Ahmad Gharanjik

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In this work, we study the design of a precoder on the user downlink of a multibeam satellite channel. The variations in channel due to phase noise introduced by on-board oscillators and the long round trip delay result in outdated channel information at the transmitter. The phase uncertainty is modelled and a robust design framework is formulated based on(More)
In this paper, we present an optimization framework for designing precoding (a.k.a. beamforming) signals that are instrumental in achieving a fair user performance through the networks. The precoding design problem in such scenarios can typically be formulated as a non-convex max-min fractional quadratic program. Using a penalized version of the original(More)
In this paper, we propose a new channel estimation algorithm for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) systems. For fast fading environment, we introduce a new method which is extended to the Alamouti Coded OFDM case. At the first stage of this algorithm, the channel response is estimated for pilot sub-carriers and then, the channel response for(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(More)
Design of high bandwidth and reliable feeder links are central toward provisioning new services on the user link of a multibeam satellite communication system. Toward this, utilization of the Q/V band and an exploitation of multiple gateways (GWs) as a transmit diversity measure for overcoming severe propagation effects are being considered. In this(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(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(More)
A dual-hop transmission in Rayleigh fading channels is presented where the relay uses Amplify and Forward (AF) protocol and Selection Combining (SC) technique. A closed-form expression is derived for outage probability of the overall received SNR at the destination. Also, the performance analysis is presented in terms of the Average Bit Error Rate (ABER)(More)
Precoding for the downlink of a multibeam satellite system has been recently shown, under ideal conditions, to be promising technique towards employing aggressive frequency reuse gainfully. However, time varying phase uncertainties imposed by the components and the channel, combined with delayed feedback perturbs the channel state information at the(More)
We study a dual-hop transmission in Rayleighfading channels where the relay uses Amplify and Forward(AF) protocol and Selection Combining (SC) technique. Aclosed-form expression for probability density function ofthe overall received SNR at the destination is derived andMonte Carlo simulation is used to verify the result. Theperformance analysis also is(More)