19th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference and Exhibit

Venue: Centre de Congrès Pierre

Location: Baudis, Toulouse, France

Event Date/Time: Apr 17, 2001 End Date/Time: Apr 20, 2001
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Satellite systems are recognized as a key component for the introduction of wideband multimedia services for the end users: TV broadcasting is evolving with the introduction of interactive services, Internet by satellite is developing fast.

The theme of the Conference "Satellite Communications for the New Millennium" will give special emphasis to new services and applications as well as covering the satellite systems topics with which the conference is traditionally associated. Focus will be on Internet and broadband communications, digital broadcasting, personal communications, navigation and positioning services.

In addition to research and development initiatives pushing wireless technology towards new frontiers, essential issues that have to be addressed for further expansion of satellite systems in the New Millennium include innovative and tailor-made service offers, economic issues around low equipment fees and tariffs, international cooperation, regulatory issues and access to frequencies. Seamless integration and operations, inter-networking with terrestrial infrastructures, open system standardisation, are also keys to success.

The Conference will provide a forum to rewiew and demonstrate advances in communication techniques, ground and on-board technology, spacecraft and launch vehicles, systems architecture, applications and services in the field of multimedia satellite communications for fixed, broadcast, mobile, personal applications. This forum is open to satellite systems developers, spacecraft and launch vehicles specialists, component and equipment designers, communications techniques experts and investigators, researchers and university lecturers, agencies representatives, network planners, satellite operators, telecom service providers, etc.

The 19th ICSSC conference will be held in Toulouse (France), from 17 to 20 April, 2001. It is organized by CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales), ESA (European Space Agency), AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), SUPAERO (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace) in cooperation with the major European industrialists.

A large exhibition hall located in the conference venue will host exhibits from a variety of space and telecommunications related industries and organizations.

A one-day colloquium as well as technical visits to industrial facilities are planned in conjunction with the conference.


General Chair

Prof. Michel Bousquet
SUPAERO, BP 4032, 31055 Toulouse, Cedex 4, France
Tel: +33 5 62 17 80 86 - michel.bousquet@supaero.fr

Regional Deputy General Chairs

Claudio Mastracci, (Europe)
European Space Agency (ESA) - cmastrac@hq.esa.fr

Jack Rigley, (Canada)
Communications Research Centre (CRC) - jack.rigley@crc.ca

Takashi Iida, (Japan, Asia)
Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) - iida@crl.go.jp

Kul Bhasin, (USA)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), kbhasin@lerc.nasa.gov

Technical Program Co-Chairmen

Hubert Diez
CNES, 31401 Toulouse Cedex 4, France
Tel: +33 5 61 27 33 83 - hubert.diez@cnes.fr

José Maria Casas
ESA/ESTEC - Noordwijk (The Netherlands)
Tel : +31 71 565 3537 - jmcasas@estec.esa.nl

AIAA Communications Systems Technical Committee Chair

Chandra Kudsia
COM DEV Ltd., (Canada) - chandra.kudsia@comdev.ca

Organizing Committee

Christine Correcher
CNES, 18, avenue E. Belin - 31401 Toulouse Cedex 4, France
Tel: +33 5 61 28 23 88 - christine.correcher@cnes.fr


Howard O’Brien Jr.
AIAA Exhibit Sales - Phone: 800/739-4424 or +1 703/264-7535
(Outside the U.S.) Fax: +1 703/264-7551 - howardo@aiaa.org


Additional Information

Working language The working language of the Conference is English which will be used for all printed materials, presentations and discussions. Registration The preliminary program, including a registration form, information on social events as well as on hotel accommodation will be published a few months before the event. Up-to-date information on the conference will also be available at the following Internet address: http://www.cnes.fr/AIAA Conference venue The 19th ICSSC conference will be held in Toulouse (France) at the Centre des Congrès P. Baudis http://www.centre-congres-toulouse.fr Toulouse, the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region, is situated on the Garonne river, in a plain midway between the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean. Toulouse is at the heart of an historically rich but relatively little known region, with many castles and walled villages bearing traces of the life of the times, mingling religion and and renaissance values. The region wonderful scenery and gastronomic treats rival some of France’s best-known areas. Space and aeronautical activities have found a particularly fruitful ground for development in Toulouse. Further information on Toulouse and its region is available at the following Internet address: http://www.mairie-toulouse.fr