Hybrid Satellite/Terrestrial Cooperative Relaying Strategies for DVB-SH based Communication Systems

Conference: European Wireless 2009 - 15th European Wireless Conference
05/17/2009 - 05/20/2009 at Aalborg, Denmark

Proceedings: European Wireless 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Morosi, Simone; Re, Enrico Del; Jayousi, Sara; Suffritti, Rosalba (Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Florence - CNIT, Via S. Marta 3, 50139, Florence, Italy)

The integration of satellite and terrestrial systems in a hybrid network permits to benefit from both systems, overcoming the drawbacks of a Non-Line-Of-Sight (NLOS) propagation. The purpose of this paper is to study simple cooperative relaying strategies which rely on the introduction of the Delay Diversity (DD) technique in a DVB-SH compliant hybrid satellite/terrestrial network with the aim of improving the performance of the network. The application of this strategy represents a promising solution to guarantee communication also in public emergency situations, such as the ones caused by fire, earthquake, flood or explosion. We investigated the pros and cons of the proposed scheme, comparing the assumptions which are required and the simulation results with respect to the satellite-only and the terrestrial-only systems.