The project aims to study adaptive Fade Mitigation Techniques for future broadband satellite systems, in order to more efficiently compensate for fading and interference, and achieve a higher efficiency with respect to actual systems. This analysis will be performed in the frame of DVB-RCS multi-beam systems operating in Ka-band.
The following key issues will be addressed in the project:
The main benefit of the project will be the definition of efficient FMT techniques that will be supported by the DVB-RCS standard, in order to increase significantly the performances of broadband multi-beam satellite systems. Such performance improvement will ensure that the multimedia satellite systems will still be competitive with respect to terrestrial solution.
The overall mission scenario is to provide broadband multimedia services by satellite. Two different system architectures referring to two different mission scenarios will be considered during the project:
The work is broken down into four tasks consisting of:
Task 4 is nearly completed: Space Engineering performs the last simulations for the different return link scenarios.