The need for increased data rates has led towards the development of advanced broadband satellite systems able to achieve higher capacity for providing Internet and backbone services in remote areas. Aside of the more conventional geostationary orbit (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellations are envisaged due to their advantages in terms of shorter link path and low latency; MEO satellite constellations are currently operating at Ka-band and are already showing signs of spectrum saturation in high demand areas in their coverage. In search of additional spectrum, in this paper, we employ the Q-band by investigating the performance of a multi-satellite MEO constellation network in terms of system capacity considering sophisticated propagation and physical layer tools. In particular, within the proposed Q-band solution, a higher throughput can be achieved with respect to a corresponding Ka-band system, by reaching up to 100% gain in terms of system capacity in a clear sky conditions.

Performance evaluation of DVB-S2X based MEO satellite networks operating at Q band / Kourogiorgas, C.I.; Tarchi, D.; Ugolini, A.; Arapoglou, P.-D.; Panagopoulos, A.D.; Colavolpe, G.; Coralli, A. Vanelli. - ELETTRONICO. - (2016), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 59th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 tenutosi a usa nel 2016 [10.1109/GLOCOM.2016.7842135].

Performance evaluation of DVB-S2X based MEO satellite networks operating at Q band

UGOLINI, Alessandro;COLAVOLPE, Giulio;
2016

Abstract

The need for increased data rates has led towards the development of advanced broadband satellite systems able to achieve higher capacity for providing Internet and backbone services in remote areas. Aside of the more conventional geostationary orbit (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellations are envisaged due to their advantages in terms of shorter link path and low latency; MEO satellite constellations are currently operating at Ka-band and are already showing signs of spectrum saturation in high demand areas in their coverage. In search of additional spectrum, in this paper, we employ the Q-band by investigating the performance of a multi-satellite MEO constellation network in terms of system capacity considering sophisticated propagation and physical layer tools. In particular, within the proposed Q-band solution, a higher throughput can be achieved with respect to a corresponding Ka-band system, by reaching up to 100% gain in terms of system capacity in a clear sky conditions.
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