EHF Space Systems: Experimental Missions for Broadband Communications

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ruggieri, Marina; Cianca, Ernestina; Rossi, Tommaso; Lucente, Marco; Stallo, Cosimo (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy)
Codispoti, Giuseppe; Zuliani, Lamberto (Italian Space Agency, Italy)

In the last years scientific community has been witness of the growing interest in global EHF satellite systems for broadband communications; these systems can help national and regional telecommunications service operators to provide broadband communications in areas not adequately served by terrestrial systems. In this paper main EHF satellite missions are presented, outlining challenges and future perspectives.