing, and explores its applicability as a viable operational mobile communication gateway for underwater and surface assets.

Potential Data Link Candidates for Civilian Unmanned Aircraft Systems: A Survey

This survey studies the potential data link candidates for unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) to highlight the strength and weakness of the current data link options and their suitability to satisfy the UAVs communication requirements.

Characterization of Highly Dynamic Coastal Environments, Employing Teams of Heterogeneous Vehicles: A Holistic Case Study

The work presented follows multi-vehicle operational scenarios, in a coastal environment, during large scale joint venture exercise with the Portuguese Navy, with the intent of collecting high spatio-temporal resolution data, over the course of a 2 week campaign, yielding promising results.

Data Dissemination for Vehicles in Temporary Cellular Network Dead Spots

An initial implementation of the protocol is described using the technology Wi-Fi Direct that is realized on most modern mobile phones and discusses message flows in larger dead spots in which a vehicle may consecutively form several ad-hoc connections.

A Data Dissemination Protocol for Vehicles with Temporary Cellular Network Inaccessibility

  • Ergys PukaP. Herrmann
  • Computer Science
    2019 IEEE 20th International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks" (WoWMoM)
  • 2019
A data dissemination protocol is introduced that allows the vehicles connected through an ad-hoc network to find out which one will most likely leave the dead spot first and forwards messages to this vehicle that forwards them as soon as it regains cellular network access.

FIRE-RS: Integrating land sensors, cubesat communications, unmanned aerial vehicles and a situation assessment software for wildland fire characterization and mapping

TheFIRE-RS project implements an innovative system for prevention, detection and mapping of natural disasters, centred on wildland fires, through the synergy of four technologies: forest based infrared land sensors for fire in-situ detection, CubeSat spacecraft for early warnings and communications coverage, UAVs for high-accuracy fire mapping and real time data acquisition, and a situation assessment tool for performing efficient risk assessments and coordination strategies.



On small satellites for oceanography: A survey

Using low cost open source UAVs for marine wild life monitoring - Field Report

End-user feedback demonstrated an overwhelming satisfaction with UAS's capacity to meet the required goals while retaining its modularity and affordability intact, while testing its scalability potential.

UAV-based multi-sensor data fusion processing

This multi-sensor, mathematical model reveals that the boresight matrix in a low-cost UAV system does not remain constant, which contradicts the practice in traditional airborne mapping systems where the boreight matrix is assumed to be a constant over an entire mission.

Hydra: A framework and algorithms for mixed-initiative UAV-assisted search and rescue

We demonstrate a testbed and algorithms for collaborative human and automated (or mixed-initiative) decision making within the context of outdoor search and rescue. Hydra is a networked simulation

Adaptive Consoles for Supervisory Control of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

This paper explores how issues with the natural increase of operator workload and reduction of situational awareness can be mitigated by changing the way information is presented to the human operator.

Flying Ad-Hoc Network communication for detecting thermals: Feasibility and insights

This paper proves the feasibility of wirelessly interconnect hang and paragliders to form a Flying Ad-Hoc Network (FANET) and discusses simulation techniques to efficiently evaluate other FANET applications by modeling the physical channel with its specific characteristics.

An Underwater Convergence Layer for Disruption Tolerant Networking

The design and implementation of an Underwater Convergence Layer (UCL) for the DTN2 Reference Implementation, which provides DTN support for the WHOI Micro-Modem, is presented.

Inmarsat systems and services

  • V. V. Spiridonov
  • Computer Science
    Proceedings of International Conference on Satellite Communications. ICSC'94
  • 1994
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The LSTS software toolchain for persistent maritime operations applied through vehicular ad-hoc networks

The software toolchain is a framework for mixed-initiative control of unmanned ocean and air vehicles operating in communications challenged environments with support for Disruptive Tolerant Networking protocols and has allowed for repeated and successful deployments of heterogeneous multi-vehicle teams.

Rapid Environmental Picture Atlantic exercise 2015: A field report

The paper describes the sixth edition of Rapid Environmental Picture Atlantic exercise (REPIS-Atlantic) which took place in July 2015 off the Portuguese islands of Azores to demonstrate coordinated