The Technology Working Group’s evaluation and promotions remit has five principal facets.
- For ground segment the remit includes software-defined networks, modems (Network Function Virtualzation, etc); antennas (ESAs, optical beam forming, etc); Size, Weight and Power (SWaP); interference issues (RFI); the diminshing dichotomy of data centres/teleports; Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)
- The space segment remit includes the development, deployment, evolution and growth of xHTS in all orbits; the interface of multi-orbits (GSO/NGSO); smallsats/cubesats in satcoms, IoT, and Earth Observation (EO); software-defined satellites; interference issues (RFI); Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)
- In relation to satellite applications & satellite use cases its remit covers integration of satellite (NTN) & terrestrial broadband/5G/“Network of Networks”
- Under the umbrella of sustainability, coverage includes the technological aspects of the sustainability of orbital space, and the impact/use of sustainable orbital space on and for Earth sustainability, particuarly with reference to climate change
- The training/education remit concerns the promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) for advancing and investing in the satellite industry’s technology skills base of the future