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— 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)
—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)
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)
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)
SUMMARY In this paper, the design of a new very short frame introduced in the upcoming version of DVB-RCS standard targeting interactive mobile services will be described. The frame design with a special focus on channel coding and performance are addressed in detail, as well as an evaluation of the QoS performance for realistic traffic scenarios,(More)
SUMMARY This paper evaluates the applicability of the DVB-S2 standard in railway environments, where the most peculiar impairment is the periodic deep fading caused by power-supply arches distributed along the rail tracks. This effect induces a link loss every time the train antenna undergoes a power arch and cannot be counteracted with transmission power.(More)