The general objective of the activity is to identify and demonstrate promising services in case wearables can communicate directly with communications satellites.
In more detail the objectives are to:
Identify services using wearable satcom that could be enabled through the advancement of various technologies, within the next 5 years, while taking into account the market, regulatory, economic, commercial and socially related aspects of such services.
Demonstrate several short-term Proof-of-Concepts (PoC’s) that shall stimulate the discussions around wearable satcom and – more in general - shall trigger a notion that satcom could be economically an option for the wearable market.
Draw up a roadmap for further developments and measures to be taken.
For clarity: Typical transportable, portable, and satcom-on-the-move solutions are not within the scope of this activity.
The first challenge is to find wearable technology use cases and scenarios, where…
…terrestrial (IoT) communication infrastructure is not available or sufficient
… satellite connectivity offers added value
… typical constraints of such satellite connectivity (like SWAP of communication module, message size and rate) match the requirements of the use-cases
Second challenge is to find suitable wearable technologies and satellite-connectivity solutions as PoC´s. These need to be implemented and demonstrated with little effort and within the duration of the project.
The activity shall stimulate the discussions around wearable satcom and – more in general - shall trigger a notion that satcom could be economically an option for the wearable market.
This helps to provide current and future satellite IoT systems with new use-cases.
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The project execution is demonstrated in the figure below.
|PCR||Preliminary Concepts Review||Jan 2023|
|FCR||Final Concepts Review||Mar 2023|
|PDR1||PoC Design Review||April 2023|
|PDR2||PoC Demonstration Review||June 2023|
|FR||Final Review||Aug 2023|
|FP||Final Presentation at Space2Connect Conference||TBD|
Project has recently started in November 2022. We are in the first phase of the project (Task 1-3), the evaluation of use cases and system scenarios.
Currently, we are in the process of organizing initial workshops and are contacting interested satellite communication system operators and wearables manufacturers.