Satellites and the Internet

Bologna, October 12-14, 2015

Conference Program

08:00 - 08:30
Foyer
Registration and Material Pick-up
08:30 - 10:30
Welcome & Introductory Remarks by
- Frank Gargione, Consultant, USA and Franco Marconicchio, Consultant, Italy, Co-Chairs of the 21st Ka and Broadband Communications Conference

Special Session: From Marconi to the Smart Phone

- Marconi: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Visionary Scientist
Gabriele Falciasecca, University of Bologna, Italy

- Marconi: Connecting an Empire
Peter Garland, MDA, Canada

- The Operations and Technology in the Marconi Short Wave
Beam System
Paul Hawkins, Retired - Author, United Kingdom

- 5G: Flexible Networks for Humans and Things
Giovanni Corazza, University of Bologna, Italy

Keynote by

- Princess Elettra Marconi
Marconi, My Father



10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:20
Room A
Session Ka 1 Q/V Communication Experiments
Chair: Marina Ruggieri, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy and Juan Rivera Castro, ESA, The Netherlands; Introductory Remarks by ESA/ASI
11:00 - 12:30
13th BroadSky Workshop
Chair: Yoshihisa Takayama, Tokai University, Japan

- Opening Remarks
Hiroyuki Yano, NICT, Japan

- GSO Communications Satellite Architecture for In-Flight
Broadband Connectivity
Hampton C. Chan, SSL, USA

- Requirements and Technologies for Future Broadband
Aeronautical Communication: Opportunities and
Challenges for SatCom
Oliver Lücke, Zodiac Inflight Innovations, Germany;
Kai-Daniel Buchter, Andreas Sizmann, Bauhaus Luftfahrt,
Germany;
Florian Moll, DLR, Germany

11:00 - 13:20
Room C
Session Ka 2 Earth Observation
Chair: Robert Bauer, NASA, USA
13:20 - 14:30
Lunch Break
14:30 - 16:10
Room A
Session Ka 3 New Systems 1
Chair: Arduino Patacchini, Eutelsat, France
14:30 - 16:10
13th BroadSky Workshop (continued)

- Development of UAV wireless communication systems in
NICT
Hiroyuki Tsuji, NICT, Japan

- Development of On-Board Antennas for Satellite
Communication
Koichi Natsume, Mitsubishi Electric, Japan

- Closing Remarks
Naoto Kadowaki, NICT, Japan

- Adjourn

16:30 - 20:00
Visit of the Lamborghini Museum and Factory. Welcome Cocktail Reception.
08:00 - 08:30
Foyer
Registration and Material Pick-up
08:30 - 09:50
Room A
Session Ka 4 Dual Use Systems & Applications
Chair: Pietro Finocchio, AFCEA, Italy
08:30 - 09:50
Room B
Session Ka 5 Antennas 1
Chair: Giacinto Losquadro, Thales Alenia Space, Italy
08:30 - 10:10
Room C
Session Ka 6 New Systems 2
Chair: Marco Brancati, Telespazio, Italy
10:10 - 10:40
Coffee Break
10:40 - 12:40
Room A
Session Ka 7 Optical Communications
Chair: Naoto Kadowaki, NICT, Japan
10:40 - 12:00
Room B
Session Ka 8 Antennas 2
Chair: Hampton C. Chan, SSL, USA
10:40 - 12:40
Room C
Session Ka 9 Telecommunication Systems
Chair: James Stegeman, NASA, USA
12:40 - 14:30
Lunch Break
14:30 - 16:30
Room A
Session Ka 10 Protocols
Chair: Mario Blanco, The Mitre, USA
14:30 - 16:30
Room B
Session Ka 11 Telecommunication Payloads
Chair: Tom Butash, Innovative Aerospace IS, USA
14:30 - 16:10
Room C
Session Ka 12 Ground Systems
Chair: Yoel Gat, SatixFy, Israel
14:30 - 16:30
Room D
Second General Assembly of Aldo Paraboni Experimenters Group
Chair: Carlo Riva, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy and Antonio Martellucci, ESA, The Netherlands
16:30 - 17:00
Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:20
Room A
Session Ka 13 Interference Mitigation 1
Chair: Enrico Russo, ASI, Italy
17:00 - 18:20
Room B
Session Ka 14 Components 1
Chair: Janine Dokas, COMDEV, Canada
17:00 - 18:40
Room C
Session Ka 15 User Terminals
Chair: Hector Fenech, Eutelsat, France
17:00 - 19:00
Room D
Second General Assembly of Aldo Paraboni Experimenters Group (continued)
Chair: Carlo Riva, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy and Antonio Martellucci, ESA, The Netherlands
20:00 - 23:00
Conference Dinner.
08:00 - 08:30
Foyer
Registration and Material Pick-up
08:30 - 10:30
Room A
Session Ka 16 Propagation
Chair: James Nessel, NASA, USA
08:30 - 10:10
Room B
Session Ka 17 Navigation 1
Chair: Marco Lisi, ESA, The Netherlands
09:00 - 10:20
Room C
Session Ka 18 Interference Mitigation 2
Chair: James Hinds, Airbus, United Kingdom
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:20
Room A
Session Ka 19 Q/V Propagation Experiments
Chair: Antonio Martellucci, ESA, The Netherlands and Giuseppe Codispoti, ASI, Italy
11:00 - 12:40
Room B
Session Ka 20 Navigation 2
Chair: Gian Gherardo Calini, European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency, Czech Republic
11:00 - 12:20
Room C
Session Ka 21 Components 2
Chair: Matteo Berioli, Zodiac Inflight Inovations (TriaGnoSys), Germany
12:20 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:30
Lunch Break
15:00 - 18:30
Visit of the Guglielmo Marconi Museum at Villa Griffone.
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