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Brief description and previous relevant experience

AnsuR Technologies AS (ART) is a private Norwegian SME, founded by experienced satellite communications people in 2005. AnsuR specializes in R&D for satellite network solutions, focusing in particular in geo-spatial image communications. AnsuR has a strong dissemination background and has organized e.g. the DVB-RCS symposium in Brazil in 2004/2005/2007/2008, the 1st DVB-RCS symposium at ESA/Estec in 2005 and the 1st Middle East DVB-RCS Symposium in Dubai in 2006.

AnsuR has also co-founded and chaired the ETSI BSM Work Group, and is presently chairing the TM-RCS work Group for the EBU in Geneva. AnsuR was a partner in the FP6 SPACE project TWISTER, initiating partner in FP6 WISECOM (considering satellite in emergency communications) and leading FP6 BRASIL SSA (supporting DVB-RCS and Rural Communications in the Latin Americas). Specifically relevant is also the involvement as a key partner with Inmarsat for BGAN multicast development, and the efforts for the EU in standardization of satellite equipment for emergencies.

AnsuR HQ is located in Oslo, Norway (IT Fornebu), but we also have an office in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia that will be involved. AnsuR serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the Satellite Network of Excellence (SatNEx). AnsuR comfortably operates both in the academic and the industry domains. The 2008 Innovation Award Winning ASIGN/PICTURES satellite image communications solution is a core technology element for development of GEO-PICTURES.

Main tasks in project

AnsuR is the initiator and Coordinator of the project. With technical project management responsibility, AnsuR will work specifically on the overall system architecture, user requirements and on the satellite and wireless communications aspects enabling high quality images, video and sensor data to be transferred efficiently to and form the field as well as the server for these data.

In addition to the research and design, AnsuR is a main technical implementer in the project and AnsuRĀ“s SME technology thus sits in the heart of the GEO-PICTURES system. AnsuR will also be involved in the tests with technical support and in the dissemination, standardization and project management. AnsuR further is a BGAN service provider via Thales UK, and will provide the mobile satellite communications services needed for the project directly. Fixed satellite services solutions, such as GSM over DVB-RCS, can also be provided via AnsuR and our partners (Telenor, AV SatCom, others).

 
 

GMES AND EARTH OBSERVATION COMBINED WITH POSITION BASED IMAGE AND SENSOR COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FOR UNIVERSAL RESCUE, EMERGENCY AND SURVEILLANCE. FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CONTACT THE PROJECT SECRETARIAT AT ANSUR TECHNOLOGIES.