Recent Japanese R&D in Satellite Communications

Masahiro UMEHIRA  Kiyoshi KOBAYASHI  Yoshitsugu YASUI  Masato TANAKA  Ryutaro SUZUKI  Hideyuki SHINONAGA  Nobuyuki KAWAI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B    No.11    pp.3290-3299
Publication Date: 2009/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.3290
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Satellite Communication Technologies in Conjunction with Main Topics of JC-SAT2008)
satellite communications,  R&D,  Japan,  

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Current trend in telecommunications is "broadband" and "ubiquitous." To achieve this goal, satellite communications systems are expected to play an important role in cooperation with terrestrial communications systems. Along with the advancement of optical fiber transmission systems, the role of satellite communications was dramatically changed from long distance transmission to various applications utilizing unique features of satellite communications. This paper overviews recent Japanese R&D in satellite communications.