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—In unknown channels, nonadaptive maximum likelihood sequence detection (NA-MLSD) is far from optimum in the presence of channel-induced uncertainty. To counteract this uncertainty, conventional solutions augment MLSD with external channel estimators. However, for very low SNR values this estimation procedure becomes marginal and the conventional adaptive(More)
— In any conditions where DC and RF power are at a prime, such as in satellite systems, transmit amplifiers are operated close to the saturation region to maximize both output power and DC-to-RF efficiency, at the price of introducing non-negligible spectral regrowth and in-band distortion. In order to mitigate these effects, predistortion techniques can be(More)
— The exploitation of Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) techniques for the forward link (satellite-to-user) of broadband communication satellites operating at Ka-band and above has been shown to theoretically provide large system capacity gains. In this article, the problem of how to accurately estimate the time variant channel and to adapt the physical(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)
We propose a collision recovery scheme for symbol-synchronous slotted ALOHA (SA) based on physical layer network coding over extended Galois fields. Information is extracted from colliding bursts allowing to achieve higher maximum throughput with respect to previously proposed collision recovery schemes. An energy efficiency analysis is also performed and(More)
One of the key factors for the successful deployment of mobile satellite systems in 4G networks is the maximization of the technology commonalities with the terrestrial systems. An effective way of achieving this objective consists in considering the terrestrial radio interface as the baseline for the satellite radio interface. Since the 3GPP Long Term(More)
SUMMARY The paper considers the application of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) techniques in the physical layer of a satellite system devoted to the provision of digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) services, which are presently the focus of extensive research and development endeavours. In particular, the paper demonstrates that the(More)