Satellite collection of ADS-B signals has been shown to be feasible, and offers a novel way of tracking the complete flight paths of aircraft over the oceans. Indeed, it’s likely that satellites offer the only feasible way to track aircraft from port to port.
As well as the location of aircraft, ADS-B signals contain data on temperature, wind, and humidity experienced by the aircraft, and a key focus of this project is to determine how useful all these data components are to key user-groups, and if there is a clear business case for satellite ADS-B.
During the project will be examined some key technical details, and commercial viability details; how often are ADS-B signals required in order to be useful to these industries? What format must the data streams from aircraft (and satellite) take to be input into existing software models which these organisations use? And of course, what price needs to be achieved in order to close the business case, and how do we add more value by fusing our ADS-B derived data with other satellite data sets?
Julia Roxy Julia Black Black Julia Julia Black Roxy Julia Roxy Black Roxy Roxy The services Alba Orbital are investigating are:
- Real-time weather modelling for route optimisation
- Carbon Emissions Monitoring Through ADS-B
- Emergency Rescue through SQUAWK code transmissions