Commercial Space Applications:  Transformation, Fusion and Competition

Trieste, Italy, October 16 - 19, 2017.

Conference Program

08:00 - 09:00
Lobby
Registration
09:00 - 17:30
Tergeste Room
Colloquium High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Broadband Opportunities: Orbits, Architectures, Spectrum, Interference and Markets
PROGRAM

09:00 - 09:10
Colloquium Opening
Co-Chairs: Hector Fenech, Eutelsat, France and Nader S. Alagha, ESA, The Netherlands


09:10 - 10:30
Session 1: What is a HTS System?
Co-Chairs: Hector Fenech, Eutelsat, France and Nader S. Alagha, ESA, The Netherlands


09:10 - What pushed us into HTS Systems?
Hector Fenech, Eutelsat, France

09:30 - What is the Current Status of HTS?
Marc Agnew, ViaSat, USA

09:50 - What are the Challenges?
Glyn Thomas, Airbus, United Kingdom

10:10 - Q&A


10:30 - 11:00 - Coffee Break


11:00 - 12:40
Session 2: GEO? LEO? 5G?
Co-Chairs: Hector Fenech, Eutelsat, France and Nader S. Alagha, ESA, The Netherlands


11:00 - Why a GEO HTS System?
Peter Garland, MDA Corp., Canada

11:20 - Why are LEO Constellations Appearing Now?
Tony Azzarelli, OneWeb, United Kingdom

11:40 - Can 5G Enhance the Satellite Offer?
Ana Perez-Neira, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

12:00 - How Can Space and Terrestrial Networks Complement Each Other?
Alex Holvoet, LeoSat, the Netherlands

12:20 - Q&A


12:40 - 13:40 - Lunch Break

13:40 - 15:20
Session 3: Satellite System Architectures
Co-Chairs: Hector Fenech, Eutelsat, France and Nader S. Alagha, ESA, The Netherlands


13:40 - What Are the Current HTS Architectures? (GEO)
Sonya Amos, Eutelsat, France

14:00 - What Are the Current HTS Architectures? (LEO)
Didier Le Boulch, Thales Alenia Space, France

14:20 - What Are the Tendencies in the Networks?
Joel Grotz, SES Engineering, Luxembourg

14:40 - What Are the Tendencies for the Terminals?
Thierry Abraham, Satixfy, Israel

15:00 - Q&A



15:20 – 15:50 - Coffee Break



15:50 – 17:30
Session 4: Is There Space for Everybody? Commercial? Spectrum?
Co-Chairs: Hector Fenech, Eutelsat, France and Nader S. Alagha, ESA, The Netherlands


15:50 - Can the Spectrum Be Shared Between the Systems?
Wladimir Bocquet, Eutelsat, France

16:10 - Can So Many Systems Work Together, Technically?
Damien Roques, ESA/ECSAT, United Kingdom

16:30 - What Are the Differences in the Business Cases for GEO and LEO?
Rajeev Gopal, Hughes Network Systems, USA

16:50 - What Are the benefits for the End Users?
James Hinds, Airbus, United Kingdom

17:10 - Q&A


20:00 - 22:30
Joint Conference Chairs Dinner (by Invitation)
08:00 - 08:30
Lobby
Registration
08:30 - 08:40
Tergeste Room
Opening Session Welcome

- Richard T. Gedney, Consultant, USA (23rd Ka and Broadband Communications Conference Co-Chair)

- Marco Lisi, ESA, The Netherlands (35th AIAA ICSSC Co-Chair)



08:40 - 09:15
Tergeste Room
Opening Session Keynote
Introduction by Denise Ponchack, NASA HQ, USA

Keynote Speaker:
- Badri Younes, Deputy Associate Administrator, SCaN, NASA HQ, USA
The future of NASA’s Space Communications

09:40 - 10:30
Tergeste Room
Round Table Commercial Space Applications: Transformation, Fusion and Competition

The rapid technology revolution, large-scale services integration, new launch options, the LEO and GEO constellations competition and the integration of markets are driving and pushing toward a big transformation in satellite systems. The Panel will discuss these new challenges.

Moderator: Peter Garland, MDA Corp., Canada

Panelists:

- Badri Younes, NASA HQ, USA
- Marco Lisi, ESA, The Netherlands
- Marc Agnew, ViaSat, USA
- Naoto Kadowaki, NICT, Japan
- Denise Ponchak, NASA, USA

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00
Tergeste Room
Plenary Panel 1 Optical Technology and Systems

Space-based free-space optical communications is a concept that has been around since the
invention of lasers in the 1960’s. In the last few years there has been an impressive amount of
activity to demonstrate and launch satellites that carry on-board optical technology. These
optical links are being utilized not only for inter-satellite links, but for space-ground links where
gigabit data rates are a big enough draw to overcome the large propagation losses they can
encounter in the atmosphere and additional pointing requirements. This plenary panel will
discuss the state of the art of optical technologies and the optical systems in play today.

Moderator: Pete Vrotsos, ZIN Technologies, USA

Panelists:

- Hughes Boulnois, Airbus, Germany
Globalisation of Space Based Laser Communication
- Don Cornwell, NASA, USA
NASA’s Optical Communications Program for 2018 and Beyond
- Eva Gonzalez, Inmarsat, United Kingdom
Inmarsat’s view on Optical Communications in Space
- Harald Hauschildt, ESA ARTES, The Netherlands
ESA’s ScyLight Programme on Optical Communications and Space Based Quantum Cryptography
- David Mitlyng, BridgeSAT, USA
BridgeSat’s View of the Market and Technology for Optical Systems
- Sandro Scalise, DLR, Germany
DLR’s Optical Communications Program for 2018 and beyond

13:00 - 14:30
Lunch Break
14:30 - 16:10
Room A
ICSSC 1 HTS and Multi-Beam Systems I
Chair: Nader S. Alagha, ESA, The Netherlands
14:30 - 15:50
Room B
Ka 1 Q/V Communication Experiments & Technologies I
Chair: Juan Rivera Castro, ESA, the Netherlands and Giorgia Parca, ASI, Italy
14:30 - 15:50
Room C
ICSSC 2 High Data Rate Architectures and Bandwidth Efficient Schemes I
Chair: Tom Butash, Innovative Aerospace IS, USA
14:30 - 16:10
Room D
Ka 2 HTS On-Board Processing, Payload Architectures and Technologies I
Chair: Alessandro Le Pera, Eutelsat, France
14:30 - 16:10
Room E
15th BroadSky Workshop: One More Asset for the 5th Generation
The new wave is coming to satellite communications world with Super HTS and Super LEO Constellations. At the same time, terrestrial mobile communications are moving into 5th Generation (5G).
5G will provide various kinds of communication capabilities by users’ requirements, such as very high throughput, very low latency, very high density of terminals, and so on. Though satellite communications seldom appear in discussions of 5G, it is included in the concept of 5G. Satellite communications can provide some unique advantages to the 5G environment.

PROGRAM

14:30- 14:40
Opening Remarks
Naoto Kadowaki, NICT, Japan

14:40- 15:10
The Network Effect, 5G and Satellite Communications
Bruce R. Elbert, Application Technology Strategy, LLC, USA

15:10- 15:40
Role and Expectations of satellite communication in 5G
Eiji Okamoto, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

15:40- 16:10
Telespazios View about GNSS and 5G Integration
Marco Brancati, Telespazio, Italy


16:10 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:10
Room A
ICSSC 3 HTS and Multi-Beam Systems II
Chair: Liping Ai, George Washington University, USA and Amane Miura, NICT, Japan
16:30 - 17:50
Room B
Ka 3 Q/V Communication Experiments & Technologies II
Chair: Tommaso Rossi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy and Giuseppe Codispoti, ASI, Italy
16:30 - 18:10
Room C
ICSSC 4 High Data Rate Architectures and Bandwidth Efficient Schemes II
Chair: Farbod Kayhan, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
16:30 - 18:10
Room D
Ka 4 Earth Observation
Chair: Barry Evans, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
16:30 - 18:10
Room E
15th BroadSky Workshop: One More Asset for the 5th Generation (Contd)
PROGRAM (Contd)

16:30- 17:00
Effort toward SatCom and 5G in SES (TBD)
Ray Sperber, SES, Luxembourg

17:00- 17:30
Interactions Between RF and Optical Space Communications Within the Context of 5G
Barry A. Matsumori, BRIDGE SAT, USA

17:30- 18:00
Satixfys Technology: Building Blocks for Low Cost High Performance Satellite Systems
Thierry Abraham, Satixfy, Israel

Closing
Naoto Kadowaki, NICT, Japan


19:00 - 21:00
Joint Conference Welcome Cocktail Reception
08:00 - 08:30
Lobby
Registration
08:30 - 10:30
Tergeste Room
Plenary Panel 2 New Markets Emerging from Aviation and Autonomy
Rapid new uses of airspace coupled with recent advances in autonomy will change the nature
of how people live and work. The growth of the civilian drone services (Unmanned or Remotely
Piloted Aircraft Systems, UAS, RPAS) took market analysts totally by surprise. Coupled with
the tremendous research taking place in autonomy and its applications to self-driving cars and
drone operations could cause an exciting new opportunity for satellites. Come hear what is happening in these growth fields.

Moderator: Marco Lisi, ESA, The Netherlands

Panelists:

- Paul Bosman, EUROCONTROL,Belgium
Delivering Ka-band Satellite Solutions for the Real World of Aviation

- Marco Brancati, Telespazio, Italy

- Paolo Burzigotti, ESA, The Netherlands

- Gian-Gherardo Calini, GSA-EU, Czech Republic

- David Coiley, Inmarsat, United Kingdom
Delivering Ka-band satellite solutions for the real world of Aviation



09:00 - 10:30
Room E
3rd General Assembly Aldo Paraboni Experimenters Group
Chair: Carlo Riva, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:20
Room A
ICSSC 5 LEO Satellite Technologies
Chair: Ifiok Otung, University of South Wales, United Kingdom and Naoto Kadowaki, NICT, Japan
11:00 - 12:20
Room B
Ka 5 HTS Systems
Chair: Tom Butash, Innovative Aerospace IS, USA
11:00 - 12:20
Room C
ICSSC 6 Propagation
Chair: Emilio Matricciani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
11:00 - 12:20
Room D
Ka 6 Components I
Chair: Hampton Chan, SSL, USA
12:20 - 14:00
Lunch Break and AIAA Aerospace Communications Award & Acceptance Speech
14:00 - 15:20
Room A
ICSSC 7 Emerging Satellite Architectures
Chair: Fun Hu, University of Bradford, UK
14:00 - 15:40
Room B
Ka 7 Protocols
Chair: Mario Blanco, The Mitre, USA
14:00 - 15:20
Room C
ICSSC 8 Satellite Payloads
Chair: Peter Garland, MDA, Canada
14:00 - 15:20
Room D
Ka 8 Components II
Chair: Tony Stajcer, Honeywell, Canada
14:00 - 15:40
Room E
3rd General Assembly Aldo Paraboni Experimenters Group
15:40 - 16:10
Coffee Break
16:10 - 17:50
Room A
Ka 9 Special Topics
Chair: Arduino Patacchini, ARPASAT, France
16:10 - 17:50
Room B
Ka 10 Ground Equipment I
Chair: Richard T. Gedney, Consultant, USA
16:10 - 17:50
Room C
Ka 11 HTS Onboard Processing, Payload Architectures and Technologies II
Chair: Peter Garland, MDA, Canada
16:10 - 17:50
Room D
Ka 12 Optical Communications
Chair: Naoto Kadowaki, NICT, Japan
16:10 - 17:50
Room E
3rd General Assembly Aldo Paraboni Experimenters Group
20:30 - 23:00
Joint Conference Dinner
08:30 - 09:30
Room A
ICSSC 9 Integrated Telecom Systems
Chair: Denise Ponchak. NASA, USA
08:30 - 10:10
Room B
Ka 13 Ground Equipment II
Chair: Avi Freedman, Satixfy, Israel
08:30 - 10:10
Room C
Ka 14 Propagation I
Chair: Carlo Riva, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
08:30 - 09:50
Room D
Ka 15 Small Satellites I
Chair: Giacinto Losquadro, Thales Alenia Space, Italy
10:10 - 10:40
Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:40
Room A
ICSSC 10 Transmitter Systems
Chair: Nafiz Karabudak, Lockheed Martin, USA
10:40 - 12:00
Room B
Ka 16 Navigation Systems and Applications
Chair: Gian-Gherardo Calini, GSA, Czech Republic
10:40 - 12:00
Room C
Ka 17 Propagation II
Chair: Michael Zemba, NASA, USA
10:40 - 11:40
Room D
Ka 18 Small Satellites II
Chair: James Hinds, Airbus, United Kingdom
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:50
Room A
ICSSC 11 Communication Networks and Protocols
Chair: Jonathan Rodriguez, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Aveiro, Portugal
13:30 - 14:30
Room B
Ka 19 Ka Telecommunication Systems
Chair: Marco Brancati, Telespazio, Italy
13:30 - 14:30
Room C
Ka 20 Antennas
Chair: Mike Cascone, CPI, USA
13:30 - 15:00
Room D
ICSSC 12 Space Agencies: Next-generation Communications Architectures

Presentations by:

- Guy Lesthievent, Toulouse Space Center/CNES, France
- Salvador Marti, ESA, The Netherlands
- Enrico Russo, ASI, Italy
- James Schier, NASA, USA
- Masanobu Yakima, JAXA, Japan


14:50 - 15:20
Coffee Break
15:20 - 17:20
Tergeste Room
Plenary Panel 3 Disruptive Broadband Systems
Historically, GEO satellites have taken advantage of broad area coverage to identify their sweet
spot which enabled the growth of video distribution services (DBS and DTH) to the consumer.
Today, the desire is for broadband services to anyone, anytime and anywhere. This slow and
steady trend to streaming broadband data to individual users has given rise to competing
technology solutions. This has led to a mismatch of supply and demand and the disruption of
long standing $/MHz pricing models. Where will this all lead?

Moderator: Chris Hoeber, CFH Engineering, USA

Panelists:

- Marc Agnew, ViaSat, USA
- Barry Evans, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
- Peter Garland, MDA Corp., Canada
- Rajeev Gopal, Hughes Network Systems, USA
- James Hinds, Airbus, United Kingdom
- Achim Kleine, SES, Luxembourg
17:20 - 17:40
AIAA ICSSC Best Paper Awards
17:40 - 18:00
Tergeste Room
Closing
- Richard Gedney
- Marco Lisi
- Denise Ponchak
- Franco Marconicchio
- Peter Garland
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