Practical Implementation of Spectrum Sensing and Signal Detection for Satellite Broadcasting Systems

Hiroyuki KAMATA  Gia Khanh TRAN  Kei SAKAGUCHI  Kiyomichi ARAKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E99-B   No.8   pp.1894-1901
Publication Date: 2016/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2015EBP3448
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
signal detection,  satellite broadcast,  DVB-S,  DVB-S2,  cognitive radio,  

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In the European satellite broadcasting specifications, the symbol rate and the carrier frequency are not regulated. Furthermore, the first generation format DVB-S does not have any control signals. In a practical environment, the received signal condition is not stable due to the imperfect reception environment, i.e., unterminated receiver ports, cheap indoor wiring cables etc. These issues prevent correct detection of the satellite signals. For this reason, the conventional signal detection method uses brute force search for detecting the received signal's cyclostationarity, which is an extremely time-consuming approach. A coarse estimation method of the carrier frequency and the bandwidth was proposed by us based on the power spectrum. We extend this method to create a new method for detecting satellite broadcasting signals, which can significantly reduce the search range. In other words, the proposed method can detect the signals in a relatively short time. In this paper, the proposed method is applied to signals received in an actual environment. Our analysis shows that the proposed method can effectively reduce the detection time at almost a same detection performance.