9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks

Research Article

Technical Challenges for Cognitive Radio Application in Satellite Communications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.crowncom.2014.255727,
        author={Daniele Tarchi and Alessandro Guidottti and Vincenzo Icolari and Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli and Shree Sharma and Symeon Chatzinotas and Sina Maleki and Barry Evans and Paul Thompson and Wuchen Tang and Joel Grotz},
        title={Technical Challenges for Cognitive Radio Application in Satellite Communications},
        proceedings={9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={CROWNCOM},
        year={2014},
        month={7},
        keywords={cognitive radio satellite communications},
        doi={10.4108/icst.crowncom.2014.255727}
    }
    
  • Daniele Tarchi
    Alessandro Guidottti
    Vincenzo Icolari
    Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli
    Shree Sharma
    Symeon Chatzinotas
    Sina Maleki
    Barry Evans
    Paul Thompson
    Wuchen Tang
    Joel Grotz
    Year: 2014
    Technical Challenges for Cognitive Radio Application in Satellite Communications
    CROWNCOM
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.crowncom.2014.255727
Daniele Tarchi1, Alessandro Guidottti1, Vincenzo Icolari1, Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli1,*, Shree Sharma2, Symeon Chatzinotas2, Sina Maleki2, Barry Evans3, Paul Thompson3, Wuchen Tang3, Joel Grotz4
  • 1: University of Bologna
  • 2: SnT, University of Luxembourg
  • 3: CCSR, University of Surrey
  • 4: Newtec Cy
*Contact email: alessandro.vanelli@unibo.it

Abstract

During the last years, spectrum scarcity has become one of the major issues for the development of new communication systems. Cognitive Radio (CR) approaches have gained an ever increasing attention from system designers and operators, as they promise a more efficient utilization of the available spectral resources. In this context, while the application of CRs in terrestrial scenarios has been widely considered from both theoretical and practical viewpoints, their exploitation in satellite communications is still a rather unexplored area. In this paper, we address the definition of several satellite communications scenarios, where cognitive radio techniques promise to introduce significant benefits, and we discuss the major enablers and the associated challenges.