Development of Mobile Broadband Satellite Access System for Ka/Ku-band Satellite Communications

Yun-Jeong SONG  Min-Su SHIN  Byoung-Hak KIM  Ho-Jin LEE  Young-Keun CHANG  Sung-Woong RA  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.8   pp.2152-2161
Publication Date: 2004/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Fundamental Technologies for Broadband Satellite Communications)
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Keyword: 
satellite Internet,  CDMA,  mobile broadband,  satellite access,  active phased array antenna,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, the design of a mobile satellite Internet access (MSIA) system and a mobile broadband satellite access system, called Mobile Broadband Interactive Satellite Multimedia Access Technology System (MoBISAT) are presented. MSIA system provides Internet service, broadcasting, and digital A/V service in both fixed and mobile environments using Ku-band geostationary earth orbit (GEO) satellite. A Ku-band two-way active phased array antenna installed on top of the transportation vehicles can enable the transmission of signals to satellite as well as signal tracking and reception. The forward link and return link are a high speed Time Division Multiplex (TDM) and TDMA transmission media, respectively, both of which carry signaling and user traffic. The MoBISAT, which is a next generation mobile broadband satellite access system, provides both Ku-band satellite TV and Ka-band high-speed Internet to the passengers and crews for land, maritime, and air vehicles. This paper addresses the main technological solutions adopted for the implementation and test results for the MSIA system and the main design features of the MoBISAT system.