River Publishers Series in Communications Series

Aerospace Technologies and Applications for Dual Use

A New World of Defense and Commercial in 21st Century Security

November 2008
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  • Publisher
    River Publishers
  • Published
    4th November 2008
  • ISBN 9788792329042
  • Language English
  • Pages 312 pp.
  • Size 6.125" x 9.25"

The events of past years have shown how the threat of both intentional and natural disasters could bring the civil and the military worlds closer in the conceivement and deployment of countermeasures as well as in the identification of effective strategies for enhancing the Planet safety and security. In this frame, the concept of dual use - the set of technologies and applications that can be exploited for both civil and military purposes - becomes a key topic. In addition, the aerospace industry is a strategic building block in the deployment of a network centric environment that aims at the global protection of the mankind. Aerospace is a natural environment for dual use: many of the related enabling technologies have first been developed for the military world and then applied to civil - including commercial - purposes.

On September 12-14, 2007 an International Symposium was held in Rome, joining the dual use approach with aerospace technology. The event called experts and operators from the military and civil community, belonging to industry, scientific, and governmental institutions. The common aim was an effective convergence between the available and perspected technologies for the civil and military worlds as well as the conceivement of applications that can take the maximum benefit from the dual approach, optimizing the available economic resources. The Symposium included invited-only contributions and an industrial panel. The main results of the Symposium, derived from key-note speeches, invited lectures, panel discussions, and conclusions, have created the starting material to develop this edited book. This book - the first on the topic - can be considered a milestone and a key-tool aimed at driving the industrial, scientific, and institutional efforts of the international community to guarantee a pleasant and safe future to the whole Planet.

Preface, Acknowledgements

PART 1 - Trends and Challenges in Aerospace Dual Use
1 - Introduction: a Strategic Vision on Dual Use
2 - The Security-related Perspective of the European Space Agency
3 - Complex Systems for Dual Applications at the Italian Space Agency
4 - Systems-of-Systems and Processes Key to Dual Use
5 - Strategy to Enhance the Technological Aerospace District (DTA) Impact in the Global Dual Scenario
6 - Technology Applications for Evolving Security Needs
7 - Dual Use in GMES: Analysis of Strategy and Developments
8 - Extending the Internet into Space.

PART 2 - Dual Use Technologies
9 - Assets and Technologies for Space-based Dual Use Systems
10 - Electro-Optic Sensors for Dual Use Space and Airborne Applications
11 - TETRA in Heterogeneous Networks
12 - Trends of Enabling Technologies for Sensors, Systems and System of Systems
13 - Optimisation of Flower Constellations for Dual Use
14 - Dual Use Technology and Applications: the GALILEO Case Study
15 - Italian Initiatives for Broadband Communications and Data Relay Satellite Systems
16 - Future Trends of an Integrated Aero-Space System for Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle Missions
17 - Electronic Defence Dual Use Technologies and Applications.

PART 3 - Dual Use Applications
18 - Remote Sensing for Civil and Security Applications
19 - Innovative Satellite Applications for Navigation and Earth Observation
20 - GALILEO: a System with a Dual Use Dimension
21 - Convergence of Navigation and Communication (NavCom) towards 4G
22 - Innovative Satellite Applications for Homeland Security
23 - Meteorology in the Dual Use Perspective
24 - Dual Use Applications of High Resolution Radar Imaging.

PART 4 - Industry Outlook on Dual Use
25 - A Contribution from Rheinmetall
26 - A Contribution from European Satellite Navigation Industries: an Overview of the Galileo Program
27 - Dual-Use Technologies & Applications for Space Systems
28 - Elsag-Datamat Outlook on Dual Use
29 - A Contribution from EADS Astrium
30 - Cell Broadband Technology: an Overview
31 - A Contribution from OSCAR
32 - A Contribution from Lockheed Martin

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Ramjee Prasad, PhD

Ramjee Prasad is with CTIF Global Capsule, Department of Business Development and Technology, also Aarhus University, Herning Denmark. Dr. Ramjee Prasad, Fellow IEEE, IET, IETE, and WWRF, is a professor of Future Technologies for Business Ecosystem Innovation (FT4BI) in the Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus University, Herning, Denmark. He has published more than 50 books, 1000 plus journal articles, and conference publications. He has more than 15 patents and has taught over 250 Master's students and 140 Ph.D. Graduates. Several of his students are today worldwide telecommunication leaders themselves.

Marina Ruggieri

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