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See detailClosed-Form Solution for Computationally Efficient Symbol-Level Precoding
Krivochiza, Jevgenij UL; Merlano Duncan, Juan Carlos UL; Andrenacci, Stefano UL et al

Scientific Conference (2018, December)

We present a convex optimization based Symbol-Level Precoding (SLP) for sum power minimization and propose the low-latency closed-form algorithm to find a heuristic solution to the optimization problem ... [more ▼]

We present a convex optimization based Symbol-Level Precoding (SLP) for sum power minimization and propose the low-latency closed-form algorithm to find a heuristic solution to the optimization problem. The technique exploits constructive interference at the multi-user MIMO systems and minimizes the sum power of the transmitted precoded signal per each symbol slot. As a result, the received signals gain extra Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), which leads to the improved data rate and energy efficiency. We benchmark the low-complexity algorithm for solving the optimization technique against the conventional Fast Non-Negative Least Squares algorithm (NNLS). The demonstrated design of the SLP technique combined with the proposed closed-form algorithm has low computational complexity and fast processing time, which is applicable in low-latency high-throughput satellite communication systems. [less ▲]

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See detailHardware Demonstration of Precoded Communications in Multi-Beam UHTS Systems
Merlano Duncan, Juan Carlos UL; Krivochiza, Jevgenij UL; Andrenacci, Stefano UL et al

Scientific Conference (2018, October)

In this paper, we present a hardware test-bed to demonstrate closed-loop precoded communications for interference mitigation in the forward link of the multi-beam ultra-high throughput satellite systems ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we present a hardware test-bed to demonstrate closed-loop precoded communications for interference mitigation in the forward link of the multi-beam ultra-high throughput satellite systems. The hardware demonstrator is a full-chain closed-loop communication system with a multi-beam DVB-S2X compliant gateway, a satellite payload and MIMO channel emulator and a set of DVB-S2X user terminals with real-time CSI estimation and feedback. We experimentally show the feasibility of Precoding implementation in satellite communications based on the superframe structure DVB-S2X standard. Using the test-bed we have a possibility to run real-time precoded DVB-S2X communication and benchmark its performance under realistic environment. The hardware demonstrator is suitable to perform realistic benchmarks of Block- and Symbol-level Precoding techniques for multicast and unicast user scheduling scenarios. [less ▲]

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See detailComputationally and Energy Efficient Symbol-Level Precoding Communications Demonstrator
Krivochiza, Jevgenij UL; Merlano Duncan, Juan Carlos UL; Andrenacci, Stefano UL et al

in Physical Communication (2018), 28

We present a precoded multi-user communication test-bed to demonstrate forward link interference mitigation techniques in a multi-beam satellite system scenario, which will enable a full frequency reuse ... [more ▼]

We present a precoded multi-user communication test-bed to demonstrate forward link interference mitigation techniques in a multi-beam satellite system scenario, which will enable a full frequency reuse scheme. The developed test-bed provides an end-to-end precoding demonstration, which includes a transmitter, a multi-beam satellite channel emulator and user receivers. Each of these parts can be reconfigured accordingly to the desired test scenario. Precoded communications allow full frequency reuse in multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel environments, where several coordinated antennas simultaneously transmit to a number of independent receivers. The developed real-time transmission test-bed assist in demonstrating, designing and benchmarking of the new Symbol-Level Precoding (SLP) techniques, where the data information is used, along with the channel state information, in order to exploit the multi-user interference and transform it into the useful power at the receiver side. The demonstrated SLP technique is designed in order to be computationally efficient, and can be generalized to others multi-channel interference scenarios. [less ▲]

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See detailPer-antenna Power Minimization in Symbol-level Precoding for the Multi-beam Satellite Downlink
Spano, Danilo UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Andrenacci, Stefano UL et al

in International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking (2018)

This paper addresses the problem of multi-user interference in the forward downlink channel of a multi-beam satellite system. A symbol-level precoding scheme is considered, in order to exploit the multi ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the problem of multi-user interference in the forward downlink channel of a multi-beam satellite system. A symbol-level precoding scheme is considered, in order to exploit the multi-user interference and transform it into useful power at the receiver side, through a joint utilization of the data information and the channel state information. In this context, a per-antenna power minimization scheme is proposed, under Quality-of-Service constraints, for multi-level modulation schemes. The consideration of the power limitations individually for each transmitting RF chain is a central aspect of this work, and it allows to deal with systems using separate per-antenna amplifiers. Moreover, this feature is also particularly relevant for systems suffering non-linear effects of the channel. This is the case of satellite systems, where the non-linear amplifiers should be properly driven in order to reduce the detrimental saturation effect. In the proposed scheme, the transmitted signals are designed in order to reduce the power peaks, while guaranteeing some specific target signal-to-noise ratios at the receivers. Numerical results are presented in order to show the effectiveness of the proposed scheme, which is compared both to the state of the art in symbol-level precoding and to the conventional MMSE precoding approach. [less ▲]

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See detailResource Allocation Approach for Differential Doppler Reduction in NB-IoT over LEO Satellite
Kodheli, Oltjon UL; Andrenacci, Stefano UL; Maturo, Nicola UL et al

in 9th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference (ASMS) and 15th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop (SPSC), Berlin, Germany, 10-12 September 2018 (2018)

Internet of things (IoT) over satellite is an attractive system architecture which has been proposed as a key-enabling technology, to extend the coverage in remote areas (e.g. desert, ocean, forest, etc ... [more ▼]

Internet of things (IoT) over satellite is an attractive system architecture which has been proposed as a key-enabling technology, to extend the coverage in remote areas (e.g. desert, ocean, forest, etc), particularly where a terrestrial network is impossible or impractical to reach. One of the most promising technologies that fit the IoT vision of low-power, wide area networks (LPWAN) is the narrowband IoT (NB-IoT). While low earth orbit (LEO) satellites are favourable because of their lower round trip time (RTT) and lower propagation loss in the communication link, they come up with a significantly increased Doppler shift. In our NB-IoT over LEO satellite architecture, we identify the problem of high differential Doppler among channels of different users on Earth, which leads to the performance degradation of our system. In this paper, we propose a resource allocation approach in order to reduce the high values of differential Doppler under the maximum value supported by the standard itself. [less ▲]

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See detailCross-Layer Forward Packet Scheduling for Emerging Precoded Broadband Multibeam Satellite System
Lagunas, Eva UL; Andrenacci, Stefano UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in 9th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference (ASMS) and 15th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop (SPSC), Berlin, Germany, 10-12 September 2018 (2018)

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See detailComputationally Efficient Symbol-Level Precoding Communications Demonstrator
Merlano Duncan, Juan Carlos UL; Krivochiza, Jevgenij UL; Andrenacci, Stefano UL et al

in IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2017, October)

We present a precoded multi-user communication test-bed to demonstrate forward link interference mitigation techniques in a multi-beam satellite system scenario which will enable a full frequency reuse ... [more ▼]

We present a precoded multi-user communication test-bed to demonstrate forward link interference mitigation techniques in a multi-beam satellite system scenario which will enable a full frequency reuse scheme. The developed test-bed provides an end-to-end precoding demonstration, which includes a transmitter, a multi-beam satellite channel emulator and user receivers. Each of these parts can be reconfigured accordingly to the desired test scenario. Precoded communications allow full frequency reuse in multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel environments, where several coordinated antennas simultaneously transmit to a number of independent receivers. The developed real-time transmission test-bed assist in demonstrating, designing and benchmarking of the new Symbol-Level Precoding (SLP) techniques, where the data information is used, along with the channel state information, in order to exploit the multi-user interference and transform it into useful power at the receiver side. The demonstrated SLP techniques are designed in order to be computationally efficient, and can be generalized to others multi-channel interference scenarios. [less ▲]

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See detailExploiting orthogonality in DVB-S2X through time pre-compensation
Andrenacci, Stefano UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL; Vanelli-Coralli, Alessandro et al

in Proceedings of 2016 8th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference and the 14th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop (2016)

The superframing option of the recent DVB-S2X standard specifies, for the so-called SF-Pilot fields, the use of the orthogonal set of Walsh-Hadamard (WH) sequences. In order to exploit this orthogonality ... [more ▼]

The superframing option of the recent DVB-S2X standard specifies, for the so-called SF-Pilot fields, the use of the orthogonal set of Walsh-Hadamard (WH) sequences. In order to exploit this orthogonality, waveforms coming from different beams to the k-th User Terminal (UT) should be quasi perfectly aligned in time. While in the downlink part of a terrestrial system this is quite straightforward, in satellite system, having a satellite as a relay, this is not the case, especially when large baudrates are considered in the transmission. A procedure to compensate for timing misalignment amongst waveforms is here presented and the advantages are quantified through numerical simulations.In particular, Channel State Information (CSI) estimation errors, which are fundamental for precoding techniques, are evaluated. While the focus of the work is on systems which enable precoding techniques, the procedure can be applied in each scenario which uses the superframing structure of DVB-S2X in an interference limited scenario. [less ▲]

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See detailOptimized Link Adaptation for DVB-S2X Precoded Waveforms based on SNIR Estimation
Andrenacci, Stefano UL; Spano, Danilo UL; Christopoulos, Dimitrios et al

in Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers 2016 (2016)

The present work deals with optimized strategies to address the issue of link adaptation (Adaptive Coding and Modulation - ACM) in a multi-user multi-beam satellite system employing precoding at the ... [more ▼]

The present work deals with optimized strategies to address the issue of link adaptation (Adaptive Coding and Modulation - ACM) in a multi-user multi-beam satellite system employing precoding at the gateway side. Accordingly, the focus is on the forward link of a multi-beam satellite system employing a full frequency reuse configuration. In such an interference limited setting, the Super-Framing structure of DVB-S2X air interface (format specification 2 and 3) enables the use of precoding techniques. The aim herein is to investigate the Signal-to-Noise-plus- Interference (SNIR) estimation error given by the User Terminals (UTs) through the so-called P2 pilots is taken into account to optimize the ACM margins. [less ▲]

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See detailMultibeam joint processing satellites: cooperative relays, high above.
Christopoulos, Dimitrios; Andrenacci, Stefano UL; Spano, Danilo UL et al

in Advanced Relay Technologies in Next Generation Wireless Communication, Telecommunications (2016)

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See detailTotal degradation analysis of precoded signals onto non-linear satellite channels
Spano, Danilo UL; Christopoulos, Dimitrios UL; Andrenacci, Stefano UL et al

in 21st Ka Conference (2015, October)

Linear precoding exploits the spatial degrees of freedom offered by multi-antenna transmitters to manage interferences between multiple co-channel users. The adoption of precoding in practical systems ... [more ▼]

Linear precoding exploits the spatial degrees of freedom offered by multi-antenna transmitters to manage interferences between multiple co-channel users. The adoption of precoding in practical systems, however, entails a series of practical barriers. Amongst several issues, the focus herein is on the non-linear dependence of the input versus the output power of the efficient and reliable amplifiers that drive each transmit antenna, which limits the system performance. As a first step, the present work studies the impact of linear precoding on the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of precoded waveforms in multibeam satellite systems using a finite alphabet. In this context, a sensitivity analysis of the PAPR at the input of each amplifier with respect to intrinsic system level parameters, such as the number of transmit feeds, is performed. Next, the performance of the whole non-linear satellite chain is analyzed with respect to the symbol-error-rate (SER) and the total degradation (TD) of the channel. Furthermore, two low-complexity solutions are considered for counteracting the effects of the non-linearities of the satellite channel on the precoded waveforms, namely an automatic gain control (AGC) operation and a non-linear equalization performed at the receiver side. [less ▲]

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