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July 13th, 2015

Australia's Gold Coast Is The Setting For The 33rd AIAA ICSSC...

[SatNews] The 33rd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC) will be held on the Gold Coast of Australia from September 7 to 10, 2015.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. The 2015 ICSSC conference is co-hosted by Australian based EM Solutions and the AIAA Japan Forum on Satellite Communications.

The Conference theme is High Throughput Satellites, Other Performance Advances and Applications—Keeping Satellites Essential in a Broadband World and has been chosen to emphasize that, even though fibre networks tend to dominate discussion of broadband telecommunications, ours is a wireless world, and satellites remain the only platform to offer communications anywhere, anytime.

The applications of satellites are broad, and range from the provision of broadband services such as entertainment, health, and education to remote areas; to users on the move in areas without infrastructure; national defence and security; remote sensing of lands and oceans; and importantly, transport safety.

Underpinning these uses are technology platforms that must evolve to meet increasingly complex applications – platforms that offer broadband data transfer, lower latency, and on-the-move mobility in rough terrain. This has required the development of new network architectures, but also new antennas, terminals and modems, and satellites that are more cost effective and adaptable for multiple uses.

This conference will explore these challenges, propose and discuss solutions, and provide a forum for the exploration of the economic, marketing, technical, and regulatory issues affecting these new and planned services.

Keynote Speakers

  • Mark Dankberg, Chairman & CEO, ViaSat, Inc
  • Dr Ben Greene, Chief Executive Officer, Electro Optic Systems and Chief Executive Officer, CRC for Space Environment Management
  • Naoto Kadowaki, Senior Executive Director, NICT, Tokyo, Japan
  • Paul Sheridan, Vice President, Optus Satellite
  • Gavin Williams, General Manager, Fixed Wireless and Satellite, NBN Co, Melbourne, Australia

The Conference will be preceded by a Colloquium titled Architectures and Technologies for Next Generation High Throughput Satellite Systems on Monday, September 7, 2015,  9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,  followed by the Conference Welcome Reception.

The Colloquium will review new system architectures and new technologies that will maximize the economic return from the industry’s space investment. The Colloquium will host a panel of experts representing the multiple aspects of ground and satellite architectures, in a workshop-style forum. The Colloquium is structured so attendees can actively engage with the panel, and better learn about how current and future technologies will realize next generation high throughput satellite systems.

Panelists are expected to include speakers from Hughes Network Systems, Gilat, ViaSat, SSL, Telesat, MDA, Orion, Optus, NBN Co, and the Australian Government. The panel will be announced shortly.

For more information on the 33rd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference please visit http://www.satcomspace.org/.