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See detailMultiple Gateway Transmit Diversity in Q/V Band Feeder Links
Gharanjik, Ahmad UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Arapoglou, Pantelis-Daniel et al

in IEEE Transactions on Communications (2015)

Design of high bandwidth and reliable feeder links is central towards provisioning new services on the user link of a multibeam satellite communication (SatCom) system. Towards this, utilization of the Q ... [more ▼]

Design of high bandwidth and reliable feeder links is central towards provisioning new services on the user link of a multibeam satellite communication (SatCom) system. Towards this, utilization of the Q/V band and an exploitation of multiple gateways (GW) as a transmit diversity measure for overcoming severe propagation effects are being considered. In this context, this contribution deals with the design of a feeder link comprising N + P GWs (N active and P redundant GWs). Towards provisioning the desired availability, a novel switching scheme is analysed and practical aspects such as prediction based switching and switching rate are discussed. Unlike most relevant works, a dynamic rain attenuation model is used to derive analytically average outage probability in the fundamental 1 + 1 gateway case. Building on this result, an analysis for the N +P scenario leading to a quantification of the end􀀀to􀀀end performance is provided. This analysis aids system sizing by illustrating the interplay between the number of active and redundant gateways on the chosen metrics : average outage and average switching rate. [less ▲]

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See detailPower Allocation in Multibeam Satellite Systems: A Two-Stage Multi-Objective Optimization
Aravanis, Alexis; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Arapoglou, Pantelis-Daniel et al

in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2015)

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See detailFeasibility Study of Full-duplex Relaying in Satellite Networks
Shankar, Bhavani UL; Zheng, Gan; Maleki, Sina UL et al

in The 16th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2015 (2015)

With the successful implementation of full-duplex radio prototypes, traditional orthogonal half-duplex communications is deemed to be inefficient in certain terrestrial applications. While full-duplex ... [more ▼]

With the successful implementation of full-duplex radio prototypes, traditional orthogonal half-duplex communications is deemed to be inefficient in certain terrestrial applications. While full-duplex techniques are gaining interest in terrestrial communications, thanks to the trend of short-distance and low-power transmissions, their application to satellite communications has drawn little attention. Motivated by this, the paper explores the use of the full-duplex relaying operation on-board the satellite in a DVB-S2 compliant network. Self-interference, whose management is the key component of a full-duplex communication, is the focus of study in this paper. Modelling the effects of self-interference and power amplifier nonlinearities on the quality of the received signal in undertaken. Subsequently, closed-form expressions for the various interference components are derived. The numerical evaluations of derived expressions rely on realistic link budgets and indicate substantial gains in spectral efficiency when self-interference can be well calibrated and measured. This confirms that the satellite full-duplex communications could be a promising solution for the efficient use of satellite spectrum, at least from a technical point of view. [less ▲]

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See detailPushing for higher rates and efficiency in Satcom: the different perspectives within SatNExIV
Vazquez, Miguel-Angel; Neira, Ana-Perez; Mosquera, Carlos et al

in Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2015) (2015)

SatNEx IV project aims at studying medium and long term directions of satellite telecommunication systems for any of the commercial or institutional applications that can be considered appealing by key ... [more ▼]

SatNEx IV project aims at studying medium and long term directions of satellite telecommunication systems for any of the commercial or institutional applications that can be considered appealing by key players although still not mature enough for attracting industry or initiating dedicated ESA R&D activities. This paper summarizes the first year activities identified as very promising techniques for next generation satellite communication systems. Concretely, very high throughput satellite trunking, physical layer advances for fullduplex and multipolarization systems, network coding applications and multiple access schemes for information centric networking are briefly presented. For all the activities, we identify the scenarios under study so as the preliminary technical solutions to be further investigated. [less ▲]

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See detailConstellation Design in Four Dimensions under Average Power Constraint
Kayhan, Farbod UL; Mazzali, Nicolò UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL

in Proceedings on IEEE Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux (2015)

In this paper we address the problem of constellation design in four dimensional space (4D) under average power constraint. We compare the performance of best lattice constellations with those optimized ... [more ▼]

In this paper we address the problem of constellation design in four dimensional space (4D) under average power constraint. We compare the performance of best lattice constellations with those optimized without any constraint on their structure. Even though the lattice based constellations provide the best minimum distance, usually they do not allow for a good binary labelling. Therefore, in more realistic system scenarios, up to a 2 dB gain can be obtained by properly optimizing the constellation and the corresponding binary labelling. We also investigate the performance of 4D constellations obtained by the Cartesian product of two 2D constellations. [less ▲]

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See detailA MIMO Symbol Rate Signal Digital Predistorter for Nonlinear Multicarrier Satellite Channels
Zenteno, Efrain; Piazza, Roberto UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL et al

in IET Communications (2015), 9(15), 20532059

A digital predistortion (DPD) scheme is presented for non-linear distortion mitigation in multi-carrier satellite communication channels. The proposed DPD has a multiple-input multiple-output architecture ... [more ▼]

A digital predistortion (DPD) scheme is presented for non-linear distortion mitigation in multi-carrier satellite communication channels. The proposed DPD has a multiple-input multiple-output architecture similar to data DPD schemes. However, it enhances the mitigation performance of data DPDs using a multi-rate processing algorithm to achieve spectrum broadening of non-linear operators. Compared to single carrier (single-input single-output) signal (waveform) DPD schemes, the proposed DPD has lower digital processing rate reducing the required hardware cost of the predistorter. The proposed DPD outperforms, in total degradation, both data and signal DPD schemes. Further, it performs closest to a channel bound described by an ideally mitigated channel with limited maximum output power. [less ▲]

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See detailSpatial Multiplexing in Optical Feeder Links for High Throughput Satellites
Gharanjik, Ahmad UL; Liolis, Konstantinos; Shankar, Bhavani UL et al

in Spatial Multiplexing in Optical Feeder Links for High Throughput Satellites (2014, December 02)

Optical feeder links are an attractive alternative to the RF feeder links in satellite communications (SatCom). In this paper, we present initial results from an optical feeder link study. We discuss the ... [more ▼]

Optical feeder links are an attractive alternative to the RF feeder links in satellite communications (SatCom). In this paper, we present initial results from an optical feeder link study. We discuss the architecture of a geostationary earth orbit (GEO) satellite system based on optical feeder links. To mitigate the effects of cloud coverage, which is the main availability-limiting factor, Optical Ground Station (OGS) diversity is employed. Moreover, a spatial multiplexing scheme is considered. Assuming an ON-OFF channel model, the number of required OGSs to ensure availability and throughput requirements is analyzed [less ▲]

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See detailData Predistortion for Multicarrier Satellite Channels Based on Direct Learning
Piazza, Roberto UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2014), 62(22),

Satellite communication is facing the urgent need of improving data rate and efficiency to compete with the quality of service offered by terrestrial communication systems. An imminent gain, achievable ... [more ▼]

Satellite communication is facing the urgent need of improving data rate and efficiency to compete with the quality of service offered by terrestrial communication systems. An imminent gain, achievable without the need of upgrading current satellite technology, can be obtained by exploiting multicarrier operation at the transponder and using highly efficient modulation schemes. However, on-board multicarrier joint amplification of high order modulation schemes is a critical operation as it brings severe non-linear distortion effects. These distortions increase as the on-board High Power Amplifier (HPA) is operated to yield higher power efficiencies. In this work, we propose novel techniques to implement on ground predistortion that enable multicarrier transmission of highly efficient modulation schemes over satellite channels without impacting infrastructure on the downlink. [less ▲]

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See detailPerformance Analysis of Fractionally Spaced Equalization in Non-linear Multicarrier Satellite Channels
Piazza, Roberto UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Berheide, Tobias et al

in Proceedings of 32nd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), (2014, August 05)

Joint amplification of multiple carriers with a single wideband high power amplifier (HPA) has been considered towards reusing the satellite resources among multiple links to reduce the mission cost. The ... [more ▼]

Joint amplification of multiple carriers with a single wideband high power amplifier (HPA) has been considered towards reusing the satellite resources among multiple links to reduce the mission cost. The non-linear characteristic of the HPA, especially near saturation, coupled with the on-board IMUX/ OMUX filters result in non-linear adjacent carrier interference (ACI) and inter-symbol interference (ISI) during multicarrier power amplification. To benefit from the advantages of multicarrier transmissions, on-ground techniques to mitigate the non-linear distortions need to be devised. These techniques include predistortion at the transmitter and equalization at the receiver. Several works have considered the use of multicarrier predistortion along with single carrier equalization. A symbol synchronous equalizer, while being simple to implement, may not necessarily provide for the optimum linear filter. Towards improving the performance, fractionally spaced equalizers (FSE) have been considered. Such receivers are shown to provide enhanced performance by effectively compensating for the group delay distortions. The objective of this work is to consider the use of FSE in the context of multicarrier transmissions over non-linear channels and illustrate their performance enhancements [less ▲]

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See detailApplicability of MIMO to satellite communications
Kyrolainen, Jukka; Hulkonnen, Ari; Juha, Ylitalo et al

in International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking (2014)

This paper presents achievements of an on-going activity where the applicability of MIMO to satellite communications with Digital Video Broadcasting – Satellite services to Handhelds as the key ... [more ▼]

This paper presents achievements of an on-going activity where the applicability of MIMO to satellite communications with Digital Video Broadcasting – Satellite services to Handhelds as the key application is studied. The potential satellite and hybrid satellite-terrestrial MIMO scenarios are described, and the applicable MIMO schemes for each scenario are selected. The performance of the MIMO schemes was studied by performing comprehensive computer simulations, and the main results are presented in this paper. [less ▲]

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See detailEnhanced List-Based Group-Wise Overloaded Receiver with Application to Satellite Reception
Abu Shaban, Zohair UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Mehrpoyan, Hani et al

in Proceedings of IEEE ICC 2014 (2014, June)

The market trends towards the use of smaller dish antennas for TV satellite receivers, as well as the growing density of broadcasting satellites in orbit require the application of robust adjacent ... [more ▼]

The market trends towards the use of smaller dish antennas for TV satellite receivers, as well as the growing density of broadcasting satellites in orbit require the application of robust adjacent satellite interference (ASI) cancellation algorithms at the receivers. The wider beamwidth of a small size dish and the growing number of satellites in orbit impose an overloaded scenario, i.e., a scenario where the number of transmitting satellites exceeds the number of receiving antennas. For such a scenario, we present a two stage receiver to enhance signal detection from the satellite of interest, i.e., the satellite that the dish is pointing to, while reducing interference from neighboring satellites. Towards this objective, we propose an enhanced List-based Group-wise Search Detection (LGSD) receiver architecture that takes into account the spatially correlated additive noise and uses the signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) maximization criterion to improve detection performance. Simulations show that the proposed receiver structure enhances the performance of satellite systems in the presence of ASI when compared to existing methods. [less ▲]

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See detailMulticarrier LUT-based data predistortion for non-linear satellite channels
Piazza, Roberto UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in Communications (ICC), 2014 IEEE International Conference on (2014, June)

Current satellite communication architectures can be potentially improved by applying multicarrier power amplification. Joint on-board amplification of multiple carriers reduces hardware and weight ... [more ▼]

Current satellite communication architectures can be potentially improved by applying multicarrier power amplification. Joint on-board amplification of multiple carriers reduces hardware and weight, enabling cost-efficient satellite architectures. However, on board power amplification is inherently a non-linear operation, whose distortion effects drastically increase when the high power amplifier (HPA) is operated in multiple carrier mode due to the generated inter-modulation products. In order to achieve the desired on-board power efficiency and to reduce the non-linear distortion, specific countermeasures need to be put in place. In this work we provide a novel data predistortion technique for multiple carriers satellite channel based on look up table (LUT) for high throughput applications. In contrast to known single carrier LUT techniques, the entries of the table are obtained by pursuing an analytical approach exploiting channel model and implementing recursive least squares techniques (RLS). A novel method to reduce the number of LUT entries based on LUT partitioning is proposed. Considerable performance gains over standard polynomial based predistortion are realized by the proposed technique. [less ▲]

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See detailCarrier Rate Optimization on the Return Link of Interactive Mobile Satellite Networks
Piazza, Roberto UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in European Wireless 2014; 20th European Wireless Conference; Proceedings of (2014, May)

Emerging interactive satellite applications demand highly efficient transmission schemes. Narrow-band satellite return channels for mobile users have peculiar characteristics that make the optimal user ... [more ▼]

Emerging interactive satellite applications demand highly efficient transmission schemes. Narrow-band satellite return channels for mobile users have peculiar characteristics that make the optimal user-rate determination a hard problem. Carrier rate enhancement can only be enabled by increasing the user bandwidth and by the application of highly efficient coding schemes. However, with the system bandwidth held constant, gains from increased user bandwidth can be offset by interference from an adjacent user channels. Additional interference is caused by spurious emissions from adjacent channels; these arise from the spectral regrowth caused by the user terminal power amplifier when operated in high-efficiency region. On the other hand, efficient amplification is mandatory to achieve the required signal to noise ratio at the receiver. In this work we propose a combination of transmitter and receiver techniques to improve the user-rate while controlling the user power efficiency. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of imperfect channel estimate on the performance of MMSE receivers in multibeam satellite systems: First order analysis
Shankar, Bhavani UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (IEEE CONECCT), 2014 IEEE International Conference on (2014, January)

Aggressive frequency reuse in a multibeam satellite system offers wider bandwidths per beam at the cost of increased co-channel interference. Focussing on the return link of interactive mobile satellite ... [more ▼]

Aggressive frequency reuse in a multibeam satellite system offers wider bandwidths per beam at the cost of increased co-channel interference. Focussing on the return link of interactive mobile satellite systems, emphasis has been laid on Minimum Mean Squared Error (MMSE) receivers at the gateway to reduce the co-channel interference arising out of aggressive reuse. Performance of such receivers have been evaluated in presence of perfect channel information and synchronization showing impressive gains in throughput. Towards bringing such receivers closer to system implementation, this work aims at understanding the effect of imperfect channel estimates on the resulting performance. In particular, utilizing first order approximations, closed-form expressions for the MMSE receiver and the resulting Mean Squared Error (MSE) have been derived. These expressions provide insight into the effect of channel, noise levels and the estimation error on performance while indicating the robustness of MMSE receiver. [less ▲]

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See detailTiming and Frequency Synchronisation for Multiuser Detection on the Return Link of Interactive Mobile Satellite Networks
Abu Shaban, Zohair UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Christopoulos, Dimitrios UL et al

in Proceedings of the ICSSC conferrence (2013, October)

Synchronization, a key process in a communication system, can be very demanding, especially in burst mode transmissions. The estimation of timing, frequency and phase offsets is sensitive to the magnitude ... [more ▼]

Synchronization, a key process in a communication system, can be very demanding, especially in burst mode transmissions. The estimation of timing, frequency and phase offsets is sensitive to the magnitude of these offsets as well as the ambient interference and noise levels. The aggressive reuse of frequencies in a multibeam satellite system increases the co-channel interference significantly and motivates the need to revisit, and re-design if needed, the algorithms used for synchronization. This paper deals with such a scenario occurring on the return link of a mobile interactive satellite system and provides a set of synchronization sub-systems that allow for the design of a robust modem that can reap the benefits of sophisticated interference mitigation techniques. [less ▲]

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See detailLarge Scale Transmit Diversity in Q/V Band Feeder Link with Multiple Gateways
Gharanjik, Ahmad UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Arapoglou, Pantelis-Daniel UL

in Proceeding of IEEE 24th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communication(PIMRC) (2013, September 08)

Exploiting transmit diversity amid a high number of multiple gateways (GW) is a new research challenge in Q/V band satellite communication providing data rates of hundreds of Gbit/s. In this paper, we ... [more ▼]

Exploiting transmit diversity amid a high number of multiple gateways (GW) is a new research challenge in Q/V band satellite communication providing data rates of hundreds of Gbit/s. In this paper, we propose a practical switching strategy in a scenario with N +P GWs (N active and P redundant GWs) towards achieving GW transmit diversity. Differently from other works, the treatment in this paper is analytical and explores two key factors: outage performance and switching rate in detail. Further, the interplay between the number of redundant and active GWs on the availability is illustrated highlighting the contribution of the work towards system sizing. [less ▲]

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See detailGateway Switching in Q/V Band Satellite Feeder Links
Gharanjik, Ahmad UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Arapoglou, Pantelis-Daniel UL et al

in IEEE Communications Letters (2013), 17(7), 1384-1387

A main challenge towards realizing the next generation Terabit/s broadband satellite communications (SatCom) is the limited spectrum available in the Ka band. An attractive solution is to move the feeder ... [more ▼]

A main challenge towards realizing the next generation Terabit/s broadband satellite communications (SatCom) is the limited spectrum available in the Ka band. An attractive solution is to move the feeder link to the higher Q/V band, where more spectrum is available. When utilizing the Q/V band, due to heavy rain attenuation, gateway diversity is considered a necessity to ensure the required feeder link availability. Although receive site diversity has been studied in the past for SatCom, there is much less maturity in terms of transmit diversity techniques. In this paper, a modified switch and stay combining scheme is proposed for a Q/V band feeder link, but its performance is also evaluated over an end-to-end satellite link. The proposed scheme is pragmatic and has close to optimal performance with notably lower complexity. [less ▲]

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See detailGateway Diversity Strategies in Q/V Band Feeder Links
Arapoglou, Pantelis-Daniel UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Panagopoulos, Athanasios et al

in Gateway Diversity Strategies in Q/V Band Feeder Links (2013, July)

A main challenge towards realizing the next generation Terabit/s broadband satellite communications (SatCom) is the limited spectrum available in the Ka band. An attractive solution is to move the feeder ... [more ▼]

A main challenge towards realizing the next generation Terabit/s broadband satellite communications (SatCom) is the limited spectrum available in the Ka band. An attractive solution is to move the feeder link to the higher Q/V band, where more spectrum is available. When utilizing the Q/V band, due to heavy rain attenuation, gateway diversity is considered a necessity to ensure the required feeder link availability. Although receive site diversity has been studied in the past for SatCom, there is much less maturity in terms of transmit diversity techniques. In this paper, a modified switch and stay combining scheme is proposed for a Q/V band feeder link, but its performance is also evaluated over an end-to-end satellite link. The proposed scheme is pragmatic and has close to optimal performance with notably lower complexity. [less ▲]

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See detailData Predistortion for Multicarrier Satellite Channels using Orthogonal Memory polynomials
Piazza, Roberto UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications (2013) (2013, June 16)

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See detailNon-parametric data predistortion for non-linear channels with memory
Piazza, Roberto UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2013 IEEE International Conference on (2013, May 26)

With the growing application of high order modulation techniques, the mitigation of the non-linear distortions introduced by the power amplification, has become a major issue in telecommunication. More ... [more ▼]

With the growing application of high order modulation techniques, the mitigation of the non-linear distortions introduced by the power amplification, has become a major issue in telecommunication. More sophisticated techniques to counteract the strong generated interferences need to be investigated in order to achieve the desired power and spectral efficiency. This work proposes a novel approach for the definition of a transmitter technique (predistortion) that outperforms the standard methods with respect to both performance and efficiency. [less ▲]

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