“Aerospace Communications have been addressed in issues of Proceedings of the IEEE in every decade since the 1970’s, shortly after the start of the satellite age,” explains Claudio Sacchi, Senior Member of IEEE and one of several guest editors of this issue. “This issue, however, takes a longer range look at the technology and addresses many important forecasts for the future of this technology.”
According to the article, “Aerospace Communications for Emergency Applications,”
Satellites are going to have to play a key component in next-generation TV services, “to provide the breadth of entertainment and information choices consumers will demand,” predicts the article “The Future of Satellite TV: The Wide Range of Applications of the DVB-S2 Standard and Perspectives.”
Satellites are also spotlighted as the new broadband frontier in a paper by Ernestina Cianca, Member IEEE, Tommaso Rossi, Asher Yahalom, Yosef Pinhasi, John Farserotu and Claudio Sacchi, Senior Members IEEE. Not only is the current state of research and technology in EHF satellite communications discussed but the authors also review related future perspectives on applications and services. Entitled “EHF for Satellite Communications:
For those seeking to brush up on satellite history, the first paper in the issue “1945-2010:
Topics and titles of the other papers in this issue are:
• “Satellite Radio Localization from GPS to GNSS and Beyond: Novel Technologies and Applications for Civil Mass Market” by: Carles Fernandez-Prades, Letizia Lo Presti and Emanuela Falletti.
• “The Role of High Altitude Platforms (HAPs) in The Global Wireless Connectivity”
• “Energy Efficiency and Satellite Networking: A Holistic Overview” by: Faith Alagoz and Gurkan Gur.
• “Load Balancing and Qos Provisioning Based on Congestion Prediction for GEO/LEO Hybrid Satellite Networks” by: Hiroshi Nishiyama, Daigo Kudoh, Nei Kato and Naoto Kadowaki.
• “Design of Flower Constellations for Telecommunication Services” by: Daniele Mortari, Mauro De Sanctis and Marco Lucente.
• “Future E-Enabled Aircraft Communications and Security: The Next 20 Years and Beyond” by: Krishna Sampigethaya, Radha Poovendran, Sudhakar Shetty, Terry Davis and Chuck Royalty.
• “Reliability Options for Data Communications in Future Deep-Space Missions” by: Tommaso De Cola, Enrico Paolini, Gianluigi Liva and Gian Paolo Calzolari.
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