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ISSN 2083-6473
ISSN 2083-6481 (electronic version)




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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
3, John Paul II Avenue
81-345 Gdynia, POLAND
Alternative Maritime Satellite Solutions for Enhanced GMDSS Network
1 University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
ABSTRACT: In this paper are introduced alternative architectures for the novel development of the enhanced Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) satellite communication network and equipment within the Gostationary Erath Orbits (GEO and Non-GEO satellite constellations. Since its founding in 1959, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its member states, in close co-operation with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and other international organizations, notably the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) and Cospas-Sarsat partners, have striven to improve maritime distress and safety radio and satellite communications, as well as general communications for operational and personal purposes. This paper also reviews the principal concept of the GMDSS network, an overview of existing LRIT and maritime Integrated Radio-Automatic Identification System (R-AIS) and Satellite-AIS (S-AIS) networks. In addition, new proposed by author networks of the Satellite Data Link (SDL), Maritime GNSS Augmentation Satellite Data Link (GASDL), Maritime Global Ship Tracking (GST), and Maritime Satellite Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (SADS-B) are also described in this paper.
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Citation note:
Ilcev S.D.: Alternative Maritime Satellite Solutions for Enhanced GMDSS Network. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 16, No. 2, doi:10.12716/1001.16.02.09, pp. 267-272, 2022
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