Commercial Space Applications:  Transformation, Fusion and Competition

Trieste, Italy, October 16 - 19, 2017.

23rd Ka Band - Call for Papers

The 23rd Ka and Broadband Communications Conference and the 35th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), the two most influential technical conferences on satellite communications systems, will be held jointly in Trieste, Italy, on October 16 through 19th, 2017.

The theme of the Joint Conference is Commercial Space Applications: Transformation, Fusion and Competition.

The rapid technology revolution, the big fusion due to the large scale services integration, the new launch options, the Leo and Geo constellations competition and the integration of the markets are driving and pushing towards a big transformation in satellite systems. The development of many new Leo systems and small satellites, stratospheric platforms, and Geo systems together with the future exploitation of the new Q/V and possibly W frequency bands are creating a big competitive environment.
With the environment of the The Big Transformation, The Big Fusion and The Big Competition, the 23rd Ka and Broadband Communications Conference is soliciting papers in all areas of activity covering the following satellite topics:


• Leo constellations (technology, system complexity, economic viability)
• Stratospheric Platforms (technology and market perspectives)
• Small satellites (technology, missions, flight results and market perspectives)
• Dual systems and applications
• Telecommunications systems and technology for Space Exploration (Moon and Mars)
• High-Speed optical communications
• Data relay systems
• Protocols
• Components
• Antenna technology
• Q/V Band Technology and Experiments
• Developments for Broadband High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Systems utilizing Q and V band
• In-Flight Wi-Fi System and Services
• Propagation research including measurement
• High data rate waveforms
• Satellite backhaul for 4G and 5G terrestrial networks
• Satellite Systems for IoT
• High speed onboard processing and digital payload architecture and technologies¬†


• Next Generation Space Communications and Navigation Architecture
• Systems & Payloads
• Applications
• Components

Earth Observation

• Systems & Payloads
• Applications
• Components
• Imaging systems and point- wise sensors for weather tracking, climate science, and earth observations
• Small Satellite Earth-Observing programs

Ground Equipment

• Systems
• Gateways
• User Terminals and Low cost commercial earth terminals
• Components

Special Topics

• Integrated applications and services (Telecom, Earth Observation and Navigation)
• Ready to Market Commercial Applications
• Launcher pricing projections
• Systems modeling and market assessment
• Risk Management
• Frequency Coordination and Legal & Insurance Issues

   Information & Inquiries should be directed to:

   the Ka Conference Technical Program Co-Chairs at and at
   the ICSSC Technical Program Chair at
   the Joint Conference Organization at

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