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SATELLITE-BASED VOICE CONNECTIVITY OVER IP FOR THE NEXT GENERATION EMERGENCY CALL (NG ECALL) (ARTES 4.0 4S SPL 3A.154 / 4S.012)

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-11191
Open Date: 06/07/2022 17:13 CEST
Closing Date: 19/10/2022 13:00 CEST

Objective: The objective of the activity is to design and develop a system concept for the Next Generation Emergency Call (NG eCall) service over satellite for emergency applications. A software testbed will be designed and developed to assess and evaluate the performance of the system concept. Targeted Improvements: Enabling the NG eCall service over satellite for emergency applications, including in particular voice and remote control communications over IP (not existing today). Description: Today the Next Generation of emergency call (NG eCall) is relying on terrestrial networks for its communications. However, the terrestrial network coverage still presents gaps where the service is not available ; in order to offer a complete NG eCall service, as well as a backup service there is great interest in deploying a service over the satellite. In this activity, a system concept will be developed for NG eCall services over satellite. The concept will address in particular the main novel aspects of the standards, i.e. enabling voice and remote control communications over IP networks. The concept will be implemented in a Software testbed emulating emergency data transmitted from the car, and carried over the satellite channel and its impairments (e.g. Doppler, atmospheric fading, multipath, etc.).Tests will be carried out to evaluate the system performance over a set of scenarios based on currently existing systems, as well as future systems where the advantages of using a dedicated satellite design will be evaluated as well.

Directorate: Directorate Telecom Integrated Applica
Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Adriana Lucas
Initiating Service: TIA-TI
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0534-04A - 4S-Other Act. Prod&T
Tender Type: Open Competition
Open To Tenderers From: AT+BE+CA+CH+CZ+DE+DK+GR+ES+FI+FR+GB+HU+IE+IT+LU+NL+NO+PL+PT+RO
Technology Keywords: 1-A-II-Hardware Technologies for Payload Data Processing / 1-A-III-Software Technologies for Payload Data Processing / 6-A-III-Networking Techniques / 6-A-V-Telecom Security Techniques and Technologies / 12-B-II-Communication Network Technologies and Protocols
Products Keywords: 2-L-5-a-SW for RF Comm. design, analysis, simulation, etc. / 4-B-3-a-Telemetry and Telecommand equipment, Tracking, Ranging and Doppler measurement equipment, CODECS,...

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