Satellite location analysis

The purpose of the work was to establish the location history of a number of satellites.  A number of the satellites had claimed to have been in position to bring ITU filings into use on particular dates.  An application was developed to download two-line element sets from SpaceTrack which provides “space situational awareness services and information with U.S.[…]

Assessing the public value of satellite communications

Plum, Aegis and Britten Consulting advised the European Space Agency on the application of the public value framework to assess the value of satellite spectrum use. This involved consideration of a number of case studies on different classes of satellite services across various frequency bands, including fixed satellite services (FSS), mobile satellite services (MSS) and[…]

Principles for implementing opportunity cost pricing for spectrum

This project, for the ACMA, provided advice on administrative pricing for spectrum based on opportunity cost. Specifically, Plum advised on the appropriate level of opportunity cost pricing in the 400 MHz band across geographic areas with varying degrees of congestion, and on approaches to implementing spectrum pricing. The 400 MHz band (380-430MHz and 450-520 MHz)[…]

A spectrum inventory for the UK

This study attempts to identify frequency bands in which there might be an opportunity to change the current use to a higher value alternative use, in order to increase economic welfare over the next 10-15 years. The scope for making such changes could be limited by legal impediments or interference considerations and could involve moving[…]

Assisted living technologies for older and disabled people

Plum led a nine-month study to develop 20-year scenarios of the way in which assisted living technologies might be used to allow older and disabled people to richer and longer independent lives in their own homes.  As well as technology drivers, the scenarios took account to institutional factors, likely economic and demographic changes, and the[…]