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Employing the long-recorded flight data to save lives and monitor cargo
Within the Aerospace industry, whether commercial, private, or public sectors, there are numerous ways to take advantage of the capabilities of highly affordable L-band satellite coverage. Given assets outfitted with sensors and other means of collecting data, GSE’s solutions can allow for the transmission of that data, as well as other communications and tracking information, to remote hubs for asset control and management.
Commercial and private flight data recorders store information related to given parameters that are checked at regular intervals. This information aides investigations about accidents and is regularly among the main sources of information related to contributing factors in a given incident. Information recorded by these devices would be perfect packets of data to be sent via satellite to a central control hub at regular intervals, allowing asset managers to monitor the aircraft if typical warning signs present themselves. While it is common for planes to have redundant communications technology via satellite, augmenting the traditional system to send this kind of data to a ground resource and potentially to a dashboard in the cockpit may eventually prevent accidents or potentially reduce the risk of failure to detect these problems.
In combination with GSatTrack, setting up geofences to monitor the location, flight paths, and other location-based controls is possible from any laptop. Asset managers have the ability to monitor the location of each of their assets, set alerts to notify them if/when those assets enter or leave a given geographic zone or zones set up by the manager. This can be critically important for keeping track of potentially dangerous flight plans, and can also serve as a support system in loss prevention for cargo transport. Continuing an example from a GSE blog post (https://www.gsat.us/community/case-study/gsattrack-provides-security-int...), there is still a pressing need for cargo theft prevention within air transport, just as there is with maritime and ground transport. Cargo planes traveling into and out of at-risk areas can be outfitted with equipment that will report on the status of its cargo, and notify asset managers of any unexpected changes (in weight, for example) that might indicate compromised or otherwise manipulated cargo loads.
L-band satellite transmission capabilities vary across different industries and sectors within those industries, but are most commonly geared toward solutions involving geo-tracking or sensory reporting at regular intervals. Because L-band technology operates at the lower end of the frequency spectrum, these smaller data packets travel more efficiently, allowing for real-time transmission and globally-supported satellite coverage.
Satellite technology is among the few equipment and facilities categories that gets constant attention, and the reasons for that are manifold. Primarily, it is quite normal for satellite technologies to have strong ROI, often because they can automate systems and processes that otherwise require extensive man hours and maintenance of existing equipment currently employed to perform the task. These cost savings add up quickly, and can easily justify the budget decision in a matter of a few short years.
Internet Of Things Creates Actionable Data
Perhaps impossible to ignore is everyone’s increasing obsession with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and how they can apply to one’s commercial sector, even in the most fringe of capacities. While it is certain that a large amount of the advancements in technology can have measurable and significant effects on efficiency, accountability, and reliability, it is also eventually going to be the case that a number of these “must-have innovations” will become decorative bells and whistles that fail to contribute sufficient return on investment. Making smart decisions about how to invest in these new technologies is critically important, especially in a sector like Agriculture, where margins are debilitatingly thin already.
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GSE’s team of engineers and solution architects are perfectly prepared to assist in the creation of a technology set that actually meets your individual needs by amalgamating only the tools that help you achieve the goals you have for improvement of processes and output. While GSE has the ability to work with all of the available bells and whistles mentioned above, we know that less is almost always more when it comes to AgTech, and we know how to get from your desired outcome to a lean solution set specifically designed to achieve that goal. GSE engineers also emphasize ease of use, integration with existing equipment and technology whenever possible, and streamlined, replicable implementations, with support.
Making smart decisions about which of these technologies is best for your operation can be extraordinarily difficult, especially because of the influx of availability, and the pressure to make allotments only for those enhancements that will have strong ROI. As a technology partner, GSE will work directly with you to outline the opportunities available to achieve your goals, and we always emphasize the use of existing equipment wherever possible, as the majority of our solutions integrate with technology that has been on the market for quite some time.