Commerce in Space: Infrastructures, Technologies, and Applications: Infrastructures, Technologies, and Applications

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Olla, Phillip
IGI Global, Jul 31, 2007 - Business & Economics - 402 pages
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Over the next decade, significant technological advancements and policy implementations are planned to each of the five space infrastructures, (telecommunication, positioning and navigation, broadcasting, earth observation, and tourism) creating new opportunities for information technology.

Commerce in Space: Infrastructures, Technologies and Applications compiles an authoritative body of research on the expanding role of earth observation satellite initiatives and their application to such capabilities as mobile broadband, Internet, and mobile communication connectivity. A must-have reference work for any library, this book provides a comprehensive review of how space technology can influence the future of information technology architecture across multiple domains such as health, education, logistics, business decision making, and communication.

 

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Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgment
Space Technology for Managing Resources
Space Technologies for the Research of Effective Water Management A Case Study
Using Space Technology for Natural Resource Managemen
Using Space Technology for Disaster Monitoring Mitigation and Damage Assessment
CospasSarsat Satellite System for Search and Rescue
Constructing the European Space Policy Past Present and Future
Application of Satellite Earth Observation for Improving the Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Extraterrestrial Space Regimes and Macroprojects A Review of Socioeconomic and Political Issues
Commercialisation of Space Technology for Tomorrows Space Missions
Challenges in Knowledge Management Maintaining Capabilities Through Innovative Space Missions
Space and Society
Towards an Ethical Approach to Commercial Space Activities
Commerce in Space Aspects of Space Tourism

Satellite Internet and Navigational Technologies
Global Navigation and Satellite Systems and Services
The Satellite Internet The Convergence of Communication and Data Networks
The Era of Nanosatellites Pehuensat Development Status
Digital Bridges Extending ICT to Rural Communities Using Space Technologies
Space Policy and Economics
Space Elevator Generating Interest in the Future of Space Access
Commerce in Space Infrastructures Technologies and Applications
Compilation of References
About the Contributors
Index
Copyright

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Phillip Olla is the endowed Phillips Chair of Management and Professor of MIS at the school of business at Madonna University in Michigan (USA), and he is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Brunel University (London, UK). His research interests include knowledge management, mobile telecommunication, and health informatics. In addition to University level teaching, Dr. Phillip Olla is also a Chartered Engineer and has over 10 years experience as an independent Consultant and has worked in the telecommunications, space, financial and healthcare sectors. He was contracted to perform a variety of roles including Chief Technical Architect, Program Manager, and Director. Dr. Olla is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Information Technology Research and the Software/Book Review Editor for the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, and is also a member of the Editorial Advisory & Review Board for the Journal of Knowledge Management Practice.Dr. Phillip Olla has a PhD in mobile telecommunications from Brunel University (UK), he is an accredited Press member of the British Association of Journalism, Chartered IT Professional with the British Computing Society and a member of the IEEE society. [Editor]

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