Application of cognitive radio techniques to satellite communication

Marko Höyhtyä, Jukka Kyröläinen, Ari Hulkkonen, Juha Ylitalo, Antti Roivanen

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    Applicability of cognitive radio (CR) techniques to satellite communications is investigated and classification for the possible applications foreseen in this paper. The proposed application scenarios include a) secondary use of satellite spectrum by a terrestrial system, b) secondary use of terrestrial spectrum by a satellite system, and c) a hybrid scenario where terrestrial network coverage is expanded by the use of satellite spots. Key challenges and enabling technologies for each scenario are discussed. Link budget analysis and simulations are used to define operational limits for interference management in the mentioned scenarios regarding spectrum sensing, transmission power control, and directional antennas. The results show that CR techniques should be applied with caution in satellite bands. However, obvious potential to improve the spectrum use can be seen in each scenario.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-4448-7, 978-1-4673-4446-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4447-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventSixth IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DySPAN 2012 - Bellevue, United States
    Duration: 16 Oct 201219 Oct 2012
    Conference number: 6


    ConferenceSixth IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DySPAN 2012
    Abbreviated titleDySPAN 2012
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • dynamic spectrum access
    • hybrid terrestrial satellite systems
    • secondary spectrum use


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