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Avionic satellite communication terminal requirements and technology maturity analysis

Parakkal Thachappilly Adithyababu, Aparna and Boulos, Federico and Caizzone, Stefano (2023) Avionic satellite communication terminal requirements and technology maturity analysis. IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, pp. 4-17. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/MAES.2023.3336270. ISSN 0885-8985.

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Abstract

Due to the increased demand for global connectivity, there has been a growing interest in the development and use of non-terrestrial networks (NTN) for applications (such as aeronautics) where terrestrial networks are not available or do not deliver satisfying performance. The use of newly deployed constellations in non geostationary satellite orbits (NGSO) is getting much attention as it could potentially enable new performance levels in these applications, bridging the gaps of geostationary satellite orbit (GSO) systems. However, it has also lead to the need for more complex terminals, capable of continuously steering their beams towards the satellites. User terminals and their corresponding antennas become therefore crucial elements of the system. Their use in avionic applications has more peculiarities and constraints typical of the application. This paper focuses on the special constraints on the antenna terminal while taking into account an avionics satellite communication scenario and identifies potentialities and limitations of the use of NGSO systems as well as of the current technologies for airborne terminals.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/193927/
Document Type:Article
Title:Avionic satellite communication terminal requirements and technology maturity analysis
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Parakkal Thachappilly Adithyababu, AparnaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6934-9206UNSPECIFIED
Boulos, FedericoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2593-0653150708486
Caizzone, StefanoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9434-7368UNSPECIFIED
Date:23 November 2023
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI:10.1109/MAES.2023.3336270
Page Range:pp. 4-17
Publisher:IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN:0885-8985
Status:Published
Keywords:Airborne antenna, ARINC, avionic terminal, NGSO, satellite communication
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Communication, Navigation, Quantum Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R KNQ - Communication, Navigation, Quantum Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Global Connectivity for People and Machines
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
Deposited By: Parakkal Thachappilly Adithyababu, Aparna
Deposited On:12 Jan 2024 15:59
Last Modified:29 Jan 2024 13:04

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