As natural disasters have become more common and intense lately, infrastructure is being damaged and new solutions are required. It is important to use existing communication tools in place. Satellite technology has many useful uses for minimizing the impact felt from these devastating events.
In order to establish communication with different regions in the same geography in the event of a disaster, uninterrupted communication to the Internet via satellite antennas, data transfer through satellite technologies, which are the common areas of use of all communication tools, can be provided from anywhere and uninterrupted technology transfer.
A continuous and uninterrupted access to the broadband internet system can be provided from anywhere in the world with satellite antennas. Satellite antennas are not just a means of watching TV.
In many parts of the world, for example in New York, people may prefer satellite internet. In 2010, there were 450 thousand satellite internet preferences in this city alone. Or, dish antennas are used to access the internet in places where cable and fiber still cannot go. Cable and fiber connection is not required to access the internet network accessed by dish antennas. Satellite internet can be preferred as an alternative to cable and fiber for individual use.
Satellite internet technology has the power to receive and send important data by simply providing energy without any hindrance when a disaster occurs.
Satellites sit securely above the earth’s atmosphere and provide communication to address wide geographical locations, there will be no obstacle in front of them to interrupt communication.
When broadband internet is reached, it will be possible to communicate information with each other in data centers, which are the common meeting place of all networks.
Instead of damaging the underground cables in an earthquake, tsunami, flood or hurricane and waiting for their repair process, emergency satellite systems will provide communication immediately.
Broadband satellite internet systems are VSAT applications. With the right planning and application, many lives and property can be saved in an emergency by communicating.
In particular, VSAT satellite systems, which are easily installed and commissioned in the event of an earthquake, will immediately transmit the status of the region or, if there is a fire, the images or the degree of coldness to the relevant people.
VSAT KA-KU band satellite internet systems allow teams to establish emergency communications even when terrestrial forms of communication are down. In addition, they are very suitable technologies for continuous communication in mining, farm or sea areas where there is only electricity and no infrastructure in the normal period.
The satellite communication system consists of two main elements, the ground station and the satellites in space. The communication between them is provided by the so-called satellite dish antennas.
The biggest advantage of satellite communication systems is that they provide simultaneous communication to many users within the global coverage area in locations where there is no terrestrial infrastructure, and they become almost the only communication source in natural disasters.
All of this demonstrates that satellite technology is a vital component of disaster relief efforts today and in the future.
Various organizations have been formed for the commissioning of this important system in the event of a disaster. Manpower and knowledgeable manpower are needed not only for the existence of the system, but also for its activation in the event of a disaster.
The address and contact information of the people who are given pre-disaster training are collected in one center or even in several centers, and this information is also available for use by international aid organizations.
In our region, TUYAD carries out these training activities and has directed previously trained VSAT installers to the region in the last earthquake. Now, by training more experts, many people who will put the systems into operation in a disaster that may occur all over Turkey have already started to be registered in the system.
NASA launched the Earth Science Disasters Program in 2006 to use its key space-based assets to save lives and property in times of crisis. They analyzed the information from his satellites.
As you can see, it is possible to monitor and study a wide variety of disasters via satellites. Governments and private companies around the world are using technology to provide targeted, efficient assistance to disaster areas. As the consequences of climate change increase, satellites, along with data-collecting analytics software, will become more effective at predicting natural events and subsequent relief efforts.
TUYAD has been a trusted name in the satellite industry for 23 years. Our non-profit organization is an association where very important brands of our country come together and organizations that have a voice in various countries of the world are members.
During a disaster, of course, experts are needed to work on the rescue of the wrecked. Health teams and fire extinguishers are also needed. Security forces are also needed. Satellite technology experts have also been included in these needs. And we will continue to support our existence in this field voluntarily.
CHAIRMAN OF TUYAD