Title: Next generation maritime communication systems

Authors: Ilias Maglogiannis, Sthathes Hadjiefthymiades, Nikos Panagiotarakis, Patrick Hartigan

Addresses: Department of Information and Communication Systems, Engineering University of Aegean, Karlovasi, Greece. ' Department of Informatics, Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece. ' Horama Marketing and Engineering S.A., Belgian Liaison Office, Brussels, Belgium. ' Moher Technologies Ltd, Co Clare, Ireland

Abstract: In this paper, we discuss scenarios for the use of modern wireless telecommunication systems and related services in the maritime domain. The impressive development of the wireless telecommunications, along with areas like mobile/wireless computing, pervasive computing and context aware and location-based services has stimulated our interest in onboard application of such technologies to further facilitate crew communication and tasks to support different activities of the passengers on board. After presenting the relevant technical developments, we present our view of the maritime telecommunications infrastructure of the near future and we try to provide suggestions for achieving the vision of ubiquity and universality in maritime communication systems.

Keywords: maritime communications; mobile IP; ubiquity; satellite communications; perishability; security; 3G systems; wireless telecommunication; mobile communications; ship-to-shore communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2005.006582

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2005 Vol.3 No.3, pp.231 - 248

Available online: 22 Mar 2005 *

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