Design of Multiband Maritime Network for Ships and its Applications

  • Yun, Chang-Ho (Department of Ocean Engineering Research, Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI)) ;
  • Cho, A-Ra (Department of Ocean Engineering Research, Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI)) ;
  • Kim, Seung-Geun (Maritime & Ocean Engineering Research Institute (MOERI), KORDI) ;
  • Park, Jong-Won (Department of Ocean Engineering Research, Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI)) ;
  • Lim, Yong-Kon (KORDI, Department of underwater acoustic communication engineering at University of Science and Technology (UST), Ocean Systems Engineering (OSE) at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST))
  • Published : 2009.09.30


Nowadays, maritime communication systems need high data rate, reliability, and consistency in order to equivalently provide navigating ships with diverse multimedia services as in terrestrial communication systems. For this purpose, we conceptualize and design the maritime network for ships equipped with a multiband communication system which cost-effectively supports multimedia services according to several radiofrequency bands, such as HF, VHF, and satellite frequencies. We also introduce two service scenarios targeted for the maritime network; ship multimedia service (SMS) and real-time maritime logistics location tracking (RML2T). In addition, we specify related works according to three lower network layers (i.e., physical, data-link, and network layers) upon designing the network.


Communication system;maritime;multiband;network;ships


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