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Workshop on earth stations on mobile platforms (ESOMPs)

The purpose of the workshop, which will take place during the October 2013 meeting of WP 4A, is to present a general overview of ESOMPs and the currently available technology. Examples of new ESOMP equipment capable of operating in the 20/30 GHz band as well as mature in-motion stabilized platforms currently providing service in the 12/14 GHz band will be on display.

In addition to the examples of ESOMP hardware, the workshop will discuss the technical and operational capabilities associated with ESOMP operation in FSS networks. Topics such as antenna pointing and network management and control will be addressed. Discussion of how ESOMP equipment is tested and to what standards will also be covered.