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This paper presents initial results of the recently kicked-off FP7 ICT STREP project “CoRaSat” (Cognitive Radio for Satellite Communications) [1]. Focus is put on the preliminary identification of the scenarios which are suitable for the applicability of Cognitive Radio technology over Satellite Communications (SatCom). The considered(More)
Multibeam satellite networks in Ka band have been designed to accommodate the increasing traffic demands of the coming years. However, these systems are spectrum limited due to the current spectrum allocation policies. This paper investigates the potentials of applying cognitive radio techniques in satellite communications in order to increase the spectrum(More)
—The satellite communication data traffic is increasing dramatically over the coming years. High throughput multibeam satellite networks in Ka band are potentially able to accommodate the upcoming high data rate demands. However, there is only 500 MHz of exclusive band for download and the same amount for upload. This spectrum shortage impose a barrier in(More)
This paper presents the vision of the Integral SatCom Initiative (ISI) European Technology Platform about the role that Satellite Networks can play towards a global architecture of Future Internet. The current state-of-the-art in Satellite Networks is briefly discussed, the key elements of Satellite Networks in the realisation of Future Internet objectives(More)
This paper presents the design, implementation and demonstration results from the ongoing ESA ARTES project “SFEDONA”. The SFEDONA project deals with a complete end-to-end fire detection and alerting application which employs state-of-the-art satellite and wireless communications air interfaces as well as advanced technologies in fire(More)
This paper aims at forecasting the role of Satellite Communications (SatCom) in the context of Future Internet and particularly of the future Internet-enabled smart infrastructures in support of some European Societal Grand Challenges. It also aims at identifying the necessary technological enablers which need to be developed by the European SatCom industry(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)
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