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Austin Comerton Manager, Business Development [email protected] 1 877 588 4288 x 4332. National Conference on Emergency Communications Systems Dec 12 th – 13 th 2005. MSAT-2. MSAT-1. 106.5°W. 101°W. Launched April 1996. Launched April 1995. Satellite Orbits. BIG LEO. MEO.

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Austin Comerton

Manager, Business Development

[email protected]

1 877 588 4288 x 4332

National Conference on Emergency Communications Systems

Dec 12th – 13th 2005

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MSAT-2

MSAT-1

106.5°W

101°W

Launched April 1996

Launched April 1995

geo leo
GEO & LEO

Satellites in LEO are just 200 - 500 miles above the earth.

Because they orbit so close to Earth, they must travel very fast so gravity won't pull them back into the atmosphere. Satellites in LEO speed along at 17,000 miles per hour . They can circle Earth in about 90 minutes.

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Federal, State or Local

= Existing Customers

= No Customers

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Mississippi Terrestrial Coverage

This coverage map is a computer-generated composite of RF coverage. Actual coverage and service availability may vary depending upon the customer equipment, terrain, in-building conditions, seasonal changes, weather and other factors.

natural disasters recur
Natural disasters recur..

Fire

Tornados

Ice Storms

High Winds

Hurricanes

Earthquakes

Flash Flooding

fcc view
FCC View
  • FCC Chairman Touts Benefits of Satellite Phones in Disaster ZonesBy MISSY FREDERICKSpace News Staff Writer
  • WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) told lawmakers Sept. 22 that satellite technology has a key role to play in disaster relief efforts due to the vulnerability of terrestrial communications infrastructure.
  • “If we learned anything from Hurricane Katrina, it is that we cannot rely solely on terrestrial communications,” Kevin Martin told members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. “When radio towers are knocked down, satellite communications are, in some instances, the most effective means of communicating.”
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Mississippi MSV Satellite Coverage

= Coverage Area

= Non Coverage Area

what are the options
What are the options?

Utilize older VHF radios

( Presumes availability of equipment )

Get a “COW” in place

(Takes time and restricted to installed frequencies)

Bring in a command vehicle

(Takes time and restricted to installed frequencies)

Switch over to back up communications

(Best option but assumes back up communications strategy)

what are the back up options
What are the back up options?

RADIO

Dependant on terrestrial infrastructure

CELLULAR

Dependant on terrestrial infrastructure

SATELLITE

No terrestrial infrastructure

mema comments
MEMA Comments

Robert R. Latham Jr, Executive Director

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

Testimony Before the House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, December 7,2005

The entire communication infrastructure of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast was destroyed and systems in many other parts of our state were rendered inoperable while systems that were operational were overloaded. 

While we have invested millions of dollars in communication inoperability, the issue after Katrina was operability.  The primary means of communication for MEMA and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks is satellite, the only communication system that was operational during the days after landfall.

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Satellite Two-Way Radio
  • Push-to-Talk Voice Service
    • User initiated talk groups, in real time
    • Up to 10,000 users in a channel
  • Key Features and Benefits
    • Point-to-Multi-Point Communication
    • Point-to-Point Communication
    • Interoperability between groups and customers
    • Scanning ( Channel Monitoring ) capability
    • Nation Wide Coverage
    • Priority Interrupt
    • Private Mode
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MSV Satellite Two-Way Radio

MSV Operations Center

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Call Processing

Signal Channel

Verification

Validation

Establish Channel

Transfer to Communications Channel

Communications Channel

Digital

L-Band

msat frequency bands
MSAT Frequency Bands

1.5 GHz

Forward&Return

13 GHz

1.6 GHz

10 GHz

RF HUB

propagation issues
Propagation Issues

Terrain & Vegetation

Shadowing

13 GHz

1.5 GHz

10 GHz

1.6 GHz

Rain attenuation

(Uplink Power Control)

RF HUB

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Channel Configuration

TG3

TG2

Ch1

15 Channels per Mobile Radio

emergency management model
Emergency Management Model

FEMA

MDWFG

MSDOH

Interoperability can be provided by configuring Talk Groups to communicate with other public safety organizations

Red Cross

MDOT

MEMA

NationalGuard

mutual aid talk group
Mutual Aid Talk Group

FEMA

MDWFG

MSDOH

Allocation of one Talk Group as a Mutual Aid TG enables any MSV Two Way Radio user to be added by the TG Sponsor

TN

NC

Red Cross

FL

MDOT

KY

Mutual Aid Channel

DHS

MEMA

NationalGuard

MS

gps tracking service
GPS Tracking Service
  • Push-to-Talk GPS – Position is transmitted when user PTTs
  • On Demand Polling – A dispatcher can “Poll” a radio at any time.

The MSAT-G2 radio will transmit GPS location to the MSV hub, where it will be available to customers via the internet on a subscription basis.

interoperability
Interoperability

Communications is about the successful and efficient transmission of secure and relevant information/data to required parties when needed.

INTEROPERABILITY

is about enabling such communications

crossbanding as a solution
Crossbanding as a solution
  • Allows existing equipment to function
  • Legacy equipment will continue for many years
  • Enables speedy deployment
  • Allows functional groups retain operational independence
  • Enables interoperation between radio, cell and satellite
  • Satellite enables connectivity from anywhere back to HQ
msat g2
MSAT G2

9.8”

Built in 16 Channel GPS Receiver

6.8”

2.9”

1.4”

6.5”

3.9”

5.6”

1.1”

Available Q1 2006

telephone service
Telephone Service
  • Real-time, full-duplex voice communication
  • Direct dialing for all calls, including international
  • Fixed and Mobile Voice
  • Call Management Features
    • Call Waiting
    • Call Forward
    • Call Barring
    • Conference Calling
  • Voice mail
next generation network
Next Generation Network
  • Terrestrial L-Band Network in metropolitan areas
  • Cellular Wireless Network if required
  • Digital Satellite L-Band Network for Ubiquitous Digital Coverage of NA
  • Dispatch / Broadcast value-added services

Terrestrial L-Band Network

Cellular Network

Digital L-Band Satellite / Dispatch Overlay

Dense Urban

Urban / Suburban

Rural

Maritime

msv s hybrid vision for the future
MSV’s Hybrid Vision for the Future
  • To create an integrated, hybrid wireless system that enables:
    • Truly ubiquitous communications services
    • Through devices that are virtually indistinguishable from other wireless devices
    • Using terrestrial and satellite communications infrastructures

MSV is in the process of implementing this

vision

satellite as redundant platform
Satellite as Redundant Platform
  • If terrestrial infrastructure is not available or in the case of an emergency:
    • Satellite capacity can be dynamically allocated to a specific area
    • Satellite system can be preempted for government use by Public Safety Operator – Priority Access
  • Communication still ensured throughout North America

Central Points of Access/Control

Emergency – Towers are Down

public safety security benefits
Public Safety & Security Benefits
  • An integrated hybrid wireless L-Band network
  • Device transparency, form factor and cost
  • Service rates comparable to traditional terrestrial services
  • Seamless North American coverage
  • True network interoperability
  • Priority service capabilities
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Austin Comerton

Manager, Business Development

[email protected]

1 877 588 4288 x 4332

National Conference on Emergency Communications Systems

Dec 12th – 13th 2005

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