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Final Presentation on Mobile Ku Band Receiver Demonstrator

15 Jan 2007

The Final Presentation for the ESA Telecom supported project to bring Ku-band reception to vehicles will be held on 25 January 2007. Anyone interested in experiencing first hand the benefits of this new development is encouraged to attend.

The presentation is being held in the Arianezaal at the SpaceExpo building just outside ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk the Netherlands. Registration begins at 09:30 and the event finishes at 17:00. During the day, visitors can expect to be treated to a complete demonstration of the system design and design contents. The day will also include a full description of results gathered from field trials and an explanation of the process behind the unique antenna design.

For a full copy of the agenda, click under documentation at the right of this page.

Anyone wishing to attend this one-day event should register by clicking under external links at the right of this page.

Ku-band for Cars
The explosive growth of satellite digital radio means that it is already reaching over 10 million listeners in the USA. ESA and its industrial partners are bringing the benefit of satellite radio to the European automotive market. Differing significantly from its existing commercial counterparts, the ESA developed system can potentially provide not only traditional radio services, but also multimedia content (image right) to drivers across Europe.

Radio and Multimedia

Broadcasting over a larger area and to large audiences cost-effectively, the mobile multimedia to cars system can be implemented without requiring an investment in new satellite launches or the deployment of terrestrial repeaters. It offers a highly efficient, low-investment and low-risk approach to the provision of satellite radio services to the automotive consumer market.

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A group of well-known companies and institutes has carried out demonstration work, with SES Astra taking the lead: BMW, the Deutsche Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR), Dornier Consulting, Deutsche Welle, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Institut für Rundfunktechnik, Technische Universität Braunschweig, and TriaGnoSys.

ESA has prepared a brochure. To get your copy click under a documentation at the right of this page. To order a hard copy please click under brochures at the left of this page.

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