The 33rd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems
Conference (ICSSC), the world’s most influential technical conference on
satellite systems, will be held on the Gold Coast of Australia from September 7 to 10, 2015. Complete conference information is here.
The Conference theme is “High Throughput Satellites, Other
Performance Advances and Applications – Keeping Satellites Essential in a
Broadband World” and has been chosen to emphasize that even though
fibre networks tend to dominate discussion of broadband
telecommunications, ours is a wireless world, and satellites remain the
only platform to offer communications anywhere, anytime.
The applications of satellites are broad, and range from the
provision of broadband services such as entertainment, health, and
education to remote areas; to users on the move in areas without
infrastructure; national defense and security; remote sensing of lands
and oceans; and importantly, transport safety.
Underpinning these uses are technology platforms that must evolve to
meet increasingly complex applications – platforms that offer broadband
data transfer, lower latency, and on-the-move mobility in rough terrain.
This has required the development of new network architectures, but
also new antennas, terminals and modems, and satellites that are more
cost effective and adaptable for multiple uses.
This conference will explore these challenges, propose and discuss
solutions, and provide a forum for the exploration of the economic,
marketing, technical, and regulatory issues affecting these new and
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the
world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace
profession. The 2015 ICSSC conference is co-hosted by Australian based
EM Solutions and the AIAA Japan Forum on Satellite Communications.
The Gold Coast, centered around the business center of Southport and
the tourist mecca of Surfers Paradise, is one of the fastest growing
regions in Australia. The Gold Coast is located in the booming South
East Queensland region, on the east coast of Australia. Its enviable
natural environment – beaches, waterways and hinterland – allows its
citizens to enjoy a work-life balance in a different way to almost every
other city in the world.
Home to 530,000 people, 28 per cent of whom were born overseas, the
area is one of the most multicultural regions in Australia. The region
started from a platform of tourism and construction and has grown to be
backed by an innovation culture, built from a dynamic combination of
start-ups, co-working spaces, and research and education institutions,
including three universities. Directly accessible from the Coolangatta
Airport or Queensland’s capital city Brisbane Airport one hour’s drive
away, the Gold Coast is a perfect location to celebrate the continuing
success of the satellite industry and discuss the future diversity of
opportunities offered by satellite communications.