International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking

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Edited By: Professor Barry G. Evans

Impact Factor: 1.079

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 15/31 (Engineering Aerospace); 71/89 (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. Ka-band HTS channel uplink SNIR probability model

    Liping Ai

    Version of Record online: 6 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/sat.1209

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    This article presents an analytic study of Ka-band high-throughput-satellite (HTS) channel uplink signal-to-noise-plus-interference-ratio (SNIR). It addresses the SNIR distribution for mobiles and urban users and fills in the blank of the theoretic study of the problem.

  2. An adaptive calibration and beamforming technique for a GEO satellite data relay

    Andreas Winterstein and Lukasz A. Greda

    Version of Record online: 23 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/sat.1213

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    A digitally enhanced multibeam antenna using the array-fed reflector principle is proposed. It shall be used on a geostationary orbit satellite acting as a communication relay for several low Earth orbit satellites.We present numerical cosimulation results and an experimental validation of the system concept.

  3. Time division inter-satellite link topology generation problem: Modeling and solution

    Xiaogeng Chu and Yuning Chen

    Version of Record online: 23 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/sat.1212

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    • We study the time-division inter-satellite link topology generation (TDILTG) problem for the well-known Chinese BeiDou Global Navigation Satellite System.
    • We propose a mathematical model and identify 2 tight lower bounds for the TDILTG problem.
    • We proposed a highly efficient heuristic algorithm called Deterministic Constructive algorithm which is able to obtain the optimal solutions for most tested instances in less than 1 second.
  4. Congestion management techniques for disruption-tolerant satellite networks

    Pablo G. Madoery, Juan A. Fraire and Jorge M. Finochietto

    Version of Record online: 23 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/sat.1210

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    Delay and disruption-tolerant networks are becoming an appealing solution for extending Internet boundaries toward challenges environments. In particular, when applied to satellite networks, trajectories estimation can be used to improve routing decisions. However, congestion problems might arise because of capacity overbooking of forthcoming connections (contacts). In this work, we investigate different congestion mitigation and avoidance strategies based on local and global knowledge of the DTN topology.

  5. Effect of raindrop size distribution and rain rate inhomogeneity on the relationship between attenuation and depolarization

    Peeramed Chodkaveekityada and Hajime Fukuchi

    Version of Record online: 15 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/sat.1208

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    Depolarization due to rain is another factor that degrades satellite propagation signals, especially in the higher frequency bands and in places that have high rates of rainfall. A formula to predict cross-polarization as a function of attenuation has been proposed, and it is derived by a theoretical calculation using frequency, the forward scattering amplitude of raindrops, rainfall rates, the raindrop size distribution, and various other propagation parameters.