Maria Angeles Vázquez-Castro

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—In this paper, a statistical model for the land mobile satellite (LMS) channel is presented. The model is capable of describing both narrow-and wide-band conditions. Other relevant characteristic is that it can be used to study links with geostationary as well as nongeostationary satellites. The model is of the generative type, i.e., it is capable of(More)
—In this paper, a novel cross-layer framework for optimizing the dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) of a digital video broadcast (DVB)-return channel satellite (RCS) system using adaptive coding is proposed. The design of the medium access control (MAC) methods taking into account the adaptive physical layer and higher layers' quality of service (QoS)(More)
Mobile access to the Internet is becoming extremely popular because users depend on the Internet for many activities in their daily routine. Satellites are well suited for mobile Internet applications because of their ability to enhance coverage and support long-range mobility. Satellites are an attractive alternative for mobile (pedestrian and, more(More)
— This paper focuses on the broadcast channel of an interactive Multibeam Broadband Satellite (MBS) system with a transparent architecture. In particular, a cross-layer design is proposed for the packet scheduling on a forward link that implements Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM). A cross-layer approach is considered whereby the physical and Medium(More)
This paper deals with the analysis of advanced fade countermeasures for supporting DVB-S2 reception by mobile terminals mounted on high-speed trains. Recent market studies indicate this as a potential profitable market for satellite communications, provided that integration with wireless terrestrial networks can be implemented to bridge the satellite(More)