International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking

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Edited By: Professor Barry G. Evans

Impact Factor: 0.744

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 15/30 (Engineering Aerospace); 52/77 (Telecommunications)

Online ISSN: 1542-0981

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International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking

International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking aims to provide a quality technical journal for the academic and professional engineer covering all aspects of satellite systems, networks, components and services. The journal focuses on new research results as well systems operation, trials and descriptions and service provision. The goal is to provide a blend of systems oriented and general research papers.

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  1. A lightweight authentication scheme based on self-updating strategy for space information network

    Yuchen Liu, Aixin Zhang, Shenghong Li, Junhua Tang and Jianhua Li

    Article first published online: 28 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/sat.1179

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    Our paper proposes a lightweight authentication scheme based on the self-updating strategy for user's temporary identify. The proposed mechanism guarantees that only the registered users and trustworthy network control center can make the updating synchronized. The analysis works show that the proposed authentication scheme can meet all of the security requirements for space information network at the lowest computation and storage costs.

  2. Performance, cost analysis, and ground segment design of ultra high throughput multi-spot beam satellite networks applying different capacity enhancing techniques

    Zoltán Katona, Federico Clazzer, Kevin Shortt, Simon Watts, Hans Peter Lexow and Ratna Winduratna

    Article first published online: 1 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/sat.1160

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    The present paper identifies and analyzes ground segment capacity-enhancing techniques for ultra-high-throughput multi-spot beam satellite networks operating in Q/V-band in the feeder link and in Ka-band in the user link. The impact of several capacity-enhancing techniques on system performance is analyzed using a realistic time step-based system simulator. Their impact on the ground segment costs is also analyzed.

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    WiSE – a satellite-based system for remote monitoring

    Sajid Nazir, Gorry Fairhurst and Fabio Verdicchio

    Article first published online: 17 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/sat.1176

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    Recent technological advancements in sensors, processors and communications technology make it viable to perform digital acquisition of environmental data from remote locations. The Wireless Internet Sensing Environment project developed an architecture providing control and retrieval of data from networked sensors and cameras at a remote location using satellite Internet. This paper describes architecture and innovative design features for motion event detection, power management and data backhaul.

  5. New formulation of GNSS acquisition with CFAR detection

    Kamel Benachenhou, Mhamed Hamadouche and Abdelmalik Taleb-Ahmed

    Article first published online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/sat.1177

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    This paper deals with the analysis of the acquisition process performed by a global navigation satellite system receiver with a pilot and data channel or in case of global navigation satellite system hybrid receiver. To realize this operation, firstly, we introduce a cell- averaging-constant false alarm rate (CFAR) then secondly a data-pilot cell-averaging-CFAR detector fusion based. In the two cases, we derive a closed-form analytic expression for the probabilities of detection and false alarm, which are validated by Monte Carlo simulations.