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SafeTRIP: Using Satellite Communication for ITS

Heydecker, BG; Beeharee, A; Addison, JD; (2012) SafeTRIP: Using Satellite Communication for ITS. Traffic Technology International

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Abstract

Mobile communications are playing an increasing role in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). In this article some of the opportunities this provides for road transport are discussed with a focus on potential benefits for each of traffic management, fleet management and for safety: Section 3 discusses some of these opportunities. Recent developments in satellite technology means that satellites are available that can provide high bandwidth and wide geographical coverage using the S-band frequency range, which is optimised for communication from satellite to on-board vehicle units, with lower return bandwidth form vehicle to satellite. This new technology provides an opportunity to develop technologies on-board vehicles and support infrastructure to facilitate the use of mobile communications by road vehicles. The SafeTRIP project has developed such an on-board unit to use the S-band frequencies.

Type:Article
Title:SafeTRIP: Using Satellite Communication for ITS
Location:UK
Publisher version:http://http//www.traffictechnologytoday.com/
Keywords:ITS, Satellite communications, Road Traffic
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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