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Space Science Research Group
The Space Science Research Groups aim is development of our Research and Postgraduate Studies in Space Science for: Satellite Communications; Navigation and Surveillance (CNS); Satellite Fixed and Mobile Communications; Space Science and Engineering; Satellite Earth and Weather Observation; Satellite GIS; Satellite Materials and Electronics; Satellite Asset Tracking and Fleet Management (SATFM); Satellite SCADA or M2M; Satellite Digital Video Broadcasting-Return Channel via Satellite (DVB-RCS); Satellite E-solutions; Stratospheric Communication Platforms (SCP); ICT and Data Processing; Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Logistics; RFID; Surface and Space Alternative Energy; other Radio and Space Technologies and Techniques for Modern Transport Systems; and additional future developments.
What makes our approach unique? It is our focus on research enhancement, skills development and specialization including realization of practical projects employing modern techniques, technology transfer and innovations, rather than providing research without practical solutions or asking other countries for help. Our explicit intention is to produce skilled professionals at first, for the South African (RSA) Space Program of SANSA and later to provide intensive research, solutions, designs and projects of Satellite CNS Space and Ground Segments in collaboration with our domestic and foreign partners.
The main purpose of our Research Enhancement pillar is also to provide, propose and realize many projects for the South African government and improve practitioner capacity. All research and innovations come with the fact that the various offerings in the Projects Enhancement pillar are driven by professional practitioners for practitioners.
Of course, we are going to realize partnerships with domestic and foreign universities and companies to help the augmentation of our research, projects, postgraduate studies and theoretical and practical perspectives. In addition, our last mile of success will be the establishment of the first South African Research Space Centre at DUT, which has to provide design of RSA Satellite CNS and ICT System of multipurpose Space and Ground Segments.