Advances in Communications Satellite Systems
Proceedings of The 37th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC-2019)
The International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC) is the oldest and one of the most influential technical conferences in the field. The 37th edition was held from 29th October - 1st November 2019 in Okinawa, Japan. These proceedings present a broad spectrum of space communications contributions from the conference, with highlights including high speed optical communications and feeder links, advanced digital payloads, broadband satellite communication architectures and applications.
Subjects covered include integrated applications and architectures for vessels and IoT; DTN and HTS technologies; new satellite system architectures and components; high speed optical communications and feeder links; advanced digital payloads and components; satellite antenna technologies; propagation and modelling for satellite communications; future technologies for 5G and beyond; flexible HTS systems and advanced digital payloads; satellite networks design challenges and applications; new satellite components and transmitter and modem technologies; NGSO constellations and 5G integration; and NGSO and GSO system issues and interference mitigation techniques.
Offering a wide range of expert perspectives on communications satellite systems, these proceedings will be of interest to engineers and researchers in academia and industry working on satellite, digital, and wireless communications and networks, as well as advanced students, policy makers and stakeholders in the field.
About the Editors
Ifiok Otung is a chartered engineer and professor of satellite communications at the University of South Wales (USW), UK. He earned a PhD in Satellite Communications from the University of Surrey, UK in 1995. His areas of expertise include mobile and satellite communication systems and radio wave propagation. He has supervised many PhDs and contributed to numerous publications in technical journals and international conference proceedings. Professor Otung is also the author of several major textbooks including Communication Engineering Principles (Wiley, 2020) and Digital Communications Principles and Systems (IET, 2014). He is a member of the IET and AIAA.
Thomas Butash is the founder (2011) and principal of Innovative Aerospace Information Systems (IS), a company providing consulting services on state-of-the-art aerospace IS with a focus on communications satellite systems design. Previously, Dr. Butash was a technical director and engineering fellow at BAE Systems (formerly Lockheed Martin, Loral and IBM) Space Systems & Electronics, with more than 30 years' experience in communications satellite systems development. Dr. Butash is an AIAA Fellow.
Tetsushi Ikegami is a professor of telecommunication in the Department of Electronics and Bioinformatics, Meiji University, Kawasaki, Japan. Before his professorship, he led ETS-V, ETS-VI, COMETS Mobile and Ka and mm-waveband satellite experimental teams at the Kashima Space Research Center of the Communications Research Laboratory (CRL, now NICT). He has served as Technical Program and General Chairs of several international conferences, including IWUWBS2005, ISCIT2012, ISSSTA2012, ISMICT2013, ISMICT2020, etc. He is an IEICE fellow and a member of IEEE.
Ifiok Otung, Thomas Butash, Tetsushi Ikegami