Data collection from the Antarctic region through a W-band low Earth orbit satellite

Marina Ruggieri, Stefano Falzini, Enrico Saggese, Filippo Corbelli, Carlo Bonifazi

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The DAVID (DAta and video Interactive Distribution) mission is being carried out in the framework of the Science Small Missions Program of the Italian Space Agency. The mission is aimed at the deployment of two scientific telecommunication experiments through a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite. The paper will focus on one of these experiments, that will test a satellite system architecture for the exchange of a large amount of data and high definition images through a W-bank link and a Ka-band inter-satellite link between the LEO and the ARTEMIS satellite. The proposed architecture, that will explore various innovative aspects, will also allow for the first time the distribution of large volumes of scientific data collected from the Antarctic region and other extremely remote areas of the Earth. The availability of a return link in the envisaged system will also allow interactive control of the various laboratories located in the remote site. © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413 - 424
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Satellite Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Aerospace Engineering

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