Towards the Personal Communicator

Presentation / Towards the Personal Communicator

Date Submitted: 06 June 2001

Written by RPC Telecommunications. Website: http://www.rpctelecom.com

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A short lecture presented to the Surrey Section of the IEE (the IEE is the British Institution of Electrical Engineers) by Mark C J Posen of RPC Telecommunications Ltd.

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-Section 1
"Beam Me Up Scottie"
-Section 2
Concept
-Section 3
Orbit Mechanics
-Section 4
Iridium
-Section 5
ICO
-Section 6
Globalstar
-Section 7
Implementation & The Future

Implementation & The Future

SLIDE 31

Super-GEO Proposals

  • Regional
  • One or two highly complex satellites in GSO
  • Multiple spot beam coverage
  • Transparent transponder / Digital filtering

SLIDE 32

Implementation (1)

When is this all going to happen? - Very soon! First generation systems due for launch before 2000. Next generation systems by 2010

SLIDE 33

Implementation (2)

Iridium

  • First partial plane due about 2 weeks ago (launch postponed 3 times - will happen very soon now!) 
  • Following testing and concept proving, full constellation will be deployed over next couple of years.
  • BUT service only fully viable once entire constellation deployed.

Notes:
Note that Globalstar plans to start launching in 1997. ICO not sure... but likely to be in the same timeframe.

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Implementation (3)

Super-GEOs

  • Still fighting for spectrum!
  • First systems should be launched in 1998-2000 timeframe
  • System is viable from first launch - key advantage of Super-GEO!

SLIDE 35

The future...

-Follow-on systems already on the drawing board

  • FPLMTS / IMT-2000
  • UMTS
  • integration with UPT

-Movement towards "Global Bandwidth on Demand" rather than simple cell phone replacement.

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Conclusions

  • Personal Communications Networks are being implemented now as S-PCNs
  • Will provide all (most?) features of the "Personal Communicator"
  • Network developments being driven by demand for bandwidth
  • Potential to replace entire fixed network World-wide!

SLIDE 37

Questions? And now some time for questions...

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SLIDE 38

Acknowledgements

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