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Evaluation of Alternative Telecommunication Technologies for the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Area

dc.contributor.authorAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
dc.contributor.authorSouth African Academy of Engineering (SAAE)
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-17T08:19:35Z
dc.date.available2021-08-17T08:19:35Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2021). Evaluation of Alternative Telecommunication Technologies for the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Area. [Online] Available at: DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2021/0073en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11911/199
dc.descriptionCite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2021). Evaluation of Alternative Telecommunication Technologies for the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Area. [Online] Available at: DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2021/0073
dc.description.abstractThe National Research Foundation (NRF) requested the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), on behalf of South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), to undertake an independent and objective evaluation of potential alternative telecommunication technologies for the areas of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas (KCAAA). The study encompasses regulatory, public sphere, and technical dimensions to explore options for maintaining the functionality of the telescope while, at the same time, delivering appropriate connectivity solutions for local communities.
dc.description.abstractThe objectives of this study are as follows:
dc.description.abstract1) Assess the technologies currently being, or planning to be, deployed through existing alternative communications programs managed by SARAO, including whether these technologies are comparable with market available technologies that could feasibly be deployed in the KCAAA; and
dc.description.abstract2) Assessment of current and future telecommunication technologies that may act as suitable replacement and/or improvement (functional and feasible) for existing detrimental technologies, utilised in the KCAAA.
dc.description.abstractThis report provides a critical background into the relationship between the SKA and local communities as it relates to ICTs in the area. Based on this understanding, potential technology solutions are proposed to ensure residents of the KCAAA are still afforded valuable access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) within the parameters of affordability, desirability and feasibility.
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Research Foundation (NRF)en_ZA
dc.format.extent220 pages
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)en_ZA
dc.subjectInformation and communication technologiesen_ZA
dc.subjectTelecommunicationen_ZA
dc.subjectSquare Kilometre Arrayen_ZA
dc.subjectRadio astronomyen_ZA
dc.subjectKarooen_ZA
dc.subjectSustainable Development Goals (SDGs)en_ZA
dc.subjectSDG 8en_ZA
dc.subjectSDG 9en_ZA
dc.subjectSDG 11en_ZA
dc.titleEvaluation of Alternative Telecommunication Technologies for the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areaen_ZA
dc.typeConsensus Study Reporten_ZA
assaf.author.orcidPetruccione, Francesco [0000-0002-8604-0913]en_ZA
assaf.author.orcidGastrow, Michael [0000-0002-0134-541X]en_ZA
assaf.author.orcidHadzic, Senka [0000-0003-4531-791X]en_ZA
assaf.author.orcidKies, Carl [0]en_ZA
assaf.author.orcidLimpitlaw, Justine [0000-0002-9915-424X]en_ZA
assaf.author.orcidPaul, Babu Sena [0000-0002-3717-9177]en_ZA
assaf.author.orcidWolhuter, Riaan [0000-0001-8226-2589]en_ZA
assaf.peer-review.statusPeer-Revieweden_ZA


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