Personal Satellite Services. 4th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2012, Bradford, UK, March 22-23, 2012. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Interference Analysis Due to Spot Beams Drift in Integrated Satellite-Terrestrial Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_7,
        author={Helal Chowdhury and Janne Lehtom\aa{}ki},
        title={Interference Analysis Due to Spot Beams Drift in Integrated Satellite-Terrestrial Networks},
        proceedings={Personal Satellite Services. 4th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2012, Bradford, UK, March 22-23, 2012. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={PSATS},
        year={2013},
        month={4},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_7}
    }
    
  • Helal Chowdhury
    Janne Lehtomäki
    Year: 2013
    Interference Analysis Due to Spot Beams Drift in Integrated Satellite-Terrestrial Networks
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_7
Helal Chowdhury1,*, Janne Lehtomäki1
  • 1: University of Oulu
*Contact email: fougi@ee.oulu.fi

Abstract

Integrated satellite-terrestrial networks can improve both the service coverage and spectral efficiency in spot-beam-based mobile satellite service system (MSS). In an integrated satellite-terrestrial network, MSS frequency is reused in both satellite spot beams and complementary ground component (CGC). Due to reuse of frequency, co-channel interference is present in both intra-component (between CGCs) and inter-component (between satellite spot beam and CGC). Without spot beams drift, these interferences have tolerable levels for acceptable performance in voice and/or data communication. However, in practice, especially the inter component interference will start to grow if the spot beams drift from their nominal positions due to pointing error of spot beams. In this paper, we study the interference from the satellite component to the ground component when the drifted spot beams start to interfere with CGCs reusing the same frequency. The interference levels depend on the drift magnitude, drift angle, and also the protection ring size utilized by the ground component. Simulation results are provided for different values of these parameters and giving new insight into the effects of spot beam drifting in an integrated satellite-terrestrial network.