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Terms of Reference for Working Group on Satellite Communications and Navigation (SCN)


This group covers radio and transmission aspects related to Fixed, Mobile and Global Navigation Satellite Systems operating in any bands allocated to FSS, MSS or RDSS.

In particular:

  • to produce and maintain harmonised standards for satellite earth stations; 
  • to produce and maintain technical specifications for satellite radio interfaces; 
  • to encourage spectral efficiency on satellite links and harmonisation of satellite radio interfaces;
  • to produce specifications that promote integration and inter-working between satellite and terrestrial networks.

It produces architecture and service requirements, interfaces (user, control and management planes), transport and network protocols, service enablers.

It encourages the development of network, transport and service layers compatible with various fixed and mobile satellite access networks.

Note : This group corresponds to the merging of former BSM and MSS working groups.