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MOBILE

Areal Data supply for Mobile Network Planning

Demonstration of world-wide applicable methods to supply areal data for mobile network planning tools.

 
Project References
 Name MOBILE
 Title Areal Data supply for Mobile Network Planning
 Programme DUP (Data User Programme)
 Theme Land
 Cost €325k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (1998-2001)
 Sensors ERS-1/2 : SAR
Landsat 4/5 : TM
 
Project Description
 Objectives

Over the past 10 years, the mobile communication market has increased enormously. New networks are going to be planned and established. The planning of a network service requires among others a digital elevation model (DEM) and a digital land-use map ('clutter data') to be available world-wide.

However, accurate and updated spatial data is often not available. The main objective of the MOBILE project was the development of methods that can be applied world-wide in order to supply spatial data for mobile network planning.

This included:

  • the generation of an accurate land use classification using optical satellite data,
  • the generation of a digital surface model using spaceborne InSAR techniques,
  • the quality assessment of the generated input data with respect to the planning tools.

The mobile network planning software showed that signal predic-tions have a high correspondence to the measured signal strength using these data sets. As a result of this project, the network service provider Swisscom settled for this methodology to produce a new DEM and clutter data set for Switzerland.

 
 Results
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor EBP : Ernst Basler + Partner Ltd.
 Subcontractors UNIZH - RSL : University of Zurich - Department of Geography - Remote Sensing Laboratories
 
User Partnership
 Users ERICSSON : Ericsson Switzerland
SWISSCOM : Swisscom Switzerland
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Ivo Leiss,
Head of Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing
Ernst Basler + Partner Ltd.
Zollikerstrasse 65
CH - 8702 Zollikon
Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)1-395.11.11
Fax: +41 (0)1-395.12.34
Email: ivo.leiss@ebp.ch
 Technical Officer Contact the DUP Programme Manager:
Dr Olivier Arino
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei C.P.94
I-00044 Frascati (RM)
ITALY
Tel: +39 06-941.80564
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: olivier.arino@esa.int
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