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

Conference Program

08:00 - 09:00
Lobby
Registration
09:00 - 18:00
Room A
Colloquium Satellite for 5G
PROGRAM

09:00 - 09:15*
Colloquium Opening
The Co-Chairs will welcome attendees and open the Colloquium.

09:15 - 10:15*
Session 1: Satellite & 5G
S1 will cover a tutorial on 5G and an overview of the ESA Satellite for 5G initiative

10:15 - 10:30*
Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:30*
Session 2: From Use Cases to Architectures
S2 will address the main 5G Services and Use Cases and present views and status of activities from the 5G cellular world and the 5G satellite world, including consideration on hybrid 5G system architectures.

12:30 - 13:00*
Morning Q&A
The morning will conclude with a general Q&A open to All.

13:00 - 14:00*
Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00*
Session 3: Operators Panel
S3 will be an interactive panel among 5G cellular and satellite (GSO and NGSO) Operators, debating opportunities and challenges of delivering 5G Services.

15:00 - 16:00*
Session 4: Industry Panel
S4 will be an interactive panel among 5G cellular and satellite Industry players, including network vendors and satellite prime manufacturers.

16:00 - 16:15*
Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:30*

Session 5: Satellite Challenges in 5G and Way Forward
S5 will address 5G satellite challenges and opportunities, including standardization and spectrum, followed by an interactive panel drawing conclusion remarks.

17:30 - 18:00*

Afternoon Q&A
The afternoon will conclude with a general Q&A open to All.

(*) Tentative timing

Panelists:

- Huawei - Wen Tong (TBC)
- Nokia - Michael Murphy, CTO America
- Ericsson - Hakan Andersson, Head of Technology Strategy
- SatixFy - Thierry Abraham (TBC)
- Idirect - Denis Sutherland (TBC)
- OneWeb - TBC
- SES - TBC
- Intelsat - TBC
- Gilat - Dubi Lever (TBC)
- Avanti - Omar Iqbal (TBC)
- University of Surrey - Barry Evans (TBC)
- Echostar - TBC
- Phasor - TBC

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

- Richard T. Gedney, Consultant, USA and Franco Marconicchio Space Systems Consultant, Italy (24th Ka and Broadband Communications Conference Co-Chairs)

- Nader Alagha, European Space Agency (ESA), the Netherlands and Daniel Gratton, Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canada (36th ICSSC Co-Chairs)
08:40 - 09:15
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Keynote "Canada in Space" by Dr. Iain Christie, AIAC Executive Vice President, Canada
09:15 - 10:30
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Round Table Commercial Space Applications: Can Private Enterprise Accommodate a New Deep space Network

The Panel will discuss the rapid technology revolution in satellite communications and how private enterprise may complement a role normally undertaken by government agencies, that of providing communications to manned and unmanned exploration and science missions. The continuation of the International Space Station (ISS) and the move to go back to the moon and beyond to Mars calls for a much enhanced near earth and deep space network, possibly as an extension of the terrestrial network. More and more space communications networks will be integrated with the terrestrial network, which calls into question what the government and private sector roles will be. This panel will discuss many aspects of space exploration communications, including the concept of the Deep Space Gateway as a communications node within an extensive laser and RF network, providing both long distance point to point and local Wi-Fi connectivity.

Moderator: Badri Younes, NASA HQ, USA

Panelists:

- Jim Schier, Chief Architect, SCaN/NASA
- Les Deutsch, Deputy Director, Interplanetary Directorate, JPL, USA
- Matt Cosby, Goonhilly Earth Station, 1st Proposed Commercial Deep Space Network System, UK
- Francois Alain, Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canada (TBC)
- Klaus Jergen Schmidt, DLR, Germany (TBC)
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00
Room A
Plenary Panel 1 Optical Technology and Systems

To build on the 24th Ka-band and 36th ICSSC Conference Plenary Session on Optical Technology and Systems, we are going to further explore the movement of optical communications technology from civil space technology infusion and demonstrations to commercial sitcom systems. Numerous companies are developing architectures and building spacecraft that will include optical communications in inter-satellite links and space to ground gateway services. This year’s panel will include current operational systems, new systems that will be launched, traditional global service providers, large and small optical systems developers.

Moderator: Pete Vrotsos, ZIN Technologies, USA

Panelists:
Reto Muff, Thales Alenia Space, Switzerland
Mathias Motzigemba, Tesat, Germany
Hamid Hemmati, Facebook, USA
Thomas Wood, LGS Innovations, USA
Tony Stajcer, Honeywell, Canada
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch Break
14:30 - 16:10
Room A
ICSSC 1 Multi-beam Satellite Systems
Chair: Tho Le-Ngoc, McGill University, Canada and Andrew Lucas, Comtech EF Data, United Kingdom
14:30 - 16:10
Room B
Ka 1 Navigation 1
Chair: Marco Lisi, European Space Agency (ESA), The Netherlands
14:30 - 16:10
Room C
ICSSC 2 Cognitive Communications and Propagation Channel Optimization
Chair: Barry Evans, University of Surrey, United Kingdom and Amane Miura, NICT, Japan
14:30 - 16:10
Room D
Ka 2 Ground Systems 1
Chair: Richard T. Gedney, ACT Co., USA
14:30 - 16:10
Room E
16th BroadSky Workshop: 5G Covering Our Planet

Preliminary Program

- Opening Remarks by Naoto Kadowaki, NICT, Japan

- Naoto Kadowaki, NICT, Japan
The Prospect of Satellite Communications and 5G Integration

- Konstantinos Liolis, SES, Luxembourg

- TBD, Panasonic Avionics, USA

16:10 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:30
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ICSSC 3 Flexible HTS Systems and Interference Mitigation Techniques
Chair: Tom Butash, Innovative Aerospace IS, USA and James Stegeman, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
16:30 - 18:30
Room B
Ka 3 Q/V Communication Experiments & Technologies I
Chair: Giuseppe Codispoti, Italian Space Agency (ASI), Italy and Juan Rivera Castro, ESA, the Netherlands
16:30 - 18:30
Room C
ICSSC 4 New Satellite System Architectures and Components
Chair: Chandra Kudsia, University of Waterloo, Canada and Liping Ai, George Washington University, USA
16:30 - 18:10
Room D
Ka 4 Ground Systems 2
Chair: Avi Freedman, SatixFy, Israel
16:30 - 18:10
Room E
16th BroadSky Workshop: One More Asset for the 5th Generation5G Covering Our Planet (contd)

- Yifan (Ivan) Wang, EM Solutions, Australia

- TBD, Mitsubishi Electric, Japan

- Closing Remarks by Naoto Kadowaki, NICT, Japan
19:00 - 21:00
Joint Conference Welcome Cocktail Reception
08:00 - 08:30
Lobby
Registration
08:30 - 10:30
Room A
Plenary Panel 2 Emerging New Markets in Aviation, Mobility 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, European Space Agency (ESA), The Netherlands

Panelists:
- Nader Alagha, European Space Agency (ESA), The Netherlands
- Gian-Gherardo Calini, European GNSS Agency, Czech Republic
- Lawrie Jordan, ESRI, USA
- James Kimery, National Instruments, USA
- Peter Mabson, Exact Earth, Canada
08:30 - 10:30
Room E
5th General Assembly Aldo Paraboni Experimenters Group
Chair: Carlo Riva, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:20
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ICSSC 5 High Speed Optical Communications and Feeder Links
Chair: Rajeev Gopan, Hughes Network Systems, USA and Mingchuan Yang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
11:00 - 12:20
Room B
Ka 5 Protocols
Chair: Mike Cascone, CPI, USA
11:00 - 12:20
Room C
ICSSC 6 VHF Data Exchange System
Chair: Nader Alagha, European Space Agency (ESA), The Netherlands
11:00 - 12:20
Room D
Ka 6 Optical Communications 1
Chair: Naoto Kadowaki, NICT, Japan
11:00 - 12:20
Room E
5th General Assembly Aldo Paraboni Experimenters Group
Chair: Carlo Riva, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
12:20 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:40
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ICSSC 7 Mobile Satellite Systems and Bandwidth Efficient Techniques
Chair: Farbod Kayan, University of Luxembourg and Daniel Gratton, Canadian Space agency (CSA), Canada
14:00 - 15:40
Room B
Ka 7 HTS Satellite Systems and Technologies
Chair: Tom Butash, Innovative Aerospace IS, USA
14:00 - 15:20
Room C
Ka 8 Navigation 2
Chair: Gian-Gherado Calini, European GNSS Agency, Czech Republic
14:00 - 15:20
Room D
Ka 9 Special Topics
Chair: Arduino Patacchini, ARPASAT, France
15:40 - 16:10
Coffee Break
16:10 - 17:50
Room A
Ka 10 Small Satellite Systems and Technologies
Chair: Giacinto Losquadro, Thales Alenia Space, Italy
16:10 - 18:10
Room B
ICSSC 8 Transmitter and Modem Technologies
Chair: Nafiz Karabudak, Lockheed Martin, USA and Glyn Thomas, Airbus Defence and Space, United Kingdom
16:10 - 18:10
Room C
Ka 11 HTS Onboard Processing, Payload Architectures and Technologies
Chair: Peter Garland, MDA Corp., Canada
16:10 - 17:30
Room D
Ka 12 Q/V Propagation
Chair: Carlo Riva, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
20:30 - 23:00
Joint Conference Dinner
08:30 - 10:10
Room A
ICSSC 9 5G and Satellite Network Integration
Chair: Jonathan Rodriguez, Institute of Communications of Aveiro (IT), Portugal and James Hinds, Airbus Defence and Space, United Kingdom
08:30 - 10:10
Room B
Ka 13 Antennas 1
Chair: Hampton Chan, SSL, USA
08:30 - 10:10
Room C
Ka 14 Propagation I
Chair: James Nessel, NASA, USA
08:30 - 09:50
Room D
Ka 15 Navigation 3
Chair: TBD
10:10 - 10:40
Coffee Break
10:40 - 12:20
Room A
ICSSC 10 Satellite Networks Design Challenges and Applications
Chair: Denise Ponchak, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA and Tony Stajcer, Honeywell, Canada
10:40 - 12:20
Room B
Ka 16 Antennas 2
Chair: James Hinds, Airbus Defence and Space, United Kingdom
10:40 - 12:20
Room C
Ka 17 Satellites and 5G
Chair: Marco Brancati, Telespazio, Italy
10:40 - 12:20
Room D
Ka 18 LEO Systems
Chair: Mario Caron, Former CRC, Canada
12:20 - 13:40
Lunch Break
13:40 - 15:00
Room A
ICSSC 11 EM Techniques Advances and Photonics Tutorial
Chair: Ifiok Otung, University of South Wales, United Kingdom and George Haddad, NASA, USA
13:40 - 15:00
Room B
Ka 19 Earth Observation
Chair: TBD
13:40 - 14:40
Room C
Ka 20 Optical Communications 2
Chair: Pete Vrotsos, ZIN Technologies, USA
15:00 - 15:20
Coffee Break
15:20 - 17:40
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Plenary Panel 3 Disruptive Change
For the third straight year, we will examine the disruptive forces that are reshaping the space communications ecosystem. First came the HTS spacecraft, which disrupted the satellite bandwidth pricing models, and created (temporary?) excess capacity. Then came the LEO systems, which disrupted the satellite procurement and manufacturing models. In the past year, SpaceX and Telesat launched prototype spacecraft; OneWeb constellation manufacturing moved forward, and the Telesat constellation procurement is underway. On top of these seismic changes, last year’s panel identified the rollout of Wireless 5G as something that the industry ignores at its own peril, and predicted that to survive, new manufacturing/service alignments would come into being. So as not to be left behind, manufacturers will have to create a new future, rather than wait for RFPs. Have we made progress in the past year?

Moderator: Chris Hoeber, CFH Engineering, USA

Panelists:
- Mark Dankberg, ViaSat, USA
- Greg Edlund, Lockheed Martin, USA
- Barry Evans, University of Surrey, UK
- Rajeev Gopal, Hughes, USA
- James Hinds, Airbus Defence and Space, UK
- Erwin Hudson, Telesat, Canada
- Alessandro Le Pera, Eutelsat, France
- Rob Singh, SSL, USA
17:40 - 17:50
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Closing

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