Space based Communications, Applications and Technologies in the 5G Era:
Moving forward to the Third Decade of the 21st Century

Niagara Falls, Canada, October 15 - 18, 2018

24th Ka and Broadband Conference - Call for Papers

The 24th Ka and Broadband Communications Conference will be held jointly with the 36th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC 2018) in Niagara Falls, Canada, October 15 through 18, 2018.

The Joint Conference will look at a broad spectrum of space communications topics, including the evolution of GEO systems from traditional area coverage to Ultra High Throughput Satellites (UHTS), the growing number of mega constellations expected to enter service in the next decade, navigation applications such as vehicle autonomy, wideband data backhaul from scientific, remote sensing payloads in LEO, and the extension of 5G network to near earth, lunar and deep space environments in support of human exploration. The Conference will address these challenges, looking forward to the employment of new technologies, architectures and system solutions over the next 5 years and well into the third decade of this century. The 24th Ka and Broadband Communications Conference is soliciting papers covering the following topics:


• High speed onboard processing and digital payload architecture and technologies¬†
• High-Speed optical communications,
• Developments for Broadband High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Systems utilizing Q and V band,
• Satellite backhaul for 5G terrestrial networks,
• Protocols and High data rate waveforms,
• Antenna technology,
• Propagation research including measurement,
• Q/V Band Technology and Experiments,
•  Data relay systems,
• In-Flight Wi-Fi System and Services,
• Satellite Systems for IoT,
• Telecommunications systems and technology for Space Exploration (Moon and Mars),
• 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


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

Earth Observation

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

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 Conference Technical Program Co-Chairs at and at
   the Joint Conference Organization at


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