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Opportunities and Challenges of Maritime VHF Data Exchange Systems
  • Nader Alagha,
  • Lars Løge
Nader Alagha

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Lars Løge
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Two subsequent World Radiocommunication Conferences, held in 2015 and 2019, have concluded the frequency allocation in VHF bands for the two-way maritime VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) via terrestrial and satellite radio frequency links respectively. The modernization and digital evolution of maritime communications was initiated in 1990’s by adopting Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) for ship to shore, ship to ship and shore to ship communications for a variety of applications, targeting safety at sea. The frequency allocation for VDES has been a significant step forward towards achieving the same goal by facilitating solutions for enhanced navigation, broadcasting essential information and many other emerging applications.
06 Dec 2022Submitted to International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking
07 Dec 2022Assigned to Editor
07 Dec 2022Submission Checks Completed
09 Dec 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
09 Dec 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
09 Dec 2022Editorial Decision: Accept