Licensed shared access field trial and a testbed for satellite-terrestrial communication including research directions for 5G and beyond

Marko Höyhtyä (Corresponding Author), Mikko Majanen, Mika Hoppari, Pertti Järvensivu, Heikki Kokkinen, Jaakko Ojaniemi, Arto Reis-Kivinen, Olivier Pellay, Duc Pham Minh, Maria Guta

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Abstract

This paper describes a licensed shared access (LSA) testbed and field trials using a live network. The testbed includes real 4G base stations and up-to 1000 virtual base stations, in the spectrum sharing scenario between satellite and cellular systems. The trials focus on 5G pioneer bands 3.4–3.8 GHz and 24.25-27.5 GHz where a satellite system is operating in the downlink direction and a cellular system is accessing the same band. The designed testbed supports both frequency bands. The performance evaluation concerns evacuation and frequency change times using different types of base stations in 3.6 GHz, i.e., how fast the system relinquishes the shared band to the primary user and continues transmission using another band. We show that our LSA system is scalable and able to support large number of base stations. In addition, we investigate how satellite systems could reuse International Mobile Telecommunication (IMT) bands to offer enhanced satellite communication services for land, maritime and aeronautical applications. Preliminary simulations and analysis confirm the possibility to reuse IMT spectrum for satellite systems without causing harmful interference to the terrestrial system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
JournalInternational Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking
Early online dateNov 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Nov 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Spectrum sharing
  • Cognitive radio
  • satellite communications
  • hybrid communications

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