The activity consists of developing a laboratory test-bed including a modem prototype (terminal and hub sides) implementing some innovative physical and MAC layer algorithms/techniques suitable to enhance the performance of broadband interactive satellite terminals implementing the DVB-RCS standard. The objective of these techniques is to improve performance and reduce the overall terminal-plus-service cost.
Relevant system performances and design aspects, outcome of this project, will be used as input within the NG DVB-RCS standardization activity.
This project is intended to perform:
Space Engineering (SE) looks with great interest to DVB-S2/RCS evolution, which represents a very important occasion for the development of commercial products.
There are two distinct DVB-S2/RCS markets SE plans to tackle and to pursue: User Terminal (UT) and Hub.
This project gives to SE the opportunity of testing some important innovations (e.g. CRDSA and Interference Mitigation) which can improve the performances of both the UT and HUB for the next generation of these equipments.
The project is divided into two phases.
The project is completed.