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Wednesday, September 26, 2001

08:00

Registration

09:15

Opening Remarks (Portofino Room)

09:30

New and Updated Systems I (Portofino Room)

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

New and Updated Systems II (Portofino Room)

13:15

Lunch

15:30

Experimental Results (Portofino Room)

17:00

Coffee Break

18:00

Celebration of the Centennial of Marconi's First Transatlantic Transmission (Portofino Room)

19:30

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Thursday, September 27, 2001

08:30

Parallel Sessions:

- Propagation (Portofino Room)
- Advances in Components (Tigullio Room)

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Parallel Sessions:

- Fade Mitigation (Portofino Room)
- Advances in Antennas (Tigullio Room)

12:45

Lunch

14:30

Parallel Sessions:

- Protocols I (Portofino Room)
- Architecture I (Tigullio Room)
- IX CEPIT Meeting: ITALSAT Propagation Experiments (Room A)

16:00

Coffee Break

16:30

Parallel Sessions:

- Protocols II (Portofino Room)
- Architecture II (Tigullio Room)

20:00

Reception and Dinner

Friday, September 28, 2001

09:00

Ground Systems I (Portofino Room)

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Ground Systems II (Portofino Room)

12:00

Financing and Marketing (Portofino Room)

13:00

Closing Remarks (Portofino Room)

13:15

Lunch

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Technical Program

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2001

08:00

Registration

09:15 - 9:30

Opening Remarks (Portofino Room)

Speakers:
F. Valdoni,
Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
F. Marconicchio, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Italy
F. Gargione, Satellite Systems Consultant, USA

09:30 -11:00

(Portofino Room)  

SESSION 1: New and Updated Systems
Chairperson: R.T. Gedney, Advanced Communications Technology, USA

1.1

A Robust, High Performance Network Provided by Astrolink
D.S. Rosener, J.D. Grant, I.M. McCain, R.L. Gobbi, Astrolink International, USA; H.L. Berger, S. Gupta, TRW Space & Electronics, USA

1.2

Broadband Payloads for the Emerging Ka-Band Market
M. Bever, S. Willoughby, E. Wiswell, K. Ho, S. Linsky, TRW Space & Electronics, USA

1.3

Extending ACTS Operations Through a University-Based Consortium
R. Bauer, R. Krawczyk, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA; D. Irwin,
H. Kruse, Ohio University, USA

1.4

The Communications System of the German Multimedia Demonstration Experiment MEDIS
W. Milcz, P. Rieger, Bosch SatCom, Germany

1.5

EUTELSAT Ka-Band Applications
H.T. Fenech, E. Weller, A. Pujante, E. Lance, S. Agnelli, E. Feltrin, EUTELSAT, France

1.6

Assessment of Joint Scientific Experiments in the DAVID Mission
A. Paraboni, C. Capsoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; M. Ruggieri, Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy; C. Bonifazi, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Italy; M. Pratesi, CNIT-Parma, Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break


11:30 - 13:15

(Portofino Room)

SESSION 2: New and Updated Systems II
Chairperson: F. Marconicchio, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Italy

2.1

Koreasat Ka-Band System for Multimedia Services
Y.-W. Kwon, C.-W. Kim, Y.-J. Yoon, H. Hwangbo, Korea Telecom, Korea

 

2.2

NASA Ka-Band Transition Systems for Near Earth Communications - Capabilities and Demonstrations
D. Zillig, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, USA; M. Burns, J. Brase, ITT Industries, USA

2.3

Ka Band Interorbit Communication System in Japanese Experiment Module - Control for the RF Radiation to the ISS
T. Ito, Y. Hasegawa, J. Sakai, F. Kawamata, NASDA, Japan; K. Kurihara, NEC Engineering, Japan

2.4

Combined Use of Italsat and Globalstar Satellite Systems for Monitoring and Disaster Recovery Purposes
M. Luglio, F. Vatalaro, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy; G. Nicolai, L. Splendorini, Elsacom, Italy; L. Zuliani, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Italy

2.5

Development of Data Relay Test Satellite (DRTS) Inter-Orbit Communication Equipment (ICE) Proto-Flight Model (PFM)
S. Kosugi, Y. Sudo, NASDA, Japan; N. Batori, N. Hotta, MELCO, Japan; M. Amano, NEC Networks, Japan

2.6

Integrated Broadcast Interactive System - IBIS
J. de la Plaza, Alcatel Espacio, Spain

2.7

ITU-R Studies of Sharing between Space Systems and Terrestrial Systems in the 25.25-27.5 GHz Band
B. Younes, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, USA; J.E. Miller, S.M. Chang, ITT Industries, USA


13:15 - 15:30

Lunch

15:30 - 17:00

(Portofino Room)

SESSION 3: Experimental Results
Chairperson: R. Bauer, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA

3.1

Trans-Pacific HDR Satellite Communications Experiment, Phase-2 Results Summary
E. Hsu, C. Hung, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA; R.desJardins, M. Foster, R. Gilstrap, L. Chao, NASA Research and Education Network, USA; M. Gill, H. Tatsumi, National Library of Medicine and Sapporo Medical University, Japan; B. Edelson, N. Helm, A. Mac Rae, George Washington University, USA; N. Kadowaki, N. Yoshimura, T. Takahashi, Communications Research Laboratory, Japan; P. Gary, P.Lang, K. Kranacs, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, USA; P. Shopbell, G. Walzer, D. Wellnitz, California Institute of Technology and University of Maryland, USA; G. Gargione, Satellite Systems Consultant, USA

3.2

ITALSAT F1 Global Payload Utilisation for Broadband Communication Application Experiments
V. Schena, G. Losquadro, Alenia Spazio, Italy

3.3

Ka-Band Land-Mobile Satellite Communications Using ACTS
C. Pike, C. Desormeaux, Industry Canada-Communications Research Centre, Canada

3.4

A Tele-Education Oriented Experiment Based on an Integrated Terrestrial/Satellite Network
D. Adami, CNIT-University of Pisa, Italy; P. Castoldi, CNIT-National Photonic Networks Laboratory, Italy; M. Marchese, CNIT-University of Genova, Italy;
A. Morelli, CNIT-University of Parma, Italy; L.S. Ronga, CNIT-University of Firenze, Italy

3.5

Ka-Band and X-Band Observations of the Solar Corona Acquired During Superior Conjunctions Using Interplanetary Spacecraft
D. Morabito, S. Shambayati, S. Finley, D. Fort, J. Taylor. K. Moyd, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA

17:00 - 17:30

Coffee Break

18:00 - 19:30

(Portofino Room)

Celebration of the Centennial of Marconi's First Transatlantic Transmission

Speakers:
F. Gargione, Satellite Systems Consultant, USA
F. Valdoni, Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
G. Berretta, EUTELSAT, France
F. Marconicchio, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Italy

19:30

(Poolside Restaurant of the Grand Hotel Miramare)

Welcome Cocktail Reception


Thursday, September 27, 2001


08:30 - 10:30

(Portofino Room)

SESSION 4: Propagation
Chairperson: A. Paraboni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

4.1

Results from Five Years of Rain Rate Measurements
A. Rocha, University of Aveiro, Portugal; J.C. Neves, Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal

4.2

Eight Years of ITALSAT Copolar Attenuation Statistics at Spino d'Adda
A. Paraboni, C. Riva, L. Valbonesi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; M. Mauri, Centro Studi per le Telecomunicazioni Spaziali, CNR - Politecnico di Milano, Italy

4.3

Ka-Band Rain Attenuation Estimation Using Weather Radar
A. Dissanayake, K.-T. Lin, LMGT, USA

4.4

Florida ACTS Diversity Measurements at Ka-Band
H. Helmken, Florida Atlantic University, USA; R. Henning, University of South Florida, USA

 

4.5

Theoretical Versus Empirical Results for Site Diversity Studies in a Subtropical Region
C. Emrich, Florida Solar Energy Center, USA; R. Acosta, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA

 

4.6

Extension of Existing Models for Evaluating Site Diversity Performance for Rain Fade Mitigation
J. Stafford, N. Terril, ITT Industries, USA


08:30 -10:30

(Tigullio Room)

SESSION 5: Advances in Components
Chairperson: R. J. Kerczewwski, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA

5.1

CNT - ASI Project: Integration of Multimedia Services on Satellite
Connected Heterogeneous Networks - CDMA DSP Multirate Modem - Hardware Architecture and Implementation
P. Antognoni, E. Sereni, CNIT-University of Perugia, Italy; S. Carlini, M. Scafi, Digilab 2000, Italy

5.2

A Fully Integrated Multi-Frequency Modulator Assembly for Ka-Band Multimedia Missions
M. Spinnler, V. Lahr, Bosch SatCom, Germany

5.3

Broadband Packet Switch Processor
S. Mishima, L. Moy-Yee, G. Yee-Madera, E. Yousefi, TRW Space & Electronics, USA

5.4

Broadband Multibeam FDMA/TDMA Digital Channelizer/Demodulator
D. Carrozza, E. Homier, R. Jue, TRW Space & Electronics, USA

5.5

Compact Frequency Converters for a Ka-Band Telecommunications Satellite Payload
F.C. Tramm, TRW Space & Electronics, USA

5.6

Status of New Six-Port Receivers
J.J. Brault, K. Wu, R.G. Bosisio, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada

5.7

Ka-Band Dual Linearized Channel Amplifier for EuroSkyWay Multimedia Satellite
A.-M. Khilla, D. Leucht, Bosch SatCom, Germany

5.8

Ka-Band Redundant and Reconfiguration Matrix for EuroSkyWay Multimedia Satellite
A.-M. Khilla, J. Niederbäumer, D. Scharlewsky, J. Schäufler, Bosch SatCom, Germany

10:30 -11:00

Coffee Break


11:00

(Portofino Room)

SESSION 6: Fade Mitigation
Chairperson: H. Helmken, Florida Atlantic University, USA

 

6.1

Some Optimum Error Control Architecture Suitable for Correlated Channel by Markov Decision Process
A. Nugroho, PT Telkom, Indonesia; E. Indarto, StreamCom, Indonesia

6.2

Up-Link Power Control as a Fade Mitigation Technique to Comply Service Availability Requirements of the Interface Air of SAGAM at Ka Band
L. Castanet, J. Lemorton, ONERA, France; M. Bousquet, SUPAERO, France; B. Garnier, Alcatel Space Industries, France

 

6.3

Rain Fade Mitigation Scheme for a Regional GEO Multimedia Satellite Architecture
P. Takats, EMS Technologies, Canada

6.4

Performance of Multiple-Site Diversity Systems Investigated Through Radar Simulations
C. Capsoni, M. D'Amico, M. Lando, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

 

6.5

A comparison of Uplink Power Control Methods for Ka-Band Telecommunications Systems
D. Nivens, TRW Space and Electronics, USA

 

6.6

Evaluation of some Conventional Terminal Antennas' Performance in Rain at Ka-Band Frequencies
M.M.Z. Kharadly, R. Ross, University of British Columbia, Canada


11:00 - 12:45

(Tigullio Room)

SESSION 7: Advances in Antennas
Chairperson: N. Kadowaki, Communications Research Laboratory, Japan

7.1

Developments on Ka-Band Antennas for Commercial Geostationary Communication Satellites at Alenia Spazio
R. Battaglia, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Italy; R. Mizzoni, Alenia Spazio, Italy

7.2

Broadband Communications Satellite Antenna Technology for the Emerging Ka-Band Market
C. Chandler, L. Hoey, D. Hixon, R. Chan, T. Smigla, L. Wilson, A. Peebles, M. Em,
S. Suleiman, TRW Space & Electronics, USA

7.3

Ka-Band Phased Array System Characterization
R. Acosta, S. Johnson, O. Sands, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA; K. Lambert, Analex Corporation, USA

 

7.4

An Antenna Pointing System for Ka Band Satellite with Multibeam Coverages
R. Collina, A. Pisano, A. Ritorto, Alenia Spazio, Italy

 

7.5

Ka-Band Multibeam Active Phased Array Antenna
S. Takatsu, K. Yamauchi, H. Nakaguro, A. Akaishi, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan;
N. Kadowaki, Communications Research Lab., Japan

 

7.6

RF MEMS and their Applications in NASA's Space Communication Systems
W.D. Williams, G.E. Ponchak, A.J. Zaman, E.G. Wintucky, J.D.Wilson, M.C. Scardelletti,
R.Q. Lee, H.D. Nguyen, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA; R.N. Simons, QSS, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA; C. Kory, Analex Corporation, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA

 

7.7

High Rate User Ka-Band Phased Array Antenna Test Results
A. Caroglanian, K. Perko, S. Seufert, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, USA; T. Dod, Swales Aerospace, USA; J. Warshowsky, Harris Corporation, USA


12:45 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 16:00

(Portofino Room)

SESSION 8: Protocols I
Chairperson: P. Chitre, Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, USA

 

8.1

Performance of Reliable Multicast Protocols via Satellite at EHF with Persistent Fades
M. Koyabe, G. Fairhurst, University of Aberdeen, UK

 

8.2

Network Architectures to Improve the Performance of the Transport Layer in Satellite Communications
M. Marchese, CNIT-University of Genoa, Italy

 

8.3

The Use of TCP/IP Performance Enhancing Proxies for Regional GEO Multimedia Satellite Systems
J. Neale, A. Pether, A. Mohsen, P. Takats, EMS Technologies, Canada; G. Begin, Université du Québec a' Montréal, Canada

 

8.4

QoS-Aware Integrated Encoding and Modulation for Ka-Band Satellite Systems for the Internet
M.A. Bergamo, BBN Technologies, USA

 

8.5

Global Standardization Activities for Broadband Satellite Systems with Global Focus on ETSI, DVB, IETF and TIA Activities
H. Skinnemoen, Nera, Norway; H. Tork, Telia Research, Sweden;
G. Stette, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; E. Laborde, Hughes Network Systems, USA; G. Fairhurst, University of Aberdeen, UK

 

8.6

Support of IP Routing and of TCP/IP over Fast-Switching Geo-Satellite Networks
G. Losquadro, F. Mazzolini, L. Secondiani, Alenia Spazio, Italy


14:30 - 16:00

(Tigullio Room)

Session 9: Architecture I
Chairperson: M. Wittig, ESA / ESTEC, The Nedherlands

9.1

Parametric Report of Interference in Ka-Band Multiple-Beam Broadband Satellite Payload Architectures
S. Sleight, F. Toth, M. Thorburn, M. Fashano, Space Systems/Loral, USA

 

9.2

Ka-Band Satellite Payload Considerations
J. A. Mazzei, The Aerospace, USA; A. Bartko, Defense Information Systems Agency, USA

9.3

Emulation of Circuit Oriented Satellite Systems
G. Albertengo, CNIT-Politecnico di Torino, Italy

 

9.4

Development Status of On-Board Processing Technology for a Space Based High-Data-Rate Internet
N. Kadowaki, N. Yoshimura, M. Nakao, Y. Ogawa, N. Nishinaga, Communications Research Laboratory, Japan

 

9.5

On Board Processing Payload Architectures for Satellite Multimedia Services
R. Giubilei, R. Novello, A. Pisano, Alenia Spazio, Italy

 

9.6

A Control Architecture for Short-and Medium-Term Bandwidth Allocation in Satellite Channels with Fading
R. Bolla, F. Davoli, University of Genoa, Italy; N. Celandroni, E. Ferro, CNUCE-CNR, Italy;
M. Marchese, CNIT-University of Genoa, Italy

14:00 - 18:00

(Room A)

IX CEPIT Meeting: ITALSAT Propagation Experiments
Chairperson: A. Pawlina, CNR-CSTS, Italy

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break


16:30 - 18:15

(Portofino Room)

SESSION 10: Protocols II
Chairperson: F. Davoli, Universita' di Genova, Italy

 

10.1

Resource Management with the Connectionless IP-Dedicated Satellite Access Scheme
T. Zein, I. Buret, S. Combes, S. Josset, Alcatel Space Industries, France

 

10.2

Use of Multicarrier-CDMA Techniques for Variable-Bit-Rate Transmission System Over Geo-Stationary Satellite Networks
C. Sacchi, G. Gera, C. S. Regazzoni, University of Genoa, Italy

 

10.3

Validation of IP-Telephony over EuroSkyWay Nertwork
A. Sánchez, Telefonica R&D, Spain; H. Cruickshank, University of Surrey, UK; F. Carducci, Alenia Spazio, Italy; B. Carro, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

 

10.4

Interoperability Challenges for Ka-Band Satellite Systems  
P. Chitre, P. Inukai, Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, USA

 

10.5

Delivery of QoS Sensitive Mobile Services over an IP-Based Satellite Network Complemented with Wireless Terrestrial Components
C. Tocci, P. Conforto, G. Losquadro, Alenia Spazio, Italy; F. Fedi, Space Software Italia, Italy

 

10.6

A Service and System Simulator for the EuroSkyWay Network
J. Rammer, M. Conte, F. Schlapansky, Siemens, Austria ; A. Pandolfi, V. Podda, Alenia Spazio, Italy

 

10.7

A Generalized Air Interface as a Potential Space-to-Ground Standard
H. Berger, M. Bever, R. Jue, TRW Space & Electronics, USA


16:30 - 18:00

(Tigullio Room)

SESSION 11: Architecture II
Chairperson: F. Valdoni, Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

 

11.1

Satellite Communications for Aeronautical Applications: Recent Research and Development Results
R. J. Kerczewski, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA

11.2

Payload Switch Control in a Ka-Band Processed Payload
C. Hare, Astrolink International, USA

 

11.3

Preventive and Reactive Congestion Control in Geosynchronous Satellite-Switched ATM Networks: Sketch of an Analysis Methodology
R. L. Gobbi, Astrolink International, USA

11.4

Analysis of Logon Time in Satellite Networks
A. Iuoras, EMS Technologies, Canada

 

11.5

CNIT-ASI Project: Integration of Multimedia Services on Satellite Connected Heterogeneous Networks - CDMA DSP Multirate Modem. CDMA Multi-User Reception
L.S. Ronga, CNIT-University of Florence, Italy

11.6

DSP-based CDMA Satellite Modem: a Low Complexity Acquisition and Tracking Algorithm
A. Conti, D. Dardari University of Bologna, Italy

20:00 - 23:00

(Club Restaurant Covo di Nord Est)

RECEPTION AND DINNER


Friday, September 28, 2001

09:00 - 10:30

(Portofino Room)

SESSION 12: Ground Systems I
Chairperson: J. King, Communications Research Centre, Canada

 

12.1

Conceptual Design of the Ground Segment for Gigabit Internet Satellite Network  
N. Yoshimura, N. Kadowaki, M. Nakao, Y. Ogawa, N. Nishinaga, Communications Research Laboratory, Japan

12.2

Rapid Pedestal Calibration for Transportable Earth Stations
K. Willey, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

12.3

Flexible DVB RCS Terminal Implementation  
J. Gilderson, T. Mascioli, M. Sprigings, SpaceBridge Semiconductor, Canada

 

12.4

Radiation Safety for Small Ka-Band Satellite Interactive Terminals  
A. Correnti, Lockheed Martin Management and Data Systems, USA

 

12.5

Feasibility of Nonlinear Transmitters for Ka-Band SIT ODUs
E. Guetre, B. Kocay, W. Strecko, J.L. Fikart, NII Norsat International, Canada

12.6

Universal Type Approvals for Ka-band Ground Equipment
R.L. Brooker, Andrew, USA

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break


 11:00 - 12:00

(Portofino Room)

SESSION 13: Ground Systems II
Chairperson: F. Marconicchio, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Italy

 

13.1

Advances in Broadband Satellite Gateways and Terminals  
H. Skinnemoen, Nera, Norway

13.2

Aspects of Cost Effective Broadband Interactive Ka Band Satellite Terminal Design
T.P. McGree, Raytheon, USA

13.3

ESA's Technology Research for Ka-band Ground Antennae Design
A. Cozzani, ESA/ESOC, Germany; P. Emde, MAN Technologies, Germany

 

13.4

Frequency Tracking Experiments for the FedSat Ka Band Satellite
S. Reisenfeld, E. Aboutanios, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

12:00 - 13:00

(Portofino Room)

SESSION 14: Financing and Marketing
Chairperson: F. Gargione, Satellite Systems Consultant, USA

14.1

Feasibility Analysis and Financing Strategy in Multimedia Ka-Band Satellite Projects
M. Spagnulo, F. Nasini, Alenia Spazio, Italy

14.2

Role Models for Ka-Band Satellites
W.L. Morgan, Communications Center Consultant, USA

14.3

Ka-Band Systems & Services for the Broadband Access Market
J. Wakeling, Ignite Broadcast & Satellite Communications, UK

14.4

Success Factors for Broadband Satellite Systems
R.J. Rusch, The TA Group, USA

13:00 - 13:15

(Portofino Room)

Closing Remarks

Speakers:
F. Valdoni,
Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
F. Marconicchio, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Italy
F. Gargione, Satellite Systems Consultant, USA

Announcement of date and location of the next Conference

13:15 - 15:00

Lunch



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