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MCPRED - Prototyping and Testing of Efficient Multicarrier Transmission for Broadband Satellite Communications

Principal investigator: Dr. Bhavani Shankar
Partners: Newtec (BE), SES (LU), Airbus (FR)
Funding: ESA-European Space Agency
Researchers: Dr. Nicolo Mazzali, Alberto Mengali
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About the Project

The main objective of this activity is focused on prototyping and testing of advanced digital compensation techniques to minimise linear and non-linear effects/distortions in satellite systems employing multiple carriers over HPAs in transparent payloads. The validation is intended either via real satellite transponder capacity or via realistic satellite channel emulation. This activity is motivated by earlier works that indicate compensation techniques can provide a gain of about 1 dB in total degradation

The expected outcomes will be the hardware implementation of a modem prototype for testing the effectiveness of advanced pre-distortion techniques (at the transmitter side, i.e., the gateway) and equalization solutions (at the receiver side, i.e., user terminal) in real end-to-end satellite communication link.

SnT would be involved in implementing and testing data Predistortion and centroid based equalization methods.

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Dr. Bhavani Shankar