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Promoted by:
2012 IEEE First AESS European Conference on Satellite Telecommunications
Organized by:
Promospace, Vicenza (Italy) - info@estelconference.org
www. estelconference.org
Estel Conference ISBN : 978-1-4673-4688-7 978-1-4673-4686-3
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Welcome to the ESTEL CONFERENCE 2012!
Our theme on Space Communications and associated Space Technology is more relevant than ever
to the present world situation and important for mankind.
As we looked back this summer, following the death of Neil Armstrong, on the extraordinary achie-
vements in space technology in the 1960s, we are reminded that we are still only scratching the
surface of the extraordinary challenge of harnessing the benefts of space. We have chosen to work
in an environment where there are no limits where we can question basic assumptions, test new
theories and sometimes even be a bit insane.
Two men stand out for me, who with their remarkable vision and maybe a touch of madness pushed back the boundaries
of wireless communications. Arthur C. Clarke and Guglielmo Marconi. The former, who I had the honour to know, is the
father of geostationary satellites. The latter is the father of wireless communications.
The Marconi connection makes it appropriate for this conference to be held for the frst time in Italy. It reinforces the
scientifc and industrial links across continents and contributes to making mankind free from many of the burdens im-
posed by present economic conditions.
These words are very relevant for today but they were in fact pronounced exactly 100 years ago by Marconi himself - in
October 1912. The ESTEL Conference organizing committee has worked hard to bring you the latest and best contribu-
tion in Space Communications Technology in our technical program.
This Conference is presenting 5 macro-areas connected by the leitmotiv of advancing one step in improving the lives of
people, exploiting communications performance, introducing new services according to the full internet paradigm, sim-
plifying bandwidth/orbit access and decreasing fnal cost for users.
The macro areas embracing Communications, Integrated Satellite Systems and Emerging Technologies, Value added
Services & Applications for Improving Quality of Life (QoL), Incoming Technologies and Space Missions, Systems
and Architectures and Launchers have been covered by more than 200 papers. There are very interesting keynotes, one
special session on Galileo, promoted by the European GNSS Agency and one special track on Security and Privacy or-
ganized by the University of Milan.
I really would like to thank all the organisations, who have made this Conference a reality:
First all the supporters - IEEE-AESS - and ESA and ESOA as co-promoters, the High Patronage of the President of the
Italian Republic , the patronage of The European Commission (Antonio Tajani), the Agency for Innovation Technology
Exploitation (Presidenza del Consiglio), the Ministry of Economic Development, Regione Lazio, the Mayor of the City
of Rome, Confndustria Digitale, the Main Sponsorship by Eutelsat, the other Sponsorships by OpenSky, Space Engi-
neering, Avanti Technology, Thales Alenia Space, Telespazio, SES, Selex Galileo, Selex Elsag, GM Spazio, Novotronik,
Coilcraft, Flyby, Antech, Northrop Grumman, Telesat Ghana, Sematron, Asaspazio and the Partnership by STAI, CTIF,
Nereus, ASASpazio, AIPAS, AFCEA, Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi, Geomedia, T-Comm, Sat News and all the people
who have contributed with their own competence, enthusiasm and commitment.
A few words about the City which is hosting the conference, although this is probably not really necessary: Rome is pro-
bably the most famous City in the World.
Or is it the most beautiful City of the solar system or of the Universe?
Will Space Technology fnd an answer to this question?
I look forward to your answers and hope you all enjoy the Conference!
Giuliano Berretta
General Chair
(Eutelsat Honorary Chairman and ESOA Chairman Emeritus)
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Welcome message from the TPC Chair
On behalf of the Technical Program Committee of the First International IEEE-AESS conference
in Europe about Space and Satellite Communications (ESTEL), it is my great pleasure to invite
and welcome you to this event, held in Rome, Italy.
The next generation communication systems will require the support of a variety of services and
applications. The subscriber will demand services at different locations having a seamless single
subscriber entrance. This evolution demands an effective integration of communication and space
and satellite networks as well as location-dependent services and context sensing for evaluating
the situation. Therefore, there is a need for a common platform aimed to the synergistic combination of technologies
for communications, positioning and sensing systems able to effectively use information about location, context and
situation of several entities. It is also important to seek new business opportunities able to merge communications and
space and satellite systems for the benefts of the society and the individual user.
ESTEL has an outstanding Technical Program comprising key note speeches, presentations, panels, special sessions
and workshops to stimulate a strong discussion forum that will bring researchers closer together and increase inter-
change of valuable knowledge. With such a frm platform for global cooperation we expect to stimulate the goal of
global communications.
It is the frst time that ESTEL is organized by the IEEE-AESS in Europe. The ancient and beautiful city of Rome is the
perfect setting for this event, with the great honor to have as a General Chair Mr. Giuliano Berretta, a world-renowned
expert in satellite communications.
ESTEL is a complete professional experience complemented by the well-set social and cultural atmosphere provided
by the hospitality of the General Chair and the Organizing Committee amidst the rich cultural atmosphere of the city
of Rome.
Wishing you a fruitful and enjoyable ESTEL conference.
Ramjee Prasad
TPC Chair
Director, Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF), Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark
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Welcome message from the TPC Vice-Chair
I am very honoured to welcome you all to the Technical Program of ESTEL, the frst European
Conference on Satellite Communications sponsored by the Aerospace and Electronic Systems So-
ciety (AESS) of IEEE, i.e. the largest worldwide engineers association.
I am particularly pleased because in my term as President of AESS (2010-2011) I have strongly
supported the conceivement and the deployment of the ESTEL Conference.
In fact, AESS is one of the most broad-in scope and system-oriented Society of the whole IEEE.
AESS being sponsor of a spacecom event focused in Europe means that two key-goals have been
achieved:
Satcom is not a self standing matter, but it is an important piece of a much boarder and integrated system mosaic, that
includes and harmonizes terrestrial, aero and space segments as well as the related technologies for the achievement of
optimal performance and full user satisfaction;
Europe is a key area not only for spacecom but also for an advanced vision on complex integrated systems whose spa-
cecom component participates to the development the Quality of Life of the world citizens.
In the above framework, the Technical Program of the ESTEL Conference has been conceived by spacecom and terrestrial
communications experts, all aware that the Information and Communications Technology (ICT), properly integrated with
localization and sensing capabilities, is the glue of several interdisciplinary and fascinating applications and services.
I am presently serving AESS as Chair of the Nominations and Appointments Committee and Prof. Ramjee Prasad is
member of the Committee itself.
This means that we work for identifying possible candidates willing to serve in the AESS Board of Governors, to guide
and address the Society and the related strategies and activities.
Therefore, let me wish that ESTEL be the place for connecting people to the new vision of spacecom and to the AESS, so
that some of the attendees will start seriously thinking to candidate themselves for the next AESS elections.
Please visit the AESS website http://ieee-aess.org/, where you will fnd also the Field of Interest of the Society: the feld
of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex
systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics,
mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and
command and control.
Also on behalf of Prof. Prasad, I wish you all to enjoy the Technical Program and the ESTEL Conference.
Prof. Marina Ruggieri
ESTEL Technical Program Vice Chair
Jr. Past President, IEEE AESSN&A Committee Chair, IEEE AESS
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Welcome message from the TP Responsible
and Publication Chair
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the frst European Conference on Satellite Commu-
nications. It represents the frst fundamental appointment in Europe dedicated to the wide-ranging
topics of via satellite communication such as advanced applications and services, architectures,
technologies, and terminals.
We hope that ESTEL 2012 will be the start of a successful conference series to meet this goal. We
have received a total of 250 papers submitted to the conference and each paper received at
least three independent reviews. Among these submissions, we have selected 162 papers for inclusion in the main techni-
cal program. These papers are organised into 21 sessions, to be held on 2-5 October 2012.
In addition to these regular papers, ESTEL 2012 features three keynote lectures, to be given by world-class researchers.
The conference also has, twenty invited lectures and two special tracks on Security and Privacy and Galileo Navigation
System and its applications.
We hope that you enjoy our high quality technical program.
It is impossible to have a successful conference without the efforts from many people. We take this opportunity to express
our special gratitude to our both technical program committee and organising one.
Special thanks then to IEEE AESS BoG members and to Promospace agency that has supported me in the development
and organization of ESTEL Conference during the last two years.
Cosimo Stallo
IEEE AESS ESTEL 2012 TP Responsible and Publication Chair
IEEE AESS GOLD Representative
IEEE AESS Quarterly Email Blast (QEB) Editor in Chief
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Welcome message from the Special Track on Security
and Privacy Program Chair
The conference also feature a special track on Security and Privacy.
In response to the call for papers, 24 papers were submitted to the special track. These papers were
evaluated on the basis of their signifcance, novelty, and technical quality.
The program committee meeting was held electronically, yielding intensive discussion over a period
of two weeks. Of the papers submitted, 11 were selected for presentation at the conference.
The special track also includes a keynote talk by Mario Savastano on The diffcult tradeoff between security and privacy
in airports.
An event like this just does not happen; it depends on the volunteer efforts of a host of individuals. There is a long list of
people who volunteered their time and energy to put together the workshop and who deserve special recognition. Thanks
to all the members of the program committee, and the external reviewers, for all their hard work in the paper evaluation.
We are also very grateful to all those people whose work ensured a smooth organization process: Mario Savastano for
accepting the invitation to deliver the keynote; Ravi Jhawar, for taking care of publicity and of the web site.
Last but certainly not least our thanks go to all the authors who submitted papers and to all the attendees who contribute
to the conference discussions.
I hope you will fnd the program to be stimulating and a source of inspiration for your future research and practical
development work.
Special Track on Security and Privacy Program Chair
Pierangela Samarati
Universit degli Studi di Milano, Italy
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Subject Index (Papers)
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A GNSS Integrity Monitoring Station with Software Defned Radio and low cost receivers
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A highly modular LTCC packaging technology for Ka-band satellite systems
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A Joint Venture Asset Management System for Disaster Recovery Application
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A Low-Cost Design of MIL-STD-1553 Devices
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A Multi-Technology Indoor Positioning Service to Enable New Location-aware Applications
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A Next Generation Digital Signal Processor for European Space Missions
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A Roadmap for the Adoption of Space Assets for Train Control Systems: The Test Site in Sardinia
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A Robust Watermarking Approach for Large Databases
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A Satellite-based Metering Architecture to improve Renewable Energy Production Forecasts on
Large Scale Power Grids
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A System Engineering Consideration for Future-Generations Small Satellites Design
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A Unifed Class Model for Checking Security Policies in ICT Infrastructures
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Achieving the Multiple-Access Capacity of the AWGN Channel with Iterative Processing
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Advanced Extremely High Frequency Ground Segment Should Legacy Dictate the Future?
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Advanced Physical layer and techniques: Performance Limits within Future Multi-spot Ka-band
Networks
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Agent-based Artifcial Immune System Model for the Detection of Faults in a Distributed Satellite
System
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Agent-based Simulation of Collaborative Unmanned Satellite Vehicles
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Alphasat TDP#5 Mission: Towards Future EHF Satellite Communications
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Alphasat TDP5: Lessons Learnt from AIT activities on the Payload for Communication and
Propagation Experiments at Q/V Band
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An Alternative Communications Model for Harsh Spaceweather
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An Innovative Augmentation Middleware for Professional Applications
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An Integrated Space-based Passive System for Maritime Operational Traffc Surveillance
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An Intrusion Response System with Multiobjective System Security Metric Functions
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An Overview of Cognitive Radio for Satellite Communications
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Analysis and Key System Trade-offs of High Throughput Broadband Satellites
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Anonymous Credentials with Practical Revocation
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Blue Thread Navigation Technology
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Body Movement Compensation in UWB Radars for Respiration Monitoring
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Capability and Benefts Deriving from Recontruction of a Real 3D Ionospheric Profle with NeQuick
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Circularly Polarized Wide Axial Ratio Beamwidth Omnidirectional Biflar Helix Antennas
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Coded Polarization Multiplexing as a MIMO Scheme for the LMS Channel
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Coexistence Between the Future Aeronautical System for Continental Communication L-DACS
and the Distance Measuring Equipment DME
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Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
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Communication Satellite Payload Redundancy Reconfguration
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Computation of Precision Ephemeris Coeffcients in the GNSS message: practical results from a
profcient algorithm
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Confict Detection in Security Policies using Semantic Web Technology
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Congestion Pricing for Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation in Satellite Networks: a Game-Theoretic
Approach
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Cooperative Vehicle Localization for Safe and Sustainable Mobility Results from the COVEL Project
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Cryptographic Hardware & Embedded Systems for Communications
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Cryptographic Transforms for a Lightweight and Effcient DVB Link-Layer Security Extension
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Current and possible uses of Military Satellite Telemedicine during Italian Armed Forces missions
abroad
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Data Communication Bus Interface for Modular Architecture of Small Satellites
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Design and Implementation of a True Galileo Transceiver
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Design of a Power Conditioning Unit for the Stirling Generator in Space Applications
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Designing Omnidirectional Biflar Helix Antenna for Circular Polarization
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Designing Smarter Networks: Modeling Communications in the Era of Service Awareness, Social
Networks and the Smart Grid
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Development of a GNSS SDRreceiver for Public Administrations: state of the art and advances
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Development of Optical Wireless Transceiver for Data Communication In Small Satellites
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People Navigation in Confned Spaces
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Dual-GPS Fusion for Automatic Enhancement of Digital OSM Roadmaps
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Dynamic Uplink Frame Optimization with ACM in DVB-RCS2 Satellite Networks
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Effect of the Pilot Behavior Model on the Helicopter Stability in the Auto-stabilization System Failure
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Effective Observing Area Based Evaluating Method for Formation Design
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Effective Strategies for Satellite Communications RFI Mitigation
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Effects of Link Availability on the Achievable Performance with VCM on Earth Observation Satellites
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EGNOS/Galileo for road applications
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EGNOS and Galileo: the European Integrated Approach to the Provision of PNT Services
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End-to-end system performance evaluation in a Forward and Return satellite communications link
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ESA activities and results in Earth Observation Exploitation
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Exploitation of Information Centric Networking Principles in Satellite Networks
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Extended Constrained Viterbi Algorithm for AIS signals received by Satellite
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Fast SQL Blind Injections in High Latency Networks
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Fault Tolerance Management in IaaS Clouds
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Feature Fusion for Template Stability in Biometric Cryptosystems. An Application to Face
Biometrics based on Eigen-Models
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Finding New Opportunities for Region-to-Region Business in the SatCom Field: the ToscanaSpazio
Association
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Performance Analysis of the S-MIM Protocol
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Flower Constellations for Future Space Missions
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Future High Throughput Satellite Systems
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Fuzzy Evidence Accrual for GPS Navigation Protection of UAVs
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Fuzzy model based predictive control of a hammerstein model with constraints handling
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GALILEO substantial benefts to the European farmers and citizens
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Galileo and GPS in Global Aviation
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Galileo lets the economy grow
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GEEWHEZ (Management and Leisure Middleware for Theme Parks and Zoo): An Integrative
Platform for the Management of a Theme and Animal Park That Increases Visitors Interest During
Their Visit
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GNSS Interference Detection with Software Defned Radio
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GNSS marine and maritime applications: the NEREUS initiatives and the paradigmatic case of the
Venice Lagoon
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GNSS Receiver Noise Immunity Increase for Small-Sized Equipment
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GNSS Signal Multipath Error Characterization in Urban Environments Using LIDAR Data Aiding
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GPS Position Errors in VANETS: Their Impact on a Real-World Accident Warning System
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Ground Station Activity Planning through a Multi-Algorithm Optimisation Approach
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Handover and multicrew problems analysis in UAVs context
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HEO constellation design for tactical communications
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High performance multiband, Linear/Circular polarization antenna system
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High-density mixed signal RF front-end electronics for T-R modules
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Home Automation Systems Control by Head Tracking in AAL Applications
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Hybrid Networks for Heterogeneous Distributed Maritime Observation Systems
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Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Broadband Backhaul Links: Capacity Enhancement Through Spatial
Multiplexing
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Impact of Nonlinear Power Amplifers on the Performance of Precoded MIMO Satellite Systems
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Information-Centric Networking (ICN) Architectures for Integration of Satellites Into the Future
Internet
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Interoperability Solutions Between Smartphones and Wireless Sensor Networks
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Introduction to System Health Management
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IR-UWB Approach for High Bit Rate Transmission in the E Band
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Novel Gravity Distortion Evaluation on Large Antenna Array for Deep Space Communication
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Ka Band Active Phased Array Antenna System For Satellite Communication On The Move Terminal
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Linearity Criteria for High Power Amplifers in Satellite Communication Systems
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Medical Intelligent System for Assisted Living - Proof of Concept
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Millimeter Wave Low Noise Amplifer for Satellite and Radio-Astronomy Applications
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MIMO Systems
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Mission Control Centre role in Thales Satcom systems
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Modelling of the Satellite Communications Channel With Emphasis on the Land Mobile Satellite
Channel
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Multi-functional Si/SiGe BiCMOS ICs in complex and reconfgurable mm-wave systems
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Multi-slot Coded ALOHA with Irregular Degree Distribution
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New Approach in Information System Security Evaluation
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Next Generation High Throughput Satellite System
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Novel dimensioning methodology for High Throughput Satellites
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On the protection of future telecommunication mission operations
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On the Specifcation of Symmetric Key Management Parameters for Secure Space Missions
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Opportunistic Radio Access Techniques for Emergency Communications: Preliminary Analysis and
Results
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Optimizing strategies for a Time-Effcient Evaluation of Position-Specifc Communication Aspects
for Disaster Relief Scenarios
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Optimizing strategies for Emergencies vehicles intervention by means of telemedicine: the
TELESAL proof of concept
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Performance and improvement of the fnite order compensation in a non-linear DVB-S2
communication channel
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Performance Assessment of Sensor Cluster Transmissions Over Satellite Links
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PLATON: Satellite Remote Sensing and Telecommunication by using Millimetre Waves
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Possible use of twisted waves for Wideband Satellite Communications
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Preliminary Design of TUSAT Satellite Communication Payload
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Privacy and Security in Environmental Monitoring Systems
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Properties and Performance Comparison of Electrical Power Sub-System on TUSAT
Communication Satellite
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PSO based Data Routing in a Networked Distributed Pico-Satellites System
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QoS Mechanisms for Satellite Communications
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Radiation Hardened 2Mbit SRAM in 180nm CMOS Technology
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Rain Attenuation Hitting Time Statistical Distribution: Application to Fade Mitigation Techniques of
Future Satellite Communication Systems
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Reconfgurable Antenna Design for Nano-Satellites
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Reliability Analysis of TUSAT Satellite Communication Payload
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Robustness of Satellite Telecommand Links to Jamming Attacks
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SAR interferometric monitoring of movements produced in ordinary masonry buildings during a
seismic swarm
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Satellite Navigation Security Testbed
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Satellite Communications for Emergency
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Satellite Ground Stations with Electronic Beam Steering
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Satellite-based Solutions for Train Control Systems
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SATURN: Smart Maritime Satellite Terminal for Multimedia Services and Contents
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SC-FDMA for the Return-Link of Interactive Broadband Systems
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SCF-Test of a Galileo-IOV Retrorefector and Thermal-Optical Simulation of a Novel GNSS
Retrorefector Array on a Critical Orbit
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Security Implementation in Heterogeneous Networks with Long Delay Channel
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Spatial Compressive Array Processing Scheme Against Multiple Narrowband Interferences for GNSS
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Statistical Characterization of the Interference on the Return Link of a Broadband Satellite System
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Survey on UAVs communication aspects related handover and multicrew functionality
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Swarm-centric Multirobot Systems: The Sistemi Software Integrati Solution
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Synthesis and Full-wave EM Simulation of Kuband DirectCoupled 10th Order dualband
Zolotarev Bandpass Filter and Performance Comparison with Chebyshev Bandpass Filter
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System Level Comparison of Broadband Satellite Communications in Ka/Q/W Bands
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TCP Performance Optimization for Handover Management for LTE Satellite/Terrestrial Hybrid Networks
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Television and Education: the role of Telecommunication
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Territorial Security: Architectures, Methodologies and Integrated Systems for the Information
Management in Multi-risk Scenarios
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The ADCS System in the AraMiS Satellite
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The Choice of Real-time Adjustment Method in Zhang He Reservoir
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The EGSE and CCV for ESA VEGA launcher: Two Quite Complex Systems for the Complete
Electrical Support to VEGA Launcher Assembly, Integration, Validation and Ground Operations
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The EU Digital Agenda: modelling the opportunity for satellite delivery
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The Integration Phase of ALPHASAT Technology Demonstration Payload #5 Mission Segment
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The Marriage Between Random Access and Codes on Graphs: Coded Slotted Aloha
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The new frontiers of the Synthetic Aperture Radar
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The role of space technology in system of systems
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The SafePort Project: Concepts and Results of Trials
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The SMAT Project
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TT&C system for the ALMASat-EO microsatellite platform
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The EU Digital Agenda: modelling the opportunity for satellite delivery
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Two Sequential Acquisition Techniques for Weak GNSS Signals
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UML Based Design Methodology for Serial Data Communication System of a Nano Satellite
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Unifed Time-Slicing and Intra-/Inter-Burst FEC Extension Headers for GSE Over DVB
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Using Geo-Business Intelligence to Improve Quality of Life
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VEGA Ground Segment in a Launch Campaign
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Vega Launch Vehicle First Flight Mission Analysis
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VEGA Launch Vehicle Options to serve different satellites markets
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VEGA Launch Vehicle Upper Stage and Payloads In-orbit Collision Analysis
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VEGA Launch Vehicle Upper Stage Re-entry Survivability Analysis
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VEGA: the history of a European success
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Why Are They Hiding ? Study of an Anonymous File Sharing System
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WiMAX Networks for Emergency Management Based on UAVs
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Authors Index
Abdollahi Taleb
Accettura Antonio
Adunmo Keji A.
Agarwal Aanchal
Aguilar Sanchez Ignacio
Akbar Siddique
Alagha Nader
Alba Castro Jos Luis
Alberty Eric
Ali Anwar
Ali Haider
Ali Khurram
Alimi Adel
Amin Muhammad
Amoroso Alessandro
Amos Sonya
Anaclerio Michele
Andrenacci Marco
Angelaccio Michele
Angelone Martina
Angioli Enrico
Appignani Filippo
Aragno C.
Arbat Anna
Argones Ra Enrique
Arhami Negin
Arora Nishant
Arrigoni Neri Mario
Aru Antonio
Ashkenazi Vidal
Attaria Qadria Aqsa Raees
Attura Gianluca
Avanzi Giovanni
Azoulay Alain
Bagni Marco
Baldasseroni Massimo
Baldi Marco
Balduccini Mauro
Basili Alessandro
Basili Alessandra
Bastianelli Gabriele
Battie Franois
Bauch Gerhard
Becu Olivier
Bentini Andrea
Berardi S.
Berizzi Fabrizio
Berretta Giuliano
Bertinelli Massimo
Beylot Andre-Luc
Bianco G.
Biglieri Ezio
Blanes J.M.
Bleeker Okko
Blefari-Melazzi Nicola
Bonacci David
Boni Alessandro
Bonjean M.
Boreli Roksana
Boril Jan
Boucher Christophe
Boucheret Marie-Laure
Bousquet Michel
Bove Antonio
Breier Jakub
Bui Huyen-Chi
Buttarazzi Berta
Cadili Tindaro
Calini Gian Gherardo
Calligaro Cristiano
Calvo Ramn Miguel
Campisi Patrizio
Campostrini Pierpaolo
Cantone C.
Cantore Alessandro
Capirone Daniele
Caponi Alberto
Capria Amerigo
Capua Roberto
Carducci Franco
Carosi Massimiliano
Casolini D.
Castrillo Vittorio
Cavallaro Giuseppe
Chaari Adel
Chang Chung-Liang
Charqane Khalid
Chartosia Niki
Chatzarakis George E.
Chen Xin
Chen Jiefeng Terence
Cheng Yao
Chiani Marco
Chiaraluce Franco
Chiarini G.
Chicarella Cristina
Ciaccini Massimo
Cianca Ernestina
Cibrario Bertolotti Ivan
Ciccognani Walter
Cinarelli Davide
Ciocci E.
Codispoti Giuseppe
Colangeli Sergio
Colasanti Luca
Collard Florian
Collini-Nocker Bernhard
Conti Antonello
Coppola Davide
Cornacchini Carlo
Corrao Giuseppe
Corucci Linda
Cosmo Mario
Cossu Mario
Coulon Martial
Coulson Stephen
Crin Vincenzo
Crosnier Michael
Cuadrado Mariano
Cuccarese Filomena
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Cucchi Luca
Cucuzza Eduardo
Cunche Mathieu Cunche
Curti Gianluca
DAndria Ettore
Dalmasso Ilaria
Dantona Vito
De Capitani Di Vimercati Sabrina
De Castro Davide
De Doncker Ph.
De Haro Leandro
De Lacerda Raul
De Lillis Arturo
De los Rios Juan Carlos
De Nardis Luca
De Nicola Vito
De Piante Marco
De Sanctis Mauro
Defna Antonio
Del Re Enrico
Delamotte Thomas
Deleu Th.
DellAgnello S.
Dellamaggiora Marco
Delle Monache G.O.
Demirel Selman
Dervin Mathieu
Detti Andrea
Devetsikiotis Michael
Dhaou Riadh
Di Benedetto Maria-Gabriella
Di Capua Claudio
Di Cecca Filippo
Di Fazio Antonella
Di Iorio Emilio
Di Maggio Francesco
Di Marca Fausto
Di Paolo Lanfranco
Dicecca Luciano
Diedrich Erhard
Dioniso Cesare
Dominici Fabrizio
Donati Massimiliano
Donati Alessandro
Dovis Fabio
Dricot J.-M.
Du Runle Jennifer
Dumville Mark
Duquerroy Laurence
Durante Luca
Dutronc J.-M.
Ejea J.B.
Ekpo Sunday Cookey
Engelke Gerald
Erturk I.
Ewald Nimbe L.
Fairhurst Gorry
Falone Roberta
Falzini Stefano
Fang Yizhong
Fanucci Luca
Fargnoli Maurizio
Farina Alfonso
Fausto Giuseppina
Fdhila Raja
Fedi Francesco
Fenech Hector
Fernandez Antonio
Ferrante Andrea
Ferrarelli L.
Ferrarotti Alfredo
Ferreres A.
Ferri M.
Fiaschetti Andrea
Fiaschetti Maurizio
Fioran L.
Fleury Bernard
Focardi Riccardo
Forcolin Cominotto Andrea
Fossati Tommaso Fossati
Franceschetti Giorgio
Galletti Irene
Gallinaro Gennaro
Gallucci Stefano
Gambi Ennio
Garattini M.
Garrigos A.
Gaudiano Vito
Gaudiano Vito
Gebotys Catherine
Genisio Michele
George Danielle
Ghisu Leonardo
Giancristofaro Domenico
Ginesi Alberto
Giuliano Romeo
Gokten Mesut
Gmez David
Goodey Kevin
Granelli Sara
Greco F.
Guarnieri Marco
Guenner Carsten
Gulgonul Senol
Gupta Gaurav
Haardt Martin
Hajny Jan
Hamdani Tarek
Haritos Efthimios
Haulund Jonathan
Hausman Howard
Henniger Hennes
Hodgson Benjamin
Horlin F.
Hu Tingting
Huang Guo-Shing
Hudec Ladislav
Iacobacci Alessandra
Iannone S.
Imran Muhammad
Inserra Daniele
Intaglietta N.
Iqbal Sana
Iudice Ivan
Jalovecky Rudolf
Jhawar Ravi
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Johnson Stephen B.
Johnson Oliver
Jones Glyn
Juliato Marcio
Kaafar Mohamed-Ali
Kadri Dr. Mohammad Bilal
Kalamaris Thomas
Kanatas Athanasios G.
Kanellopoulos Sotirios A.
Kanellopoulos John D.
Kaushal Sourabh
Khandagale Abhijeet
Khullar Rocky
Klein Tobias
Koklukaya E.
Kornilov Ilya
Kourogiorgas Charilaos I.
Kramer Kathleen A
Krasser Nikolaus
Kulke Reinhard
Kumar Manish
Kuzu Lokman
Lacan Jerome
Lagrasta Stefano
Lance Emmanuel
Lankl Berthold
Latif Muhammad
Lee Mun Ho
Lehnhausen Sarah
LeMaitre Julia
Letertre Thierry
Leupers Rainer
Li Jun
Liberto Carlo
Liguori Walter
Limiti Ernesto
Liolis Konstantinos P
Lisi Marco
Liu Jiaqi
Liva Gianluigi
Livieratos Spiros N.
Livraga Giovanni
Lo Presti Letizia
Lopez-Risueo Gustavo
Lops C.
Loreti Pierpaolo
Luccio Flaminia
Lucente M.
Luglio Michele
Luise Marco
Lutz Eric
Magri Eros
Mahanti Anirban
Maiello M.
Maiorana Emanuele
Malina Lukas
Malvolti F.
Marfa Gustavo
Marigi Danilo
Marson R.
Martinelli Paola
Martnez Rodrguez-Osorio
Ramn
Martini M.
Martorella Marco
Marucco Gianluca
Maset E.
Masier Federico
Mazzenga Francesco
Mazzenga Franco
Meng Gang
Meta F.
Michailidis Emmanouel T.
Miglietta Alessia
Mikkelsen Tommy G.
Mileti L.
Millerioux Jean-Pierre
Mollura Carmelo
Montalban Gessami
Montealegre Norma
Montorsi Guido
Moreno Isaac
Morigi Massimo
Mortari Daniele
Mugavero Roberto
Mughal Muhammad Rizwan
Mughal Muhammad Amin
Mukherjee Sandeep
Muoz Mario
Mutti Simone
Naghash Abolghasem
Nahmad Daniel
Naseer Nauman
Nava B.
Neji Najett
Neji Bilel
Neri Alessandro
Niehoefer Brian
Niglio Gennaro
Noel Philippe
Noisternig Michael
Noyer Jean-Charles
Odendahl Maximilian
Oltrogge Dan
Outtier Olivier
Palandra L.
Palomba Mirko
Palombini Diego
Panagopoulos Athanasios D
Pannozzo Massimo
Paolini Enrico
Papachristos Christos I
Paraboschi Stefano
Parracino Stefano
Pasin Marco
Passerone Claudio
Patrizi G.
Peng Bushi
Peters Graham
Petracca Marco
Petri Dario
Petrolino Antonio
Petrone Miriam
Pham-Minh Duc
Piccione Antimo
Pietrabissa Antonio
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Pirazzi Gabriele
Pisano Alessandro
Piuri Vincenzo
Planchou Fabrice
Polyzos George C.
Popovich Vasily V.
Pozzobon Alessandro
Prasad Ramjee
Prvost Raoul
Pupil Andrea
Pupil Andrea
Pupolin Silvano
Radicella S.M.
Radzik Jose
Raman Talha
Randhawa Rizwan Hamid
Rashid Haroon
Recchia Annamaria
Reyneri Leonardo M.
R-Guisantes Georges
Rinaldo Rita
Rispoli Francesco
Riva Carlo
Roascio Danilo
Roccetti Marco
Rodriguez Eva
Rodriguez-Guisantes Georges
Roemer Florian
Roizin Yakov
Rolf Klaus-Herbert
Roscigno Rita
Rosell Juan
Roseti Cesare
Rossi Tommaso
Ruggieri Marina
Ruini Raffaele
Russo Enrico
Russo Massimo
Sabato Valentina
Sacchi Claudio
Saitto Antonio
Sakarellos Vasileios
Salamon Diego
Salas Natera Miguel A.
Saleh W.R.
Salf Abaid Ullah
Salom A.
Sanchez Ignacio Aguilar
Sanchis E.
Sanli Erol
Sanso Claudio
Savastano Mario
Schisano Alessandro
Schlegel Christian
Schumacher Hermann
Scotti Fabio
Scucchia Lucio
Senesi Fabio
Serrano-Velarde Dimitri
Setakis George
Shafque Muhammad Qamar
Simone Lorenzo
Siris Vasilios A.
Sklavos Nicolas
Soboll Thomas
Song Nuan
Song Yu
Sonnleitner Erik
Soumpholphakdy Viphakone
Sperandio Paolo
Spinsante Susanna
Squarcina Marco
Stallo Cosimo
Stubberud Stephen C
Tabacco P.
Tahir Muhammad
Tarable Alberto
Tesneli A.Y.
Thakur Amita
Theoflakos Panagiotis
Tibuzzi M.
Titomanlio Sabino
Tomatis Alessia
Tonello Andrea M
Tortora Paolo
Tourneret Jean-Yves
Tripodi Maurizio
Ud-Din Khan Salah
Valeev Valeriy
Valenzano Adriano
Valletta Damiano
Vavousis Alexandros
Vegni Anna Maria
Verelst Greet
Vernucci A.
Ververidis Christopher N.
Vetrano Enrico
Vettorello Marco
Vidal Oriol
Vittori R.
Volpi Matteo
Von Fersen Lorenzo
Wang Yonghai
Wang Hongrui
Whitworth Timothy
Wietfeld Christian
Winkler Roberto
Yagli Ahmet Fazil
Yakoushkin Sergey
Yanikgonul Veli
Ying Yeqiu
Yonglu Shu
Yousaf Jawad
Yun-Garcia Ana T.
Zamberlan Daniel
Zampognaro Francesco
Zanaj Blerina
Zanier Francesca
Zerbini S.
Zonouz Saman A.
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GENERAL CHAIR
Giuliano Berretta (Eutelsat Honorary Chairman and
ESOA Chairman Emeritus)
INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE
Michele Anaclerio (Defense Ministry Counsellor for
Military Health)
Josef Aschbacher (Head of GMES Space Offce, ESA)
Gianluca Betello (SELEX-SVP)
Lucio Bianchi (Generale AMI, Direzione Armamenti
Aeronautici e membro Consiglio Tecnico Scientifco ASI)
Giovanni Bodini (System MC Engineering Telecom
Italia Sparkle)
Maurice Borgeaud (ESA-ESRIN Head of Science
Applications and Future Technologies)
Sabino Cacucci (SSI Marketing & Strategies)
Eugenio Candi (Eutelsat China Area Manager)
Gianfranco Cariolaro (University of Padova)
Massimo Cavaliere (CIRA Head Business Opportuni-
ty Development)
Luigi Alberto Ciavoli Cortelli (ASAS Past President &
Vice President)
Giovanni Corazza (University of Bologna)
Paolo Dalla Chiara (Pentastudio, Eutelsat Italia
External Relations)
Mark E. Davis (IEEE AESS VP Conference)
Paolo De Vincenti (Eutelsat)
Enrico Del Re (CNIT President University of Florence)
Carlo Des Dorides (Galileo Program European
Commission)
Gabriele Falciasecca (Fondazione Marconi)
Maurizio Fargnoli (ASAS President)
Renato Farina (Eutelsat Italian Market Director)
Hector Fenech (Eutelsat Head of Future Satellite
Systems Group)
Pietro Finocchio (Isp. Capo Aus. AFCEA Capitolo di
Roma President)
Rita Forsi (ISCOM Director General)
Giorgio Franceschetti (President of Italian Institute of
Navigation IIN)
Mario Frullone (FUB President)
Giovanni Garofalo (Telespazio)
Francesco Lacquaniti (Responsible of Space
Biomedics Center)
Fiorella Lamberti (Selex Sistemi Integrati External
Relations Head of Technical Communication)
Volker Liebig (ESA Earth Observation Programme
Director and ESRIN Director)
Raimondo Lo Forti (Space Engineering Spa Vice
President)
Pierluigi Mancini (Head of the Awareness & Feasibility
Studies Division Integrated & Telecom Application
Department)
Andrea Marri (Past Alenia Space Manager and ASI
Consultant)
Giuseppe Morsillo (Head of the Director Generals
Policy Offce of ESA)
Walter Munarini (General Director of Open-Sky)
Arduino Patacchini (Skylogic Managing Director)
Sergio Pillon (Medical Director and Vice-president
CIRM)
Ramjee Prasad (CTIF Director)
Antonio Preto (European Parliament Member)
Marina Ruggieri (IEEE AESS Past President)
Antonio Salom (ARES Director)
Gian Paolo Segala (Strategic Advisor EPR
Comunicazione)
Judy Scharmann (IEEE AESS Executive Assistant)
Cosimo Stallo (IEEE AESS GOLD Chair)
Giovanni Sylos Labini (AIPAS President)
Leopoldo Verde (CIRA Italian Aerospace Research
Center General Director)
Giuseppe Viriglio (Telespazio)
Committees
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TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Technical Program Chair
Ramjee Prasad (CTIF Director)
Technical Programme Vice-Chair
Marina Ruggieri (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Technical Programme Responsible
Cosimo Stallo (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Invited Lecturers Programme Chair
Ernestina Cianca (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Vidal Ashkenazi (Nottingham Scientifc Limited)
Paolo Bellofore (Telespazio)
Ezio Biglieri (Polytechnic of Turin)
Igor Bisio (University of Genoa)
Mariano Bizzarri (University of Rome La Sapienza,
Scientifc Board of ASI)
Giovanni Bodini (System MC Engineering Telecom Italia
Sparkle)
Kai Borre (Aalborg University)
Sabino Cacucci (SSI Commercial Director)
Federica Cappelluti (Politechnic of Turin)
Francesco Cazzato (SSI)
Marco Chiani (University of Bologna)
Ernestina Cianca ( Tutorial Chair-University of Rome Tor
Vergata)
Paolo Colantonio (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Carlo Cornacchini (Space Engineering Spa)
Mauro De Sanctis (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Michael Devetsikiotis (NC State University, Raleigh,
North Carolina, U.S.)
Fabio Dovis (Politechnic of Turin)
Barry Evans (University of Surrey)
Paolo Gaudenzi (University of Rome La Sapienza)
Giovanni Giambene (University of Siena)
Alberto Ginesi (Head of the Communication-TT&C Sy-
stems & Techniques Section ESA/ESTEC)
Angelantonio Gnazzo (Telecom Italia Home Network
and Wireline Devices)
Darko Huljenic (University of Zagreb)
Aravind Kailas (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Robert J. Kerczewski (Background Associate Project
Manager for Glenn Research Center)
Alexander Kocian (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Stefano Lagrasta (Telespazio)
Ernesto Limiti (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Pierpaolo Loreti (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Marco Luise (University of Pisa)
Luca Marcaccioli (University of Perugia)
Gustavo Marfa (University of Bologna)
Albena Mihovska (Aalborg University)
Nada Milisavljevic (Royal Military Academy Communi-
cation Information Systems & Sensors)
Daniele Mortari (Texas A&M University)
Beatrice Motella (Istituto Superiore Mario Boella)
Sandeep Mukherjee (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Naohisa Ohta (Keio University)
Tomoaki Ohtsuki ( Keio University)
Claudio Passerone (Polytechnic of Turin)
Giorgio Perrotta (Spacesys srl)
Marco Petracca (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Sofe Pollin (University of California Berkeley)
Petar Popovski (Aalborg University)
Oscar Pozzobon (QASCOM srl Chief and Co-founder)
Neeli R. Prasad (Aalborg University)
Matteo Rinaldi (Northeastern University)
Tommaso Rossi (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Claudio Sacchi (University of Trento)
Seii Sai (Toyota- InfoTechnology Center)
Antonio Saitto (Consorzio RadioLabs)
Antonio Salom (ARES Director)
Pierangela Samarati (Universita` degli Studi di Milano)
Sandro Scalise (DLR (German Aerospace Center))
Judy Scharmann (IEEE AESS Executive Assistant)
Robert Schober (University British Columbia)
Hermann Schumacher (Universitt Ulm. Institut fr
elektronische Bauelemente und Schaltungen,
Ulm, Germany)
Gonzalo Seco Granados (Universitat Autnoma de
Barcelona)
Karim Seddik (Alexandria University)
Nicolas Sklavos (Informatics & MM Department,
Technological Educational Institute of Patras)
Susanna Spinsante (University of Marche)
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Cosimo Stallo (University of Tor Vergata)
Oleg Stukach (University of Tomsk)
Andrea M. Tonello (University of Udine)
Daniela Valente (Publication Chair- University of Rome
Tor Vergata)
Subbarayan Venkatesan (University of Texas)
Francesco Verde (Universit degli Studi di Napoli
Federico II)
Francesco Vespe (ASI-CGS)
Alberto Zanella (IEIIT-CNR)
Andrea Zanella (University of Padova)
Chao Zhang (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Saman Aliari Zonouz (University of Miami)
ORGANIZING LOCAL COMMITTEE
Estel Conference Organization
Chief Executive: Ilaria Pivato (Promospace Manager)
Aarti Holla-Maini (ESOA General Secretary)
Aldo LImperio (Eutelsat Italia, Counsellor)
Emanuele Rizzo (ASAS General Secretary)
Judy Scharmann (IEEE AESS Executive Assistant)
Cosimo Stallo (IEEE AESS GOLD Chair)
Alexander Kocian (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
Ilaria Pivato (Promospace Manager)
Fulvio Sansone (ESOA Senior Advisor)
Judy Scharmann (IEEE AESS Executive Assistant)
Aldo LImperio (Eutelsat Italia, Counsellor)
FINANCIAL COMMITTEE
Cosimo Stallo (Treasurer)
PUBLICATION CHAIR
Cosimo Stallo
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Special track on security and privacy
SPECIAL TRACK PROGRAM CHAIR
Pierangela Samarati
Universit degli Studi di Milano, Italy
PUBLICITY CHAIR
Ravi Jhawar
Universit degli Studi di Milano, Italy
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Vijay Atluri, Rutgers University, USA
Carlo Blundo, Universit di Salerno, Italy
Roberto Di Pietro, Universit di Roma Tre, Italy
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Alberto Ferrante, Universit della Svizzera Italiana,
Switzerland
Ravi Jhawar, Universit degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Telecom France, France
Krishna Kant, NSF and Intel, USA
Yingjiu Li, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Giovanni Livraga, Universit degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Wenjing Lou, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University, USA
Carlos Alberto Maziero, Universidade Tecnolgica
Federal do Paran, Brazil
Siani Pearson, HP Labs, UK
Gnther Pernul, Universitt Regensburg, Germany
Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Kui Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Cosimo Stallo, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Vicenc Torra, IIIA-CSIS, Spain
Qinghan Xiao, Defence R&D, Canada
Meng Yu, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
EXTERNAL REVIEWERS
Christian Broser
Michael Netter
Constantinos Patsakis
Santi Martinez Rodriguez
Huaqun Wang
Michael Weber
Q. Yan
Ning Zhang
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Promoters
Co-Promoters
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Platinum and Main Sponsor
Technical and Main Sponsor
Silver Sponsors
Space Engineering
Sponsors
Partners
network of european regions
using space technologies
Media Partners
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General Information
VENUE
Roma Eventi Fontana di Trevi
Piazza della Pilotta, 4 00187 Roma Italia
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
The offcial language of the Conference is English.
BADGES
Only registered participants wearing a congress badge will be allowed to attend
the scientifc sessions and into the Conference exhibit area.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
A certifcate of attendance is available at the registration desk upon request.
SECRETARIAT & REGISTRATION DESK
Conference Secretariat will be at your disposal for any needs at the foor of the
Conference venue at the following times:
Tuesday, October 2 : from 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Wednesday, October 3 : from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm
Thursday, October 4 : from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm
Friday, October 5 : from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm
BUFFET AREA
Buffet Area will be available on foor of the Conference venue in Ariosto and Alighieri rooms
EXHIBITION AREA
There will be an Exhibition Area at the Conference venue in Ariosto and Alighieri rooms

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SYMPOSIA
The Conference Programme is organised around fve Macro-Areas:
Communication and Navigation Technologies
Integrated Satellite Systems and Emerging Technologies
Value added Services & Applications for Improving the QoL
Future Satellite Communication Systems
Space Missions, Systems and Architectures and Launchers
and two special tracks on :
Security and Privacy
Galileo Navigation System and its Applications
In the Symposia, international experts will help answer the key questions currently being raised in the sec-
tors of smart and sustainable generation, distribution, conversion and utilization of electrical energy.
INVITED LECTURERS
The Invited Lecturers, strives to offer a slate of topics to the largest possible cross section of potential Estel-
Conference 2012 attendees having interest in the innovative and advanced applications of communication
and navigation satellite technologies. The offered lecturers are expected helping experienced engineers and
academics in updating or renewing their knowledge base, as well as to accelerate the development of elec-
trical engineers new to the profession or the feld. The Invited Lecturers Programme was designed to offer
attendees with an opportunity to expand their Estel Conference 2012 experience, providing even more higher
value as a result of their conference participation.
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Call for Papers 2012
Macro-Area #1: Communication and Navigation Technologies
Ground and Space Antenna Technologies and Systems
Ground Segment Architecture and Terminals
Modulation and Coding Schemes Synchronization
Equalization and Channel Estimation
Satellite Channel Modeling
MIMO Communications for Satellites
Interference Detection and Mitigation Techniques
Urban Personal and Vehicular Navigation
GNSS Augmentation Systems
Terrestrial Radio-navigation and RF-Positioning
DVB and Broadband Access Technologies
IP over Satellite and QoS Support
Transport Protocols over Satellite
Onboard Switching and Processing Technologies
Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN) over Satellite
Radio Resource Management and Packet Scheduling
Power control, Hand-Over Issues and Call Admission Control
Cross-layer Design
Software Defned Radio Technology
Next Generation Mobile, Broadband and Broadcast Satellite Systems
Multi-Gigabit Communications
New Constellation Design
Emerging Standardizations and Issues
Advanced Circuits and Devices
Security Issues of Satellite Communications
Precise Positioning
High Performance Inertial Sensors
UWB technology
Macro-Area #2: Integrated Satellite Systems and Emerging Technologies
Integration between Telecommunication, Navigation and Earth Observation Systems
IP over Satellite and Heterogeneous Networks
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Emergency Communications and Services
Maritime Communication Technologies
Infrastructure and Network Management
Convergence with Optical Networks
Cooperative/distributed network Architectures
Quantum Satellite Communications
Convergence with Optical Networks
Hybrid Satellite & Terrestrial Networking
Space Exploration and Interplanetary Internet
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Aeronautical Satellite Communications
Swarm Sensor Networks
Macro-Area #3: Value added Services & Applications for Improving the Quality of Life
(QoL) (Health, Security and Energy)
Mobile Satellite Services
Real-time Multimedia Streaming
Broadcast/Multicasting
Communication Protocols and Services for Space Networks
Tele Healthcare, Medical Applications and Information Systems
Smart Homes and Assisted Living
Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications
Standars for e-Healthcare
Wearable and Implantable Wireless Sensors for Healthcare
Wireless Body Area Networks (BANs) and In-Body Communications
ICT for Intelligent Transportation Systems
Cybersecurity
Homeland Security
Artifcial Intelligence and Expert Systems for e-Healthcare Cyber Attacks
Satellite-based Remote eHealth
Military and Dual Use Applications
Satellite-based Disaster Recovery
Interoperability of Disaster Responders Communication Systems
Satellite-based Earthquake Surveillance
Satellite-based Environmental Surveillance
Satellite-based Weather Forecast
ICT Impact on Climate Changes and Green Communications
Satellite-based Power Grids Monitoring and Control
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Unmanned Search and Rescue
E-learning
Macro-Area #4: Future Satellite Communication Systems
Twisted radio waves and their applications to telecommunications via satellite
Next Generation Mobile, Broadband and Broadcast Satellite Systems
Beyond Ka Band Satellite Missions
Channel Modeling for EHF Satellite Communications
Millimeter Wave Technology and Devices
Multi-Gigabit Communications
New Constellation Design
Macro-Area #5: Space Missions, Systems and Architectures and Launchers
Accelerating Evolution Spacecraft Propulsion Technology and Mission Design
Technologies for Safe Lunar Landing
System and Technology Challenges for Landing on the Earth, Moon and Mars
Radiation Issues and Modeling for Deep Space Missions
Mission Design for Spacecraft Formations
Future Space and Earth Science Missions
Space Debris Mitigation and Removal
Missions & Technologies for In Situ Exploration & Sample Return
VEGA Launcher
Air Vehicle Flight Controls
UAV Systems & Autonomy
Multi-Agent Technologies for Aerospace
PHM for Aircraft and Propulsion Program Applications
Guidelines Submission
All submitted papers will be peer reviewed and assessed on key accomplishments, technical
contribution, and advancement of the state-of-the-art, originality and interest to the attendees.
Accepted papers will be published in the ESTEL 2012 Proceedings which will be available through
IEEE Xplore after the conference.
Papers should frst be submitted as a 1 to 2 page abstract to http://www.estelconference.org.
Please refer to the detailed author instructions provided on the conference website.
Selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for special issues or
fast tracks in well-reputed journals (among them there is the River Publishers).
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Authors of accepted papers will be required to submit a fnal complete manuscript (4 to 10 pages)
online in PDF format no later than 15 September 2012.
The offcial language of the Conference is English.
Complete information on how to submit a paper and register for the conference, as well as other
important information, is available on www.estelconference.org/paper-submission/
The technical program will be complemented with a Technical Exhibition, which will be held on
October 2-5, offering companies and agencies a unique opportunity to visit Italy and present related
products and services in display and printed advertisement.
Main Deadlines:
Abstract Submission: 1/02/2012
Abstract Acceptance: 1/04/2012
Draft Manuscript Submission: 15/06/2012
Notifcation of Acceptance: 07/07/2012
Final Manuscript Submission: 20/07/2012
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ESTEL Conference: Technical Programme
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2012
Invited Lecture #1
Mission Control Centre role in Thales Satcom Systems
Room: Loyola; Time: 3.00-4.30 pm
Philippe Noel
Mission Control Center Thales Alenia Space
Abstract: In a SatCom system, a Mission Control Centre (MCC) is a set of functionalities which have two
main objectives: frstly, to ease the operation of the system (space and ground segment), then to beneft
the maximum capacity of the payload and ground devices.
As a consequence, the mission centre has to be considered as an effcient mean to increase the return of
the investment made by the satellite operator. Moreover, all the operators want to have integrated Mission
Control Centre for global consistency, by proposing a merged planning, confguration and monitoring
system. The main function addressed by a Mission Control Centre are: Planning: to check feasibility of a
deployment, and optimize on board and ground resources consumption, in order to enhance the system
capacity; Confguration: to deploy easily payload and station accordingly to what have been planned;
Monitoring: to check if the operation is in line with the plan and also to detect potential threat on ongoing
transmission activities. Thales Alenia Space has a long history in development and supply of Mission Con-
trol Centers for commercial and institutional Satcom missions.
During the last decade, SatCom market is facing the introduction of new features, associated to the incre-
asing needs of capacity, reliability and fexibility. Consequently the in-orbit validation, operation, planning
and resource optimization of such systems becomes more and more complex, hence requiring to develop
new operating concepts and tools. These new features are mainly: IP services with variable data-rate,
Ka Band bringing bandwidth improvement but also important fading; complex wave-form with adaptive
coding and modulation. Flexible payload increasing deployment possibilities with multi-beams, shared
TWTA, Digital Transparent Processor (DTP). And for governmental systems, the struggle against Jamming
threats either at monitoring and planning level or through the use of specialized anti-jamming devices.
The aim of this presentation is to give an overview on the new functions that had to be added to Mission
Control Centre during last ten years in order to take up the challenge induced by these new technologies.
We will see how new ground function have escorted these major change, and maybe more, how they had
made some of these changes possible. Because, some of them wouldnt have been a reality without the
development of a dedicated ground software helping a non expert operator to plenty use them.
Philippe Noel received his engineer diploma from the Institut Universitaire des Sciences Pour lIngnieur de
Marseille in 1993 and his master in computing sciences from Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne in 1994. He
integrated Thales group in 1995 where he made a 16 years long carrier completely dedicated to Network Mana-
gement Systems. Since 2003, Philippe Noel has participated exclusively to the realization of important Satellite
Telecommunication Systems. These projects were ARISTOTE and SYRACUSE 3 for the French MOD (Ministry of
Defence), NATO EMS (NATO EPM Modem System), NATO ASNMC (Acquisition of Advanced Satcom Network
Monitoring and Control. More recently he works on a dual military and commercial C/KA/KU Satcom sytem de-
veloped by Thales and Astrium for United Arab Emirates: YAHSAT. During this period Philippe Noel was successively: developer,
designer, technical manager, work package and project manager. He is now in charge for the Telecom Business Unit of Thales Alenia
Space of the Mission Control Center product line.
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Invited Lecture #2
Achieving the Multiple-Access Capacity of AWGN Channel with Iterative Processing
Room: Marinetti; Time: 3.00-4.30 pm
Christian Schlegel
NSERC Chair NSERC Ultra Marine Digital Communications Center
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dalhousie University
Abstract: A recently proposed novel signaling method based on signal partition is shown to be able to
achieve the capacity of the Gaussian multiple access channel with a complexity that is linear in the number
of participating users.
Christian Schlegel received the Dipl. El. Ing. ETH degree from the Federal Institute of Technology, Zrich, in
1984, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN,
in 1986 and 1989, respectively. In 1988 he joined the Communications Group at the research center of Asea Brown
Boveri in Baden, Switzerland, where he was involved in mobile communications research. He spent the 1991/92
academic year as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii. From 1992-1994, he
was head of the Mobile Communications Research Centre at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, then, from
1994-1996 he was with the University of Texas at San Antonio, and in 1996 he joined the University of Utah, Salt
Lake City. In 2001 he assumed the iCORE Chair for Digital Communications at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. His
interests are in the area of error control coding and applications, multiple access communications, iterative processing, digital com-
munications, wireless networks, as well as low-power implementations of communications systems. He is the author Trellis Coding
(IEEE Press 1997), Trellis and Turbo Coding, (Wiley/IEEE 2004), and co-authored Coordinated Multiple User Communications,
Springer in 2006 with Professor Alex Grant from the University of South Australia. Dr. Schlegel received an NSF 1997 Career Award
in support of his research in multiuser communications, a Canada Research Chair in 2001, and a Province of Alberta iCORE Chair in
2001 and 2006, providing a total of $5 Mio of research funding. Dr. Schlegel is an IEEE Fellow, and was named IEEE Distinguished
Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in 2007 and for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2011. Dr. Schlegel was
associate editor for coding theory and techniques for the IEEE Transactions on Communications from 1999-2007, guest editor for
the Proceedings of the IEEEs Proceedings of the IEEEs special issue on turbo coding, and currently serves on the editorial board of
Editorial Board of the Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hindawi Publishing. Dr. Schlegel also served as technical
program co-chair of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop 2001 held in Cairns, Australia, as technical program chair of the IEEE
International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT05) 2005 held in Adelaide, Australia, as technical co-chair of the 4th IEEE
Multiple Access Workshop (MACOM) 2011, and as general chair of the 2005 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop (CTW05)
held in Park City, Utah. He has also frequently serves on several technical program committees, most recently or IEEE VTC99 in
Houston, TX, IEEE VTC2000 held in Tokyo, Japan, IEEE Globecom 2001 held in San Antonio, TX, the 3rd International Symposium
on Turbo Codes, held in Brest, France, in 2003, IEEE VTC2004-Fall held in Los Angeles, IEEE Globecom 2004 held in Dallas, TX.
IEEE VTC2006 held in Melbourne, IEEE ICC 2006 held in Istanbul, Turkey, IEEE IWCMC 2006, held in Vancouver, IEEE PIMRC
2006 held in Helsinki, Finland, IEEE VTC 2007, Spring, held in Dublin, IEEE VTC 2007, Fall, held in Baltimore, IEEE Globecom
2007, held in Washington, DC, IEEE PIMRC 2007, held in Athens, Greece, IEEE VTC 2008, held in Calgary, the 5th International
Symposium on Turbo Codes, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, 2008, the Military Communications Conference MILCOM 2008, held in
San Diego, November 2008, IEEE VTC 2009, held in Barcelona, Spain, the 6th International Symposium on Turbo Codes, to be held
in Brest, France, September 6-10, 2010, and the 3rd International Workshop on Multiple Access Communications held in Barcelona,
September 13-14, 2010, MILCOM 2010, held in San Jose, November 2010, MILCOM 2011, to be held in Baltimore, November 2011,
and IEEE ICC 2012 to be held in Ottawa, Canada in June 2012. Dr. Schlegel is the originator and organizer of the Western Canadian
Summer School on Information and Communication Theory held every year in Banff, Alberta, and currently in its 5th year. He also
organizes an annual undergraduate student event on wireless principles at the University of Alberta. Dr. Schlegel has published over
100 technical papers, and has given numerous invited talks and seminars. He received research grants for over 1 Mio US$ from the
National Science Foundation, the Army Research Offce, the State of Utah, and private industry, notably L3 Communications in Salt
Lake City, Utah, and more than 6 Mio Can$ from iCORE, the Canadian Foundation for Infrastructure (CFI), NSERC, ASRA, the Ca-
nada Research Chair (CRC) program, and the wireless industry in Canada. His work with industry has resulted in ten patents in the
area of spread spectrum communication, error control coding, and digital and analog implementations. He has pioneered multi-user
detection based on interference separation principles and iterative decoding methods. He frequently holds tutorials on Turbo Coding
and Multiple Access Communications. Further information and instructional material is available on his University laboratory.
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Invited Lecture #3
Modeling of the Satellite Communications
Channel With Emphasis on the Land Mobile Satellite Channel
Room: Alferi; Time: 3.00-4.30 pm
Erich Lutz
Digital Network Section DLR
Abstract: As an introduction, this talk gives an overview over the essential physical phenomena of the
satellite communications channel. Then it describes measurement and modelling techniques for the
land mobile satellite channel and gives an overview over this feld. The characteristics of the land mobile
satellite channel are discussed, and historic DLR channel measurements are reviewed. From this, a
narrowband channel model is derived, and parameters of the channel model, resulting from measure-
ments, are presented. Finally, a four-state model for dual satellite channel diversity is introduced.
Erich Lutz received the Dipl.-Ing. degree from the Technical University Munich in 1977 and the Dr.-Ing. de-
gree from the University of the Armed Forces, Munich in 1983. Since then, he has been with the Institute of
Communications and Navigation of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, and
from 1986 until 2008, he was head of the Digital Network section of this institute. He has participated in a large
number of international studies and research projects. Since 2006, he has been coordinator of the SatNEx Satellite
Communications Network of Experts funded frst by the European Commission and now by the European Space
Agency. His research interests include networking aspects in mobile and broadband satellite communication sy-
stems. Prof. Lutz has published numerous journal and conference papers, and is the principal author of a book on satellite systems
for personal and broadband communications, published by Springer in 2000. He holds a honorary professorship at the Technical
University Munich where he lectures on satellite communication networks. Prof. Lutz is a member of the Editorial Panel of the
International Journal of Satellite Communications.
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Invited Lecture #4
Communications and Localization in Terrestrial
Wireless Systems A Symbiosis in the Dawn of Being Fully Exploited
Room: Belli; Time: 3.00-4.30 pm
Bernard H. Fleury
Department of Electronic Systems, University of Aalborg, Denmarkk
Bernard H. Fleury received the diploma in electrical engineering and mathematics in 1978 and 1990, respecti-
vely, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ),
Switzerland, in 1990. Since 1997, he has been with the Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University,
Denmark, as a Professor of communication theory. He is the Head of the Section Navigation and Communica-
tions, which is one of the nine laboratories of this department. From 2006 to 2009, he was a Key Researcher
with the Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (ftw), Austria. During 19781985 and 19921996, he was
a Teaching Assistant and a Senior Research Associate, respectively, with the Communication Technology Labo-
ratory, ETHZ. Between 1988 and 1992, he was a Research Assistant with the Statistical Seminar at ETHZ. Prof.
Fleurys research interests cover numerous aspects within communication theory and signal processing, mainly for wireless com-
munications. His current research interests include stochastic modeling and estimation of the radio channel especially for MIMO
applications in fast time-varying environments, iterative message-passing processing with focus on the design of effcient feasible
architectures for wireless receivers, localization techniques in wireless terrestrial systems, and radar signal processing. He has
authored and co-authored more than 110 publications in these areas. He has developed with his staff a high-resolution method for
the estimation of radio channel parameters that has found a wide application and has inspired similar estimation techniques both
in academia and in industry.
Time: 4.30-5.00 pm
Coffee Break
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Macro-Area #1:
Communication and Navigation
SESSION #1:
Ground & Space Antenna Technologies, Satellite
Systems, Ground Segment Architecture & Terminals
Chair: Philippe Noel
Room: Loyola; Time: 5.00-6.15 pm
05.00-05.15 p.m.
Ground Station Activity Planning through a
Multi-Algorithm Optimisation Approach
Giuseppe Corrao Satellite Systems and Applications-
Telespazio SpA
Roberta Falone Department of Information Engineering-
Marche Polytechnic University
Ennio Gambi Department of Information Engineering-
Marche Polytechnic University
Susanna Spinsante Department of Information Enginee-
ring-Marche Polytechnic University
05.15-05.30 p.m.
Satellite Ground Stations with Electronic Beam
Steering
Yao Cheng Communications Research Laboratory-
Ilmenau University of Technology
Nuan Song Communications Research Laboratory-
Ilmenau University of Technology
Florian Roemer Communications Research Laboratory-
Ilmenau University of Technology
Martin Haardt Communications Research Laboratory-
Ilmenau University of Technology
Hennes Henniger German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Robert Metzig German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Erhard Diedrich German Aerospace Center (DLR)
05.30-05.45 p.m.
SATURN: Smart Maritime Satellite Terminal
for Multimedia Services and Contents
Massimo Pannozzo Calearo Antenne S.p.A.
Andrea Forcolin Cominotto Calearo Antenne S.p.A.
Daniel Zamberlan Calearo Antenne S.p.A.
Marco Andrenacci MBI s.r.l.
Sabino Titomanlio MBI s.r.l.
Sara Granelli AvMap
05.45-06.00 p.m.
VEGA Ground Segment in a Launch Campaign
E. dAndria, D. Casolini, A. Piccione, L. Ferrarelli
Vitrociset spa
06.00 -06.15 p.m.
Novel Gravity Distortion Evaluation on Large Anten-
na Array for Deep Space Communication
Miguel A. Salas Natera Department of Systems, Signal
and Radiocommunications, Grupo de Radiacin, Univer-
sidad Politcnica de Madrid
Ramn Martnez Rodrguez-Osorio Department of
Systems, Signal and Radiocommunications, Grupo de
Radiacin, Universidad Politcnica de Madrid
Leandro de Haro Department of Systems, Signal and
Radiocommunications, Grupo de Radiacin, Universidad
Politcnica de Madrid
Miguel Calvo Ramn Department of Systems, Signal
and Radiocommunications, Grupo de Radiacin, Univer-
sidad Politcnica de Madrid
SESSION #2:
Information Theory
Chair: Christian Schlegel
Room: Marinetti; Time: 5.15-6.15 pm
5.15-5.30 p.m.
Multi-slot Coded ALOHA with Irregular
Degree Distribution
Huyen-Chi Bui University of Toulouse, ISAE/DMIA
Jerome Lacan University of Toulouse, ISAE/DMIA
Marie-Laure Boucheret University of Toulouse, IRIT/
ENSEEIHT
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5.30-5.45 p.m.
Extended Constrained Viterbi Algorithm for AIS
Signals received by Satellite
Raoul Prvost University of Toulouse, INP-ENSEEIHT/
IRIT, France
Martial Coulon University of Toulouse, INP-ENSEEIHT/
IRIT, France
David Bonacci TSA, Toulouse, France
Julia LeMaitre CNES, Toulouse, France
Pierre Millerioux CNES, Toulouse, France
Jean Tourneret University of Toulouse, France
5.45-6.00 p.m.
SC-FDMA for the Return-Link of Interactive
Broadband Systems
Gennaro Gallinaro Space Engineering S.p.A.
Filippo Di Cecca Space Engineering S.p.A.
Nader Alagha European Space Agency
6.00-6.15 p.m.
Unifed Time-Slicing and Intra-/Inter-Burst FEC
Extension Headers for GSE Over DVB
Michael Noisternig University of Salzburg
Thomas Soboll University of Salzburg
Bernhard Collini-Nocker University of Salzburg
Nimbe L Ewald University of Aberdeen
Gorry Fairhurst University of Aberdeen
Ana T. Yun-Garcia Thales Alenia Space Espaa
Isaac Moreno Thales Alenia Space Espaa
SESSION #3:
Satellite Channel Modeling, MIMO Communica-
tions, Interference Detection and Propagation
Impairment Mitigation Techniques for Satellite
Communications
Chair: Erich Lutz
Room: Alferi; Time: 5.00-6.15 pm
05.00-05.15 p.m.
Coded Polarization Multiplexing as a MIMO
Scheme for the LMS Channel
Alberto Tarable Polytechnic of Turin
Marco Luise Wireless Systems Engineering and
Research (WISER) Srl
Gustavo Lopez-Risueo
European Space Agency (ESA)
Francesca Zanier European Space Agency (ESA)
05.15-05.30 p.m.
Rain Attenuation Hitting Time Statistical Distribu-
tion: Application to Fade Mitigation Techniques of
Future Satellite Communication Systems
Athanasios D. Panagopoulos
National Technical University of Athens
Charilaos I. Kourogiorgas
National Technical University of Athens
Sotirios A. Kanellopoulos
National Technical University of Athens
John D. Kanellopoulos
National Technical University of Athens
Spiros N. Livieratos ASPETE
George E. Chatzarakis ASPETE
05.30-05.45 p.m.
A 3-D Model for MIMO Mobile-to-Mobile Via
Stratospheric-Relay Fading Channels
Emmanouel T. Michailidis University of Piraeus
Panagiotis Theoflakos University of Piraeus
Athanasios G. Kanatas University of Piraeus
05.45-06.00 p.m.
Impact of Nonlinear Power Amplifers on the
Performance of Precoded MIMO Satellite Systems
Vito Dantona Institute of Communications Engineering,
Munich University of the German Bundeswehr,
Neubiberg, Germany
Thomas Delamotte Institute of Information Processing,
Munich University of the German Bundeswehr,
Neubiberg, Germany
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Gerard Bauch
Institute of Information Processing, Munich University of
the German Bundeswehr, Neubiberg, Germany
B. Lankl
Institute of Communications Engineering, Munich Univer-
sity of the German Bundeswehr, Neubiberg, Germany
06.00 -06.15 p.m.
Statistical Characterization of the Interference
on the Return Link of a Broadband Satellite
System
Dimitri Serrano Velarde
EUTELSAT 70, rue Balard, 75015 Paris
Hector T. Fenech
EUTELSAT 70, rue Balard, 75015 Paris
Emmanuel Lance
EUTELSAT 70, rue Balard, 75015 Paris
Georges Rodriguez TELECOM ParisTech
SESSION #4:
Terrestrial Radionavigation, Indoor Positioning,
GNSS Interference Detection and Mitigation
Chair: Bernard H. Fleury
Room: Belli; Time: 5.00-6.00 pm
05.00-05.15 p.m.
A Multi-Technology Indoor Positioning Service to
Enable New Location-aware Applications
Pierpaolo Loreti University of Rome Tor Vergata
Paolo Sperandio T-Connect
Massimo Baldasseroni Progesi S.p.A
Marco Vettorello T-Connect
05.15-05.30 p.m.
GNSS Interference Detection with Software
Defned Radio
Yeqiu Ying Nottingham Scientifc Limited
Timothy Whitworth Nottingham Scientifc Limited
Mark Dumville Nottingham Scientifc Limited
05.30-05.45 p.m.
Spatial Compressive Array Processing Scheme
Against Multiple Narrowband Interferences for
GNSS
Chung-Liang Chang National Pingtung University of
Science and Technology, Taiwan
Guo-Shing Huang National Pingtung University of
Science and Technology, Taiwan
05.45-06.00 p.m.
GNSS Signal Multipath Error Characterization in
Urban Environments Using LIDAR Data Aiding
Khurram Ali Polytechnic of Turin
Davide De Castro DEIMOS Space S.L.U, Tres Cantos,
Madrid, Spain
Antonio Fernandez DEIMOS Space S.L.U,
Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain
Xin Chen Polytechnic of Turin
Fabio Dovis Polytechnic of Turin
Time: 6.30-7.30 pm
Welcome Cocktail


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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2012
Special Day on Smart Life Technologies
Invited Lecture#5
Designing Smarter Networks: Modeling Communications in the Era of Service Awareness,
Social Networks and the Smart Grid
Room: Loyola; Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Michael Devetsikiotis
IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer 2008-2011 Professor
and Director of Graduate Programs, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. NC State University,
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Abstract: Combined advances in high speed networking, mobile devices, application sharing, web ser-
vices, virtual world technologies and large scale event processing are converging to create a new world
of pervasive, smarter networks, and ubiquitous presence of users, which offers tremendous potential
for social interaction and co-creation. The communication networking and computing requirements of
this converged human-centric environment are also increasing at an accelerated pace. In this new envi-
ronment, it is imperative that the crucial networking and computing resources align closely with the needs
and patterns dictated by the applications, social networks, and by the human users. The success of such
socio-technical smarter systems will hinge on the way networks interact with human presence and loca-
tion, in all of its physical and virtual aspects. A robust, scalable, and dynamic communication infrastruc-
ture is necessary to connect service consumers and providers within such rich, interactive environments.
It is also becoming increasingly relevant to the delivery of smarter health systems, and of the Energy
Internet or Smart Grid, in conjunction with progress in energy storage, renewable generation, and
smart metering. Applications of the future will leverage distributed service-oriented deployment patterns
where large numbers of network appliances coordinate with peers using network-wide (or cloud-wide)
application-specifc policies, in order to perform confguration changes based on prevailing network,
computing and application conditions.
Modeling and adaptation of resources based on state, location, context-awareness and workload (cur-
rent or predicted) is highly desirable in these high-performance computing and communication socio-
technical service systems. In this seminar, we provide an overview of our effort, in collaboration with
our College of Management, with the new FREEDM center on renewable energy, with IBM and with
Cisco, to develop models of emerging next generation network-based services, traffc characterization
and predictive and dynamic resource allocation. We present an overview of approaches that we are using
for service-aware utility-oriented modeling and resource allocation in aggregation network optimization,
location-aware hybrid activities in wireless networks, smart grids and vehicle charging stations, smart
health applications, and virtual collaboration environments such as virtual worlds.
Michael Devetsikiotis (IEEE S 1985, M 1994, SM 2003, F 2012) was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He received the Dipl. Ing.
degree in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1988, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in
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Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1990 and 1993, respectively. As a student
he received scholarships from the National Scholarship Foundation of Greece, the National Technical Chamber
of Greece, and the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Achievement Award for a Doctoral Candidate at NC State Universi-
ty. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the honor societies of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and Phi
Kappa Phi. In 1993 he joined the Broadband Networks Laboratory at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, as a
Post-Doctoral Fellow. Michael later became an Adjunct Research Professor in the Dept. of Systems and Computer
Engineering at Carleton University in 1995, an Assistant Professor in 1996 and an Associate Professor in 1999. He joined the Dept.
of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State as an Associate Professor, in 2000, and became a Professor in 2006. Michael
served as Chairman of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Comm. Systems Integration and Modeling and is
now a member of the ComSoc Education Board. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Comm. Letters, an Area Editor of
the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, and on the editorial boards of the Intl. Journal of Simulation and Pro-
cess Modeling, the IEEE Comm. Surveys and Tutorials, and the Journal of Internet Engineering. He co-chaired the Next Generation
Internet symposium under IEEE ICC 2002, the High-Speed Networks symposium under IEEE ICC 2004, the Quality, Reliability and
Performance Modeling (QRPM) symposium under IEEE ICC 2006, and the Quality, Reliability and Performance for Emerging Net-
work Services symposium under IEEE Globecom 2006. He served as Workshops Chair for IEEE Globecom 2008, and co-chair of the
workshops on Enabling the Future Service Oriented Internet (2007, 2008 and 2009). He co-chaired the QRPM Symposium under
IEEE Globecom 2010, and IEEE CAMAD 2011, in Kyoto. He will co-chair the QRPM symposium at ICC 2012 in Ottawa, Canada.
Invited Lecture #6
Satellite Communications for Emergency
Room: Marinetti; Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Enrico Del Re
University of Florence, Italy
Abstract: This paper aims at defning the role of a satellite component in an integrated communications,
localization and monitoring system, which can be used in all emergency management phases. Particular
attention will be given to the integration of the satellite and terrestrial components and of the different
functionalities.
Enrico Del Re received the Laurea in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1971. After
two years employed in industry on the design of attitude sensors for space applications, since 1975 he joined the
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Florence where currently is
Full Professor of Digital Signal Processing. He was Director of the School for Higher-grade Electronics Technicians
of the University of Florence in 1990-93. From 1994 to 2004 he has been Chairman of the Telecommunications
Engineering Degree of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Florence. Since 2001 he is Member of the
Executive Board of CNIT (Italian University Consortium for Telecommunications). The professional and academic experience has
been focused in the felds of the telecommunications systems and the digital processing of signals, where he has published 6 books,
more than 300 papers in national and international journals and conferences and more than 40 technical research reports. He has
been responsible of over 50 research contracts with the Italian National Research Council, Italian Space Agency, European Union
and industries. He has been responsible as a Prime Contractor of a research contract with the European Space Agency in 1984 86
on the application of advanced digital signal processing techniques on board the satellites. During the academic year 1987 88 he has
been on leave from the University of Florence at the European Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency,
Noordwijk, Netherlands, carrying out research on the integration of satellite systems with the terrestrial cellular network for mobile
communications. He has been the Chairman of the EU COST Project 227 on Integrated Space-Terrestrial Mobile Networks and of
the EU COST Action 252 Evolution of satellite personal communications from second to future generation systems. He has served
as an expert for EU in the area of Advanced Communications Technologies. He has been the Chairman of the Satellite Integrated
Communications Networks Workshop (1986), the Software Radio Technologies and Services Workshop (2000), the Fifth European
Workshop on Mobile/Personal Satcoms (2002) and the Satellite Navigation and Communications Systems Workshop (2006). He is
a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a member of the EURASIP and AEI. He has been
recipient of the 1988/89 premium for the paper Multicarrier demodulator for digital satellite communication systems by the In-
stitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), UK. In the years 2005-2007 he was Director of the National Interuniversity Consortium for
Telecommunications (CNIT). Presently he is Vice-President.
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Invited Lecture #7
Hybrid networks for heterogeneous distributed maritime observation systems
Room: Alferi; Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Vasily V. Popovich
Prof., Deputy Director SPIIRAS for Research, Russia
Abstract: Maritime subject domain plays an important role in up to date world economy. World Ocean
covers over 70% of the Earth and forms many sources of energy and food. Needless to say those Mari-
time Observation Systems (MOS) serve as an important part of the world ocean investigation programs.
Currently many different subject domains directly or indirectly incorporate MOS as a core of investigation
and real business processes. Traditionally MOS bore somewhat military nature; however, in recent years
the business and safety aspects became more important in the trends aimed at developing MOS for
different purposes. And currently we observe many initiatives, groups and other real MOS related works
around the Globe; like EU Marine Observation and Data Expert Group (MODEG) (http://ec.europa.eu/ma-
ritimeaffairs/eu-marine-observation-data-network-mission_en.html). The mission of MODEG is to provide
the Commission with the scientifc, technical and operational expertise to ensure that the European Marine
Observation and Data Network (EMODNET) best meets the needs of its future users.
In Russia there exists a large program: National Unifed System for Information on Situation in the Oceans
that has been started a couple of years ago (NUSISO).
NUSISO is the information system which integrates technologies working in the Russian Federation for
the observation, data acquisition and data processing regarding the situation in the oceans. This system
is designed for information support of maritime activities at all levels: Federal, regional and departmental.
NUSISO encompasses over 1300 organizations from 45 departments of Russia, at that, using the da-
tabases of Data Center: All-Russian SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE for Hydro meteorological infor-
mation-world data center. Detailed information about the NUSISO program is presented on the NUSISO
Web-portal (www.oceaninfo.ru).
The system of buoys ARGO can serve as an example of the international system. The ARGO project
objective is to create and maintain a global network of 3000 buoys that should correspond to more than
100000 measurements performed by different sensors. The project objectives consist in: placing the spe-
cifed number of buoys in the world ocean; establishing the Argo national centers; free access to data;
transfer data to the global network within 24 hours after their receipt.
Detailed information about the ARGO project is available on web-sites given below:
ARGO Information Center http://argo.jcommops.org/
ARGO web-site http://www.argo.ucsd.edu/
Argo data from Coriolis http://coriolis.eu.org/cdc/argo.html
Argo data from USA GODAE project http://www.usgodae.org/argo/argo.html
The MOS analysis indicates that the following constituents are peculiar to the systems: the frst and
foremost to the point are monitoring and detection means, such as sonar, radar, optical and infrared
detectors, magnetic, gravitational, and several others. The second data centers and decision-making
support systems at various levels of the hierarchy, depending on the MOS scale. The third networks for
data transmission and data exchange that implement (at the physical level) the MOS state of distribution
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and heterogeneity. All constituents are interconnected and mutually stipulated. Currently the number of
data transmission networks is enormous, and consideration of the networks totality is hardly possible or
practical. In the above regard the presented approach proposes to consider the standard MOS and the
Hybrid Networks (HybNet) by example of MOS.
The paper proposes two basic MOS: ECDIS and AIS for further consideration. ECDIS is one of the frst
marine information systems, which has found wide commercial application. Here the requirements to
data networks are minimal: transfer of maps corrections, weather, and information about the naviga-
ting-hydrographical conditions. AIS appeared due to the advent of GPS with capabilities of continuous
monitoring of any surface ship. AI is a supplementary system in the greater global MOS. VTMS is more
complex and distributed heterogeneous system by right. VTMS meets in full the challenge of HybNet im-
plementation. ECDIS and AIS VTMS analysis allows to develop a general approach to DMOS including:
architecture, hierarchical levels, goals; networks: cell networks, wireless networks, satellite networks,
optic networks etc. Based on the frst hand experience in DMOS research and production the paper
proposes to consider two more DMOS types developed by SPIIRAS: Sonar Monitoring System (SMOS)
and Maritime Surveillance and Recognition System (MSRS).
Plan of the paper
1. Introduction: state-of-the-art, classifcation of data sources, DMOS data fows and networks
2. ECDIS (Electronic Charts Navigation Systems), and AIS (Automatic Identifcation Systems)
3. VTMS (Vessel Traffc Management System)
4. DMOS: architecture, levels, goals, networks: cell networks, wireless networks, satellite networks,
optic networks etc.
5. Case studies. Sonar Monitoring System, Maritime Surveillance and Recognition System
6. Conclusion
Vasily V. Popovich is a Professor, Deputy Director for Research of St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics
and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS) and Head of Object Oriented Geographic
Information Systems Laboratory (OOGIS Lab.) of SPIIRAS. His research interests include Geographic In-
formation Systems (GIS), Object Oriented Analysis, Design, Programming, Modeling and Simulation for
GIS, Situation Awareness and Assessment, Monitoring Systems Development, Operation Research, Theory
of Search for Moving Objects. He is specifcally interested in Information Harmonization, Integration and
Fusion Concept for GIS (IF&GIS). Science 1986, he has published more than 90 papers in journals, books
and conference proceedings on selected above topics. He is a co-editor of the proceedings of the internatio-
nal conference CORP2008 and workshop Information Fusion and GIS (IF&GIS) 2007* published by Springer. Popovich serves
as a Director for different projects on GIS base for Russian and USA Governments Departments and Russian and International
Business Companies.
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Invited Lecture #8
Cryptographic Hardware & Embedded Systems for Communications
Room: Belli; Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Nicolas Sklavos
Informatics & MM Department, Technological Educational Institute
of Patras HELLAS (Greece)
Abstract: The spreading revolution of communications, and especially the wireless and mobile appli-
cations of them, has created special needs for safe and secure communications. With the adoption of
the hardware advantages the center of interest has been moved to cryptographic hardware, regarding
implementation aspects, of security primitives. With the term cryptographic hardware, the research com-
munity refers to both theoretical and practical adoptions of cryptographic engineering, for a variety of
purposes and applications such as: encryption and decryption processors, digital signature systems,
key generation and distribution schemes, as well as random number generators. In order to implement
effciently a security system, frst the responsible team has to design, to implement, to validate and to test
the implementation for the effcient performance of it.
This work introduces the aspects of cryptographic hardware and embedded systems, regarding imple-
mentation issues, for several aspects of secure communications: block ciphers, hash functions, random
number generators, etc. It is also presented future directions, concerning promising hardware devices
such as Arduino, and gives aspects of open source programming of them.
Nicolas Sklavos received the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering, and the Diploma in Electri-
cal & Computer Engineering, in 2004 and in 2000 respectively, both from the Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dept., University of Patras, Hellas.
Since 2008, he is an Assistant Professor with the Informatics & MM Dept, Technological Educational Institute
of Patras, Hellas. He is also adjunct faculty, Assistant Professor, with the Computer Engineering & Informatics
Dept., University of Patras, Hellas from 2007. He holds an award for his PhD thesis on VLSI Designs of Wireless
Communications Security Systems, from IFIP VLSI SOC 2003.
His research interests include Cryptographic Engineering, System on Chip Design, Computers Architecture, VLSI
Design, Security of Computers and Networks.
N. Sklavos has participated to a great number of European and National projects both research & development, in the areas of his
research. He serves as evaluator of both European Commission Projects (FP7) and General Secretary of Research and Development,
Hellas. He is director of KNOSSOSnet Research Group, from 2008. Since 2007, he is the Chair of IEEE Hellas GOLD Affnity Group.
He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective Journal, Taylor & Francis Group. He serves
as Associate Editor for IEEE Latin America Transactions, IEEE Press, and Computers & Electrical Engineering Journal, Elsevier.
He has been Guest Editor of Special Issues for Elsevier & Springer publishers. He was the General Co-Chair of ACM MobiMedia
2007 and General Chair of ATHENA 2011 Summer School. He has participated to the organization of more than 100 conferences
organized by IEEE/ACM/IFIP, as Publicity, Publication Chair, Program Chair and Program Committee member. He has authored
or co-authored more than 100 scientifc articles, books, chapters, tutorials, in the areas of his research. His published works have
received up to 800 non-self citations.
Time: 10.30-11.00 am
Coffee Break
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03
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Special Plenary Keynote Lecture
An Overview of Cognitive Radio for Satellite Communications

Room: Loyola; Time: 11.00 am-12.15 pm
Ezio Biglieri
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, Electrical Engineering Department,
UCLA, and King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA
Abstract: The present scarcity of frequency spectrum allocated to radio communications has motivated
the search for technologies able to alleviate it by adapting the transmission to changing environmental
and network-usage conditions. Cognitive Radio is one of the most promising among these technologies.
Three paradigms for its application have emerged. With interweaving, the secondary (unlicensed) users
are able to occupy the portions of the spectrum left temporarily free by the primary (licensed) users. In the
underlay paradigm, the secondary transmitter overlaps in frequency with the primary user, after making
sure that the interference level it causes is below a given threshold.
The overlay paradigm uses the secondary users knowledge of the primary users transmission scheme
and of the channel to choose a transmission scheme that causes an acceptable amount of interference. In
this paper we briefy review the basic concepts underlying Cognitive Radio, and examine their applications
to satellite communications.
Ezio Biglieri was born in Aosta (Italy). He received his formal training in Electrical Engineering at Polytechnic
of Turin (Italy), where he received his Dr. Eng. degree in 1967. He is presently an adjunct professor of Electrical
Engineering at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and an honorary professor at Universitat Pompeu
Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. Previously he was a Professor at the University of Naples (Italy), at, and at UCLA. He
was elected three times to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and he served as its
President in 1999. In the recent past he was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
and of the Journal of Communications and Networks. His most recent book, coauthored with A. J. Goldsmith, L.
Greenstein, N. Mandayam, and H. Vincent Poor, is entitled Principles of Cognitive Radio (Cambridge Uni-
versity Press, 2010). Among other honors, in 2000 he received the IEEE Third-Millennium Medal and the IEEE
Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award, in 2001 the IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award and a
Best Paper Award from WPMC01, Aalborg, Denmark, and in 2004 the Journal of Communications and Networks Best Paper Award.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03
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Macro-Area #2:
Integrated Satellite Systems and
Emerging Technologies
SESSION #5:
Integrated Satellite Systems and Applications
Chair: Romeo Giuliano,
University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy (TBD)
Room: Loyola; Time: 12.15-1.00 pm
12.15-12.30 p.m.
Effects of Link Availability on the Achievable Perfor-
mance with VCM on Earth Observation Satellites
Mario Cossu Thales Alenia Space - Italy
Domenico Giancristofaro Thales Alenia Space - Italy
Carlo Riva Politecnico di Milano
Daniele Capirone Thales Alenia Politecnico di Torino
Rita Roscigno Thales Alenia Space Italy
Guido Montorsi Politecnico di Torino
Marco Luise Wireless Systems Engineering and
Research (WISER) Srl
Marco Dellamaggiora Wireless Systems Engineering
and Research (WISER) Srl
Massimo Bertinelli ESA
12.30-12.45 p.m.
Integrated Applications Demonstration
Projects
Eva Rodriguez European Space Agency (ESA) Tele-
communications and Integrated Applications - Integrated
Applications Promotion (IAP)
Olivier Becu European Space Agency (ESA) Telecom-
munications and Integrated Applications - Integrated
Applications Promotion (IAP)
Davide Coppola European Space Agency (ESA) Tele-
communications and Integrated Applications - Integrated
Applications Promotion (IAP)
Laurence Duquerroy European Space Agency (ESA)
Telecommunications and Integrated Applications - Inte-
grated Applications Promotion (IAP)
Rita Rinaldo European Space Agency (ESA) Telecom-
munications and Integrated Applications - Integrated
Applications Promotion (IAP)
12.45-1.00 p.m.
The SafePort Project: Concepts and Results of Trials
Gianluca Marruco Istituto Superiore Mario Boella
Antonio Defna Microsoft Innovation Center Torino
Tommy G. Mikkelsen Marimatech A/S
Benjamin Hodgson BMT Group Limited
SESSION #6:
Disaster Recovery and Emergency Communications
and Services
Chair: Enrico Del Re
Room: Marinetti; Time: 12.15-1.00 pm
12.15-12.30 p.m.
WiMAX Networks for Emergency Management
Based on UAVs
Romeo Giuliano University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Ilaria Dalmasso University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Francesco Mazzenga
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Irene Galletti University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
12.30-12.45 p.m.
A Joint Venture Asset Management System for
Disaster Recovery Application
Thomas Kalamaris Hellas Sat, Greece
Christos I Papachristos
National Technical University of Athens
Alexandros Vavousis Hellas Sat, Greece
George Setakis Hellas Sat, Greece
Efthimios Haritos Hellas Sat, Greece
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12.45-1.00 p.m.
Opportunistic Radio Access Techniques for
Emergency Communications: Preliminary Analysis
and Results
Claudio Sacchi University of Trento, Italy
Talha Raman University of Trento, Italy
SESSION #7:
Maritime Communication Technologies, Hybrid
Satellite & Terrestrial Networking
Chair: Vasily V. Popovich
Room: Alferi; Time: 12.15-1.00 pm
12.15-12.30 p.m.
Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Broadband Backhaul
Links: Capacity Enhancement Through Spatial
Multiplexing
Athanasios D. Panagopoulos
National Technical University of Athens
Vasileios Sakarellos
National Technical University of Athens
Charilaos I. Kourogiorgas
National Technical University of Athens
12.30-12.45 p.m.
TCP Performance Optimization for Handover
Management for LTE Satellite/Terrestrial Hybrid
Networks
Michael Crosnier
University of Toulouse, IRIT-ENSEEIHT, France
Riadh Dhaou University of Toulouse, France
Andre-Luc Beylot University of Toulouse, France
Fabrice Planchou Astrium
12.45-1.00 p.m.
An Integrated Space-Based Passive System for
Maritime Operational Traffc Surveillance
Linda Corucci CNIT - Radar and Surveillance Systems
(RaSS) Lab, Italy
Dario Petri CNIT - Radar and Surveillance Systems
(RaSS) Lab, Italy
Fabrizio Berizzi University of Pisa - Department
of Information Eng., Italy
Marco Martorella University of Pisa - Department
of Information Eng., Italy
Amerigo Capria CNIT - Radar and Surveillance
Systems (RaSS) Lab, Italy
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03
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SESSION #8:
Information-Centric Networking Architectures, IP over Satellite & Heterogeneous Networks
Chair: Andrea Detti University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Andrea Detti (1973) is researcher and assistant professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He received
his Laurea degree magna cum laude in Telecommunication Engineering in April 1998 at University of Rome
La Sapienza (Italy). In 1999-2002 he earned his PhD in Telecommunication and Microelectronics, at the
University of Rome, Tor Vergata (Italy). Since 1998 has collaborated / collaborates with Co.Ri.Tel, RadioLAbs
and C.N.I.T research consortiums. In 2004 he has joined the Electronic Engineering Department of University
of Rome Tor Vergata as researcher and assistant professor. He teach the course on Internet Technologies
and Protocols (II) within the programs in Internet Technology Engineering. The research activity of Andrea
Detti spans on different topics in the area of computer networks and copes with framework design, performance
evaluation and analytical modeling. He is co-author of several papers on journals and conference proceedings mainly regarding
overlay, wireless, optical networks and information-centric network. Andrea Detti has worked and works on the following research
projects funded by EU: FP4 ACTS ELISA 1994/1998 (integration IP-ATM), FP7 PRISM 2008/2010 (privacy e monitoring), FP7
MOMENT 2008/2010 (architectures for network monitoring), FP7 CONVERGENCE 2008/2010 (Content-centric publish-subscribe
network). He has worked and works on the following research national projects: MURST RINGO 1999/2001 (optical networking),
FIRB VICOM 2002/2005 (Virtual Immersive Communications), PRIN SORPASSO 2008/2010 (Overlay networks Leader of
the Research unit of Rome Tor Vergata). Moreover, he has worked and works on several projects founded by national and inter-
national companies. Andrea Detti is author of more than 50 journal and conference papers; he served as referee of numerous IEEE,
Elsevier and Wiley journals and conferences (e.g., IEEE Transaction on Wireless Networking, IEEE Transaction on Mobile Com-
puting, Wiley Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing) and served as Technical Program Committee of some international
conferences and workshop (e.g., IEEE ICC, ACM ICN SIGCOMM, etc).
Room: Belli; Time: 12.15-1.15 pm
12.15-12.30 p.m.
Performance Assessment of Sensor Cluster
Transmissions Over Satellite Links
Cesare Roseti University of Rome Tor Vergata
Michele Luglio University of Rome Tor Vergata
Francesco Zampognaro University of Rome Tor Vergata
12.30-12.45 p.m.
PSO based Data Routing in a Networked Distributed
Pico-Satellites System
Adel Chaari REGIM: REsearch Group on Intelligent
Machines-University of Sfax, Tunisia
Raja Fdhila REGIM: REsearch Group on Intelligent
Machines-University of Sfax, Tunisia
Bilel Neji REGIM: REsearch Group on Intelligent Machi-
nes-University of Sfax, Tunisia
Tarek Hamdani REGIM: REsearch Group on Intelligent
Machines-University of Sfax, Tunisia
Adel Alimi REGIM: REsearch Group on Intelligent
Machines-University of Sfax, Tunisia
12.45-1.00 p.m.
Information-Centric Networking (ICN) Architectures
for Integration of Satellites Into the Future Internet
Vasilios A. Siris Athens University of Economics and
Business / ICS-FORTH
Christopher N. Ververidis Athens University of Eco-
nomics and Business / ICS-FORTH
George C. Polyzos Athens University of Economics
and Business / ICS-FORTH
Konstantinos P. Liolis Space Hellas S.A
1.00-1.15 p.m
Exploration of Information Centric Networking
Principles in Satellite Networks
Andrea Detti University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Alberto Caponi University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Nicola Blefari Melazzi University of Rome Tor Vergata,
Italy
Time: 1.15-2.15 pm
Lunch
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Macro-Area #3:
Value added Services & Applications for Improving the QoL (Health)
SESSION # 9:
Tele Healthcare, Medical Applications & Information Systems, Smart Homes & Assisted Living, Mobile
Technologies for Health care Applications
Chair: Ernestina Cianca - University of Rome Tor Vergata
Room: Loyola; Time: 2.15-3.45 pm
Ernestina Cianca received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering cum laude at the University of
LAquila in 1997. She got the Ph.D. degree at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2001. She concluded her
Ph.D. at Aalborg University where she has been employed in the Wireless Networking Groups (WING), as Rese-
arch engineer (2000-2001) and as Assistant Professor (2001-2003). Since Nov. 2003 she is Assistant Professor
in Telecommunications at the URTV (Dpt. of Electronics Engineering), teaching DSP, Information and Coding
Theory and Advanced Transmission Techniques. She has been the principal investigator of the WAVE-A2 mis-
sion, funded by the Italian Space Agency and aiming to design payloads in W-band for scientifc experimental studies of the W-Band
channel propagation phenomena and channel quality. She has been coordinator of the scientifc activities of the Electronic Enginee-
ring Department on the following projects: ESA project European Data Relay System (EDRS); feasibility study for the scientifc small
mission FLORAD (Micro-satellite FLOwer Constellation of millimeter-wave RADiometers for the Earth and space Observation at
regional scale); TRANSPONDER2, funded by ASI, about the design of a payload in Q-band for communications; educational project
funded by ASI EduSAT on pico-satellites. She has worked on several European and National projects. Her research mainly concerns
wireless access technologies (CDMA and MIMO-OFDM-based systems), in particular, Radio Resource Management at PHY/MAC
layer, integration of terrestrial and satellite systems, short-range communications in biomedical applications. She has been General
Chair of the conference ISABEL2010 (Third Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Telecommunication Engineering),
she has been TPC Co-Chair of the conference European Wireless Technology 2009 (EuWIT2009); TPC Co-Chair in the conference
Wireless Vitae 2009. She is Guests Editors of some Special Issues in journals such as Wireless Personal Communications (Wiley) and
Journal of Communications (JCM, ISSN 1796-2021). She is author of about 70 papers, on international journals/transactions and
proceedings of international conferences.
Keynote Lecture
Current and possible uses of Military Satellite Telemedicine during Italian Armed Forces missions abroad
Time: 2.15-2.45 pm
Col. farm t.ISSMI - Eduardo Cucuzza Italian Delegate at NATO COMEDS Medical Communication & Information
System Expert Panel e Telemedicine Expert Team (MedCIS EP/TMED ET)
Abstract: The present scarcity of frequency spectrum allocated to radio communications
has motivated the search for technologies Telemedicine is worldwide recognized as an
effective tool able to ensure the provision of high quality medical care even in critical situa-
tion. Since 1996 the Italian Ministry of Defence has experienced the beneft of such tool in
military operations. Satellite connection between two stations, usually located at a great
distance from each other, proved to be signifcantly effective in providing all patients the
same quality level of medical care as in the home country. Teleconsultation is used in support of the military
and civilian personnel deployed abroad and even to the local population during all kinds of crisis response
operations. The present applications are being continuously updated with the most recent technological
solutions in order to be always ready to face any present and future challenge. The experience gained
so far in the military feld is being transferred to the civilian one proving the feasibility of a dual use of the
innovative technology.
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Macro-Area #3:
Value added Services & Applications
for Improving the QoL (Security)
Room: Marinetti; Time: 2.15-4.15 pm
SESSION # 10:
Security, Cryptography and Dual Use
Chair: Nicolas Sklavos
2.15-2.45 p.m.
Dual Use and Security
Lucio Bianchi Generale AMI, Direzione Armamenti
Aeronautici
2.45-3.00 p.m.
How to enhance security in the Public Sector
Gianluca Attura Avaya Italia
3.00-3.15 p.m.
On the Specifcation of Symmetric Key Management
Parameters for Secure Space Missions
Marcio Juliato University of Waterloo - European
Space Agency (ESA)
Ignacio A. Sanchez European Space Agency (ESA)
Catherine Gebotys European Space Agency (ESA)
3.15-3.30 p.m.
Cryptographic Transforms for a Lightweight and
Effcient DVB Link-Layer Security Extension
Michael Noisternig University of Salzburg
3.30-3.45 p.m.
On the protection of future telecommunication
mission operations
Ignacio A. Sanchez
ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
2.45-3.00 p.m.
Body Movement Compensation in UWB Radars for
Respiration Monitoring
Marco Baldi Universit Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Filippo Appignani Universit Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Blerina Zanaj Universit Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Franco Chiaraluce
Universit Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
3.00-3.15 p.m.
Home Automation Systems Control by Head
Tracking in AAL Applications
Susanna Spinsante
Universit Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Ennio Gambi Universit Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
3.15-3.30 p.m.
Medical Intelligent System for Assisted Living -
Proof of Concept
Khalid Charqane Microsoft Innovation Center Turin, Italy
Marco Pasin Microsoft Innovation Center Turin, Italy
Fabrizio Dominici Microsoft Innovation Center Turin, Italy
Giuseppina Fausto Microsoft Innovation Center Turin, Italy
3.30-3.45 p.m.
Optimizing strategies for Emergencies vehicles
intervention by means of telemedicine: the TELESAL
proof of concept
A. Ferrarotti Space Engineering S.p.A. (TeS Teleinforma-
tica e Sistemi s.r.l.)
C. Aragno Kell s.r.l.
L. Mileti Basilicata Soccorso
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03
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3.45-4.00 p.m.
An Intrusion Response System with Multiobjective
System Security Metric Functions
Negin Arhami University of Miami, Florida, USA
Saman A. Zonouz University of Miami, Florida, USA
4.00-4.15 p.m.
Territorial Security: Architectures, Methodologies
and Integrated Systems for the Information
Management in Multi-risk Scenarios
Roberto Mugavero University of Rome Tor Vergata
Valentina Sabato Osservatorio Sicurezza e Difesa
CBRN
Cosimo Stallo Consorzio ARES - Advanced Research
and Engineering for Space, CTIF Italy
SESSION # 11:
Swarm Systems, Smart City and Domotic Systems
Chair: Sabino Cacucci Sistemi Software Integrati (SSI) - Marketing and Strategies Manager
Graduated in electronic engineering at La Sapienza University in Rome, Sabino Cacucci
has over twenty-seven years of experience in management, development and marketing
of advanced software systems for complex real-time systems, both in civilian and de-
fense sectors. He gained experience on aerospace and military applications based on
proprietary and commercial off-the-shelf computer systems both in scientifc and com-
mercial areas. He managed several software projects in international scenario and mar-
ket. He acquired experience with different software development methodologies and with
all software life-cycle phases, starting from user requirements and software requirements
until fnal installation and acceptance. Currently, Mr. Cacucci is managing the Marketing & Strategies de-
partment of Sistemi Software Integrati. Over the years, he has taken various positions including technical
coordination and planning of design and software development. Then he coordinated the embedded sof-
tware business line, got deep experience in setting up and conducting internal company training as well
as training for customer and fnal users, for several disciplines including software methodologies, project
management, project control and proposal writing.
Previous experience:
ITALSIEL S.p.A: responsible for analysis, design and development of software to integrate subsystems
in the Italian Navy Command and Control System.
IPES S.p.A.: team manager for design and development of a management information system for steel
company; responsible for the company staff education in computer sciences.
FATME of Ericsson Multinational: software engineer in the Research and Development Division,
responsible for design and development of software for piloting instrumentation.
Italian Defence Ministry: as offcer of the Italian Army, he supervised testing activities within
telecommunication area.
Room: Alferi; Time: 2.15-4.30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03
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2.15-2.45 p.m.
Swarm-centric Multirobot Systems: The Sistemi
Software Integrati Solution
Francesco Fedi Sistemi Software Integrati
2.45-3.00 p.m.
Agent-based Artifcial Immune System Model for the
Detection of Faults in a Distributed Satellite System
Norma Montealegre Heinz Nixdorf Institute
3.00-3.15 p.m.
Agent-based Simulation of Collaborative Unmanned
Satellite Vehicles
Gabriele Bastianelli University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy
Alessandra Iacobacci Vitrociset spa
Alessandro Schisano Vitrociset spa
Diego Salamon Vitrociset spa
3.15-3.30 p.m.
SAR interferometric monitoring of movements
produced in ordinary masonry buildings during a
seismic swarm
Massimo Morigi University Tor Vergata Rome, Italy
Giovanni Avanzi Paneidos S.r.l., Italy
Cosimo Stallo ARES Consortium, Italy
3.30-3.45 p.m.
Domotic Systems for People Navigation in Confned
Spaces
Marco De Piante University of Udine, Italy
Daniele Inserra University of Udine, Italy
Andrea M Tonello University of Udine, Italy
3.45-4.00 p.m.
Using Geo-Business Intelligence to Improve Quality
of Life
Michele Angelaccio
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Walter Liguori RadioLabs Consortium, Italy
Alessandra Basili University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Berta Buttarazzi University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
4.00-4.15 p.m
An Innovative Augmentation Middleware for
Professional Applications
Gianluca Marucco Istituto Superiore Mario Boella
Antonio Defna Microsoft Innovation Center Torino
Fabrizio Dominici Microsoft Innovation Center Torino
Marco Pasin Microsoft Innovation Center Torino
4.15-4.30 p.m.
Interoperability Solutions Between Smartphones
and Wireless Sensor Networks
Mauro De Sanctis, Cosimo Stallo, Stefano Parracino,
Marina Ruggieri
University of Rome Tor Vergata, CTIF Italy
Ramjee Prasad CTIF
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03
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SESSION #12:
Services and Applications for QoL
Chair: Susanna Spinsante
CEO, R&D Interactive Services and Applications at ArieLAB SrL. University of Trento, Italy.
Susanna Spinsante received her Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications in 2005, from
the Polytechnic University of Marche (ITALY), and her Laurea (Graduate Diploma) Degree in Electronic En-
gineering in 2002, from the same University. Since December 2005, she has been a research fellow at the De-
partment of Information Engineering of the same University, where she still works. During her Ph.D. course, she
spent a semester at the Department of Informatics of the University of Bergen (NORWAY), where she awarded
a fellowship for a research activity on iterative coding issues for asymmetric channels, in the framework of the
FP6 European project FASTSEC: Marie Curie Training Site on coding theory and cryptography (contract n
HPMT-GH-01-00260-10).
She has been adjunct professor for the course of Telecommunication Services of the Laurea Degree in Automation Engineering and
Informatics and the Laurea Degree in Biomedical Engineering, at the Engineering Faculty of the Polytechnic University of Marche.
She also worked as a teaching assistant at Trento University (Master Course in Communication Systems).At present, Dr. Susanna
Spinsante is involved in studying the issues of integrating radio communication devices in networks dedicated to home automation,
by investigating the problems related to data traffc management and communication reliability. She works on radio communication
systems exploiting spread spectrum techniques, for indoor and outdoor communications (Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth, CDMA systems
for multiple access), and radar applications (vehicular anti-collision systems). Previously, she worked at the analysis and study of
security issues in satellite communications, with a specifc focus on the authentication and encryption procedures for telemetry and
telecommand data. In this context she contributed to the discussion and defnition of security specifcations within the CCSDS Security
WG. During her PhD course she developed research activities on H.264/AVC video coding techniques and applications. Susanna
Spinsante has served as Invited Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Advances in Video Coding for Broadcast Applications of the
International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (Hindawi, Fa-Long Luo Editor in Chief), published in April 2009. She is
currently a reviewer of the IEEE Communication Letters; she is in the IASTED (International Association of Science and Technology
for Development) Technical Committee on Telecommunications for the term 2009 2012. She is IEEE Senior Member, Member of
AESS and ComSoc, member of AEIT/AICT since 2009, member of AitAAL (Italian Association for Ambient Assisted Living) since
February 2010.In December 2004 she was one of the charter members of ArieLAB, a technological start up shared by the Polytechnic
University of Marche, and active in the feld of AAL, telecommunication services design and consultancy. Since 01/21/2010 she is the
CEO of ArieLAB Srl, and responsible for the R&D activities in the feld of home area networks and home automation applications,
interactive services.
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Room: Belli; Time: 2.15-4.30 pm
2.15-2.45 p.m.
A Roadmap for the Adoption of Space Assets for
Train Control Systems: The Test Site in Sardinia
Alessandro Basili Bureauveritas, Rome, Italy
Berta Buttarazzi University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Alessandro Neri RadioLabs Consortium, Rome, Italy
Francesco Rispoli Ansaldo STS, Genova, Italy
Leonardo Ghisu former Regional Sardinia Director of
Trenitalia, Italy
Fabio Senesi RFI - Technical Department of Automatic
Train Control Systems
2.45-3.00 p.m.
Dual-GPS Fusion for Automatic Enhancement of
Digital OSM Roadmaps
Christophe Boucher University Lille Nord de France
Jean-Charles Noyer University Lille Nord de France
3.00-3.15 p.m.
GEEWHEZ (Management and Leisure Middleware for
Theme Parks and Zoo): An Integrative Platform for
the Management of a Theme and Animal Park That
Increases Visitors Interest During Their Visit
Paolo Sperandio T-Connect
Claudio di Capua Zoomarine
Mariano Cuadrado ZooBotanico Jerez
Lorenzo Von Fersen Tiergarten Nuremberg
Massimiliano Carosi Matematici Srl
Juan Rosell FAICO - Centro de Innovacin y Tecnologa
Niki Chartosia Technovation Solutions
Mario Muoz University of Carlos III de Madrid
Marco Vettorello T-Connect
David Gmez Gamma Solution
Alessandro Donati Prominent
Nikolaus Krasser Pentos
3.15-3.30 p.m.
GPS Position Errors in VANETS: Their Impact on a
Real-World Accident Warning System
Alessandro Amoroso University of Bologna, Italy
Gustavo Marfa University of Bologna, Italy
Marco Roccetti University of Bologna, Italy
3.30-3.45 p.m.
Finding New Opportunities for Region-to-Region
Business in the SatCom Field: the ToscanaSpazio
Association
Marco Luise University of Pisa, ToscanaSpazio
Keji A. Adunmo Agenzia per la Promozione delle
Ricerca Europea (APRE)
Sabino Titomanlio ToscanaSpazio
Giovanni Giambene University of Siena, ToscanaSpazio
3.45-4.00 p.m.
Optimizing-Strategies for a Time-Effcient Evaluation
of Position-Specifc Communication Aspects for
Disaster Relief Scenarios
Brian Niehoefer TU Dortmund University, Germany
Sarah Lehnhausen TU Dortmund University, Germany
Christian Wietfeld TU Dortmund University, Germany
4.00-4.15 p.m.
The Choice of Real-time Adjustment Method
in Zhang He Reservoir
Yu Song College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal
University
Hongrui Wang College of Water Sciences, Beijing
Normal University
4.15-4.30 p.m.
A Satellite-based Metering Architecture to improve
Renewable Energy Production Forecasts on Large
Scale Power Grids
Gennaro Niglio GSE, Italy
Luca Colasanti GSE, Italy
Antonio Bove SES, Luxemburg
Federico Masier Digitaria, Italy
Antonello Conti Digitaria, Italy
Andrea Pupil Calzavara S.p.A.
Time: 4.30-5.00 pm
Coffee Break
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SESSION #13:
Advanced Circuits and Devices, Antenna Technologies
Chair: Cesare Roseti, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Cesare Roseti graduated cum laude in 2003 in Telecommunication Engineering at University of Rome Tor Ver-
gata. In 2003 and 2004, he was a visiting student at Computer Science Department of University of California, Los
Angeles (UCLA). From August to December 2005 he worked at the TEC-SWS division of the European Space Agency
(Noordwijk, The Netherlands). He received the Ph.D. degree in Space systems and technologies in 2007. In 2009,
he achieved II-level master on Homeland Security at the University of Bologna. He won competition for a research
staff position at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2010. He is currently a commissioned professor for the
Telecommunication Laboratory and Broadcast technologies classes and assistant professor in the Satellite Communications
class, at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Since 2010, he teaches Principles and methods for the risk analysis at the II-level
master on Homeland security (Campus Biomedico, Rome). He is a research fellow at the Electronic Department in University of
Rome Tor Vergata, awarded with research grant in the frame of the program Adoption of heterogeneous networks for security
applications in the public transportation. He is involved in national and international research projects in the telecommunication
feld, and he is author of about 40 scientifc publications.
Room: Loyola; Time: 5.00-6.30 pm
5.00-5.15 p.m.
A Low-Cost Design of MIL-STD-1553 Devices
Rizwan H. Randhawa Satellite Research &
Development Centre, SUPARCO
Muhammad Imran Satellite Research & Development
Centre, SUPARCO
5.15-5.30 p.m.
Synthesis and Full-wave EM Simulation of Kuband
DirectCoupled 10th Order dualband Zolotarev
Bandpass Filter and Performance Comparison with
Chebyshev Bandpass Filter
Muhammad Latif Satellite Research & Development
Centre, SUPARCO
Abaid Ullah Salf Satellite Research & Development
Centre, SUPARCO
Muhammad Q. Shafque Satellite Research & Deve-
lopment Centre, SUPARCO
Nauman Naseer Satellite Research & Development
Centre, SUPARCO
Siddique Akbar Satellite Research & Development
Centre, SUPARCO
5.30-5.45 p.m.
Radiation Hardened 2Mbit SRAM in 180nm CMOS
Technology
Anna Arbat RedCat Devices srl, Milano
C. Calligaro RedCat Devices srl, Milano
Y. Roizin Tower Semiconductor, Migdal Haemek
D. Nahmad Tower Semiconductor, Migdal Haemek
5.45-6.00 p.m.
Circularly Polarized Wide Axial Ratio Beamwidth
Omnidirectional Biflar Helix Antennas
J. Yousaf Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
M. A. Mughal Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
S. Iqbal SUPARCO
6.00-6.15 p.m.
Designing Omnidirectional Biflar Helix Antenna
for Circular Polarization
Sana Iqbal SUPARCO
Muhammad Amin SUPARCO
Jawad Yousaf SUPARCO
6.15-6.30 p.m.
High-density mixed signal RF front-end electronics
for T-R modules
Andrea Bentini University of Rome Tor Vergata
Walter Ciccognani University of Rome Tor Vergata
Mirko Palomba University of Rome Tor Vergata
Diego Palombini University of Rome Tor Vergata
Ernesto Limiti University of Rome Tor Vergata
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03
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SESSION #13:
Advanced Circuits and Devices, Antenna Technologies
Chair: Giancarlo Cardarilli University of Rome Tor Vergata
Giancarlo Cardarilli received the laurea (summa cum laude) in 1981 from the University of Rome La
Sapienza. Since 1984, he works for the University of Rome Tor Vergata. At present he is full professor of
Digital Electronics and Electronics for Communication Systems at University of Rome Tor Vergata. He was
an Associate Professor at University of LAquila from 1992 to 1994. During the years 1987/1988 he worked
with the Circuits and Systems team at EPFL of Lausanne (Switzerland).
Prof. Cardarilli interests are in the area of VLSI architectures for Signal Processing and fault-tolerant systems.
In these felds he published over than 190 papers in international journals and conferences. He also participated
in the work group of JESSI-SMI for the support to medium and small industries. He has also regular cooperation
with companies as Thales Alenia Space, sites of Rome, Italy, and Toulouse, France, Selex S.I., Elettronica S.p.A., Rome, Italy, STM,
Agrate Brianza, Italy, Micron, Avezzano, Italy, and with a lot of SMEs. He is also involved in different ESA and EU funded projects.
Prof. Cardarilli also acts as an expert for the evaluation of submitted research projects for the Ministry of Scientifc Research and
the Ministry of Economic Development. Scientifc interest of Prof. Cardarilli concerns the design of special architectures for signal
processing in space and terrestrial applications.
In particular, he works in the feld of computer arithmetic and its application to the design of fast and low power digital signal pro-
cessors (based on different technologies as ASIC, FPGA and reconfgurable units). He also proposed different new solutions for the
implementation of fault-tolerant digital architectures.
Room: Alferi; Time: 5.00-6.30 pm
5.00-5.15 p.m.
High performance multiband, Linear/Circular
Polarization Antenna System
Piero Vita Antech S.p.A - S.G. La Punta, Catania, Italy
Maurizio Togni EUMETSAT Eumetsat Alle, Darmstadt,
Germany
Paolo Vita Antech S.p.A - S.G. La Punta, Catania, Italy
Davide Marletta Antech S.p.A - S.G. La Punta, Cata-
nia, Italy
5.15-5.30 p.m.
Linearity Criteria for High Power Amplifers in
Satellite Communication Systems
Howard Hausman President, CEO, MITEQ, Inc., U.S.
5.30-5.45 p.m.
Data Communication Bus Interface for Modular
Architecture of Small Satellites
Muhammad R. Mughal Politecnico di Torino
Leonardo M. Reyneri Politecnico di Torino
Danilo Roascio Politecnico di Torino
5.45-6.00 p.m.
UML Based Design Methodology for Serial Data
Communication System of a Nano Satellite
Muhammad Rizwan Mughal Polytechnic of Turin
Leonardo M. Reyneri Polytechnic of Turin
Anwar Ali Polytechnic of Turin
6.00-6.15 p.m.
SCF-Test of a Galileo-IOV Retrorefector and
Thermal-Optical Simulation of a Novel GNSS
Retrorefector Array on a Critical Orbit
A. Boni Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF)
S. DellAgnello
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
G.O. Delle Monache
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
S. Berardi
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
L. Palandra
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
C. Cantone
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
M. Garattini
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03
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N. Intaglietta
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
C. Lops
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
M. Maiello
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
M. Martini
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
G. Patrizi
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
M. Tibuzzi
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
E. Ciocci
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of INFN, Rome
R. Vittori
Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI), Rome
G. Bianco Centro di Geodesia Spaziale G. Colombo
(CGS) of ASI, Matera
S. Zerbini
University of Bologna, Department of Physics

6.15-6.30 p.m.
PLATON: Satellite Remote Sensing and
Telecommunication by using Millimetre Waves
M. Lucente, A. Salom, E. Limiti ARES Consortium
M. Ferri Radar Systems Area Responsible, AlmavivA
S.p.A,
L. Fiorani ENEA
W. R. Saleh ENEA guest with ICTP fellowship
C. Stallo, M. Ruggieri
University of Rome Tor Vergata,
G. Codispoti ASI, Viale Liegi 26, Italy
SESSION #14:
Satellite Payload Architecture and other
Sub-Systems
Chair: Ernesto Limiti University of Rome Tor Vergata
Room: Marinetti; Time: 5.00-6.30 pm
5.00-5.15 p.m.
The ADCS System in the AraMiS Satellite
Claudio Passerone Polytechnic of Turin
Leonardo M. Reyneri Polytechnic of Turin
Stefano Iannone Polytechnic of Turin
Manuel Bonjean Polytechnic of Turin
5.15-5.30 p.m.
Ka Band Active Phased Array Antenna System For
Satellite Communication On The Move Terminal
M. Tripodi, F. Di Marca, T. Cadili, C. Mollura,
F. DiMaggio, M. Russo
Selex Elsag
5.30-5.45 p.m.
Communication Satellite Payload Redundancy
Reconfguration
Senol Gulgonul Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
E. Koklukaya Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
I. Erturk Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
A. Y. Tesneli Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
5.45-6.00 p.m.
Reliability Analysis of TUSAT Satellite
Communication Payload
Lokman Kuzu Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
Ahmet Fazil Yagli Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
Mesut Gokten Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
Veli Yanikgonul Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
Selman Demirel Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
Senol Gulgonul Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
6.00-6.15 p.m.
Development of Optical Wireless Transceiver for
Data Communication In Small Satellites
Muhammad Rizwan Mughal Polytechnic of Turin
Juan Carlos de Los Rios Polytechnic of Turin
Leonardo M. Reyneri Polytechnic of Turin
Haider Ali Polytechnic of Turin
6.15-6.30 p.m.
The EU Digital Agenda: modelling the opportunity
for satellite delivery
Oliver Johnson Avanti Communications Gr. plc
Graham Peters Avanti Communications Gr. plc
Glyn Jones Avanti Communications Gr. plc
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03
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SESSION #15:
GNSS Signals, Receiver & Integrity
Chair: Fabio Dovis, Polytechnic of Turin
Co-Chair: Alexander Kocian, CNR Pisa Italy
Room: Belli; Time: 5.00-6.30 pm
Dr. Fabio Dovis is assistant professor at Po-
litecnico di Torino, working at the Department
of Electronics and Telecommunications, where
he contributed to the creation of the Naviga-
tion, Signal Analysis and Simulation (NavSAS)
group. His research interests are focused on
Global Navigation Satellite Systems and on
positioning techniques. His scientifc work addresses the design
of architectures for GNSS receivers and of advanced algorithms
for interference detection and multipath mitigation, considering
for both current and modernized GNSS signals. He has a relevant
experience in international projects in GNSS as well as coope-
ration with industries and research centers. He acted in several
occasions as external technical support to the European GNSS
Agency and he is member of the Mission Evolution Advisory
Group of the European Commission, the experts group that has
the task to propose and evaluate evolutions of the mission objec-
tives for the European satellite navigation programmes Galileo
and EGNOS.
Alexander Kocian received his Ph.D.
degree from Aalborg University (AAU),
Denmark in electrical engineering, in 2003.
He is currently a research fellow with the In-
stitute of Informatics and Telematics at the
Italian Research Institute CNR in Pisa.
In 2001, AAU sponsored him a 6-month Vi-
siting Research Scholarship at the Wireless
Systems Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta,
GA, USA. After serving the Digital
Communications Laboratory at AAU as Assistant Professor, he
was an Associate Professor with the Department of Electronics
Engineering of the Muscat branch in the Sultanate of Oman of
Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), India, and an a research fel-
low with the Department of Electronics Engineering, Universi-
ty of Rome 2, Italy. He has authored and co-authored numerous
papers in renown journals and conferences, and also holds a
patent. He has consulted for Elektrobit, RTX Telecom, IMT, the
Italian ministry of university and research (MIUR), and Euro-
pean Space Agency (ESA). His research interests include ite-
rative information processing in multiple-access communication
systems, analog signal processing for satellite communication
payloads and characterization of multiple-input multiple-output
(MIMO) channels.
5.00-5.15 p.m.
GNSS Receiver Noise Immunity Increase for
Small-Sized Equipment
Ilya Kornilov Urals State Technical University
V. Valeev Urals State Technical University
5.15-5.30 p.m.
Two Sequential Acquisition Techniques for
Weak GNSS Signals
Muhammad Tahir Polytechnic of Turin
Letizia Lo Presti Polytechnic of Turin
5.30-5.45 p.m.
Using NeQuick to Reconstruct the 3D Electron
Density of the Ionosphere: Benefts and Capabilities
in Single Frequency Positioning Applications
B. Nava ICTP
S. Lagrasta Telespazio S.p.A.
F. Greco Telespazio S.p.A.
S.M. Radicella ICTP
5.45-6.00 p.m.
Computation of Precision Ephemeris Coeffcients
in the GNSS message: practical results from a
profcient algorithm
S. Lagrasta Telespazio S.p.A.
F. Malvolti Telespazio S.p.A.
6.00-6.15 p.m.
Design and Implementation of a True Galileo
Transceiver
C. Cornacchini Space Engineering S.p.A.
P. Tabacco Space Engineering S.p.A.
F. Meta Space Technology S.r.l.
G. Chiarini DIGIMIMIC S.r.l.
A. Vernucci Space Engineering S.p.A.
6.15-6.30 p.m.
A GNSS Integrity Monitoring Station with Software
Defned Radio and low cost receivers
Cesare Dioniso INTECS SPA
Danilo Marigi INTECS SPA
Gabriele Pirazzi INTECS SPA
Luca Cucchi
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2012
Invited Lecture #9
The Marriage between Random Access and Codes on Graphs:
Coded Slotted ALOHA does not need Retransmissions
Room: Loyola; Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Marco Chiani
University of Bologna, Italy
Marco Chiani is a Full Professor of Telecommunications and the current Director of the Industrial Re-
search Center on ICT, University of Bologna. He is a frequent visitor at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT), Cambridge, where he presently holds a Research Affliate appointment. He is leading the
research unit of the University of Bologna on cognitive radio and UWB (European project EUWB), on Joint
Source and Channel Coding for wireless video (European projects Phoenix-FP6, Optimix-FP7, Concerto-
FP7), and is a consultant to the European Space Agency (ESA-ESOC) for the design and evaluation of error
correcting codes based on LDPCC for space CCSDS applications. His research interests include wireless
communication systems, MIMO systems, wireless multimedia, low-density parity-check codes (LDPCC) and
UWB. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, past Chair (20022004) of the Radio Communications Committee of the IEEE Communication
Society and past Editor of Wireless Communication (20002007) for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS.
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Invited Lecture #10
Flower Constellations for Future Space Missions
Room: Marinetti; Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Daniele Mortari
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M, U.S.
Abstract: The talk provides a rational description and the evolution of the Flower Constellations theory,
from the original formulation to the 2D and 3D lattice theories and to the most recent necklace theory. The
capability of these theories and their applications to classic space missions are highlighted by equations
and fgures as animations cannot be provided in a paper. Confgurations, particularly suitable to specifc
space missions are given and some of confgurations that may be proposed for future and/or futuristic
space missions are also provided. To better understand Flower Constellations reading the papers in bi-
bliography is indeed highly recommended.
Daniele Mortari is Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, working on the feld
of spacecraft dynamics and control. In addition, he has taught at the School of Aerospace Engineering of
Romes University, and at Electronic Engineering of Perugias University. He has received his dottore degree
in Nuclear Engineering from University of Rome La Sapienza, in 1981. He has published more than 200
papers, holds U.S. patent, and has been widely recognized for his work, including receiving best paper Award
from AAS/AIAA, two NASAs Group Achievement Awards, the 2003 Spacecraft Technology Center Award, and
the prestigious 2007 IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award. He is AIAA Associate Fellow, IEEE Senior Member, IEEE
Distinguish Speaker, and Honorary Member of IEEE-AESS Space System Technical Panel.
He has made contributions in two key areas of specialization: spacecraft attitude and orbit estimation and spacecraft constellations
design. His contributions are in both theory and practice. One of his Star-ID algorithms (Pyramid) has been widely adopted and
recognized as the gold standard for both effciency and reliability. He also has solved the related problem of determining the best
estimate of spacecraft orientation and orbit from vectors observation. In particular, he has developed robust and accurate space-
based orbit determination algorithms. Finally, he has developed an entirely new class of spacecraft constellations, the Flower
Constellations. This opens the new area of shape-preserving constellations and increases the dimensionality of the current solutions
for space missions such as global/regional observation, global navigation, communication, and radio occultation. Dott. Mortari is
member of AAS Space Flight Mechanics Technical Committee, and associate editor of AAS The Journal of the Astronautical Scien-
ces, of International Journal of Navigation and Observations, of IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, and of
Frontiers in Aerospace Engineering.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 04
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Invited Lecture #11
MIMO Systems
Room: Alferi; Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Silvano Pupolin
University of Padova, Italy
Abstract: The presence of fading in radio communications is the major impairment to reach the promised
capacity. Diversity is a way to limit the fading effects and MIMO is a technique to exploit it. It is shown
that in terrestrial mobile radio communications MIMO is an effective technique while for satellite systems it
requires further study to exploit possible applications.
Silvano Pupolin received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padova, Padova,
Italy, in 1970. Since then he joined the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, where he is
Full Professor of Electrical Communications. He was:
Chairman of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering (1990-1994),
Chairman of the PhD Course in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (1991-1997), (2003-04); Direc-
tor of the PhD School in Information Engineering (2004-2007); Chairman of the board of the Directors of the PhD
Schools of the University of Padova (2005-2007); Member of the programming and development committee of the
University of Padova (1997-2002); Member of Scientifc Committee of the University of Padova (1996-2001); Member of the budget
Committee of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Padova (2003-2009); Member of the Board of Governor of the CNIT
Italian National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (1996-99), (2004- 2007); Director of CNIT (2008 2010);
Director Dept. Quantum and Radio Communications of CNVR (Consorzio Veneto di Ricerca) (2011). He has been actively engaged
in research on digital communication systems since 1970. The topics covered have been: Performance analysis of baseband digital
communication systems and fber optic systems; Digital radio communications, with emphasis to the adaptive linearization of the
High-Power-Amplifer; Spread spectrum communication systems; Packet radio networks; Design of large reliable communications
networks; Effects of phase noise and HPA nonlinearities in OFDM systems; Variable bit rate mobile radio communications systems;
3G mobile radio communications systems (UTRA-FDD e TDD) and beyond 3G (OFDM modulation and MC-CDMA); Ad-hoc net-
works with the use of Bluetooth and WLAN; Capacity of MIMO system in real operating conditions.
He was General Chair of the 9-th, 10-th and 18-th Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications devoted to Bro-
adband Wireless Communications, Multimedia Communications, and Wireless Communications, respectively; General Chair
of the International Symposium Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC04) Abano Terme, Padova , Italy, Sep-
tember 2004.He spent the summer 1985 at AT&T Bell Laboratories on leave from Padova, doing research on digital radio systems.
Actually, is actively engaged in researches on broadband mobile communication systems, ad-hoc radio networks and personal com-
munication systems. He was Principal investigator for research projects entitled Variable bit rate mobile radio communication
systems for multimedia applications, OFDM Systems with Applications to WLAN Networks, and MC-CDMA: an air interface
for the 4th generation of wireless systems. Also, he was engaged in the FIRB PRIMO Research Project Reconfgurable platforms
for broadband mobile communications.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 04
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Invited Lecture #12
Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative
Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Room: Belli; Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Maria Gabriella Di Benedetto
University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy
Abstract: COST Action IC0902,Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative Coexistence of He-
terogeneous Wireless Networks, was launched in December 2009 and coordinates and integrates the
research activities on cognitive radio and networks of more than 60 institutions and research projects
throughout Europe and worldwide, involving more than 200 researchers.
IC0902 aims at becoming the reference point in Europe for research on cognitive radio, leading to the cre-
ation of a European platform for cognitive radio and networks by addressing all major technical challenges
related to cognitive radio networks design and deployment. One of the major research topics addressed
in IC0902 is the operation of cognitive devices in the TV White Spaces. In this work recent results obtai-
ned in the framework of IC0902 on the design and deployment of positioning systems in the TV White
Spaces are presented. A comparison between traditional Wi-Fi-based positioning systems working in the
ISM band and TVWS positioning systems is carried out by means of computer simulations, and results
show that the favourable propagation conditions characterizing the TVWS frequencies may lead to better
positioning accuracy with the additional beneft of lower transmit power levels.
Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto obtained her Ph.D. in Telecommunications in 1987 from the University of
Rome La Sapienza, Italy. In 1991, she joined the Faculty of Engineering of University of Rome La Sapienza, whe-
re currently she is a Full Professor of Telecommunications at the INFOCOM Department. She has held visiting
positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University
of Paris XI, France. In 1994, she received the Mac Kay Professorship award from the University of California,
Berkeley. Her research interests include wireless communication systems and speech science. From 1995 to 2000,
she directed four European projects for the design of UMTS. Since 2000, she has been active in fostering the de-
velopment of Ultra Wide Band (UWB) radio communications in Europe, and participated in several pioneering EU projects on UWB
communications (within the 5th framework, whyless.com, frst funded research project world-wide addressing UWB communications
for civil applications, and project UCAN aimed at the design and implementation of UWB ad-hoc networks within the 6th EU Fra-
mework, IP projects PULSERS and PULSERS II which integrated UWB research and development in Europe, IP project LIAISON
on to location-based services). During this last decade Dr. Di Benedetto research main focus was on medium access control and
management in wireless networks, as well as energy-effcient routing, and location-based optimization of medium access control and
routing functions. In particular, participation in the European Network of Excellence HYCON (Hybrid Control: Taming Heterogeneity
and Complexity of Networked Embedded Systems) offered the framework for an inter-disciplinary effort with colleagues from Con-
trol Theory that led to the formulation of hybrid models for complex wireless communication systems operating under coexisting
conditions, and increased theoretical research activity in the feld of cognitive and coexisting networks. Based in particular on this last
rewarding and productive collaboration, Professor Di Benedetto recently promoted and coordinated a proposal for a COST Action
on cognitive radio and networks. The proposal, that gathered over 30 partners of 15 countries in Europe, as well as the US, Canada,
China, and Australia, ranked frst in the COST Information and Communications Technology Domain and was approved in May
2009. The resulting COST Action IC0902 Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless
Networks kicked-off in December 2009. In October 2009, Dr. Di Benedetto received the Excellence in Research award Sapienza
Ricerca, under the auspices of President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 04
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Special Plenary Keynote Lecture
Galileo: Past, Present and Future
Room: Loyola; Time: 11.00-11.40 am
Vidal Ashkenazi
Chief Executive Nottingham Scientifc Ltd, United Kingdom
Abstract: The presentation will start with a brief Introduction on the development of Galileo, the European
Global Satellite Navigation, Positioning and Timing System, from its earliest conceptual phase to the de-
velopment and the start of the deployment of its space and ground infrastructure.
This will be followed by a description of the critical applications of GNSS, including safety-critical tran-
sportation, such as Civil Aviation and Rail Transport, security-critical and fnancial-critical positioning and
timing applications.
The presentation will then concentrate on the challenges faced by GNSS, such as jamming and spoofng
for malicious purposes, the development of PRS (Public Regulated Service) of Galileo to overcome these
threats, and the corresponding EU legislation by the European Parliament.
The presentation will be concluded with a glimpse into the multi-constellation future, including software-
defned-radio GNSS, and the Skyclone concept of a GNSS test system.
Vidal Ashkenazi is Chief Executive of UK-based Nottingham Scientifc Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute
of Navigation and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Vidal was the Founding Director of Institute of Space Geodesy at the University of Nottingham, where he has
supervised about 50 doctoral (PhD) students, most of whom now occupy senior positions in universities and
industry in a large number of countries. He has published well over 700 papers and has been invited to give
keynote lectures at many international conferences and symposia.
Vidal has acted as a Consultant to a large number of government and commercial organisations around the
world, and has had short overseas
appointments in several countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil and India.
Professor Ashkenazi has the degrees of Dr of Philosophy and Dr of Science from the University of Oxford.
In 1996, he received a medal from the Royal Society for his signifcant contribution to the exploitation of GPS in a wide range of
scientifc and commercial applications. In 2008, he was awarded the Harold Spencer Jones Gold Medal, the highest award of
the Royal Institute of Navigation (the RIN) for an outstanding contribution to navigation.
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Macro-Area #1: Communication and
Navigation Technologies
Room: Loyola; Time: 12.15-1.00 pm
SESSION #2:
Information Theory
Chair: Marco Chiani
12.15-12.30 p. m
Fuzzy Model Based Predictive Control of a Hammer-
stein Model with Constraint Handling
Aqsa Raees Attaria Qadria Suparco, Pakistan
M. Bilal Kadri
National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
12.30-12.45 p.m
Planning optimization for TDMA-based Radio Mobile
Systems with power consumption constraints
Romeo Giuliano, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Mazzenga Franco, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Marco Petracca, RadioLabs Consorzio
12.45-13.00 p.m.
An Alternative Communications Model for Harsh
Spaceweather
Abhijeet Khandagale
Raisoni College Of Engineering, India
Gaurav Gupta
Tata Consultancy Services, Kenz-B, Powai, Mumbai,
India
Invited Lecture #13:
ESA activities and results in Earth Observation Exploitation
Room: Alferi, Time: 11.45-12.30 pm
Stephen Coulson
Head of Industry Section Directorate of EO Programmes ESA/ESRIN, Integration between
Telecommunication, Navigation & Earth Observation Systems
Abstract: The talk will give an overview of the ESA programs and activities that support the exploitation
of Earth Observation in Europe in the scientifc, applications and information services domains. The key
results and main achievements in expanding the use of Earth Observation information products and ser-
vices will be addressed.
Stephen Coulson head of the industry section in ESAs directorate of Earth Observation Programs in ESRIN
has over 25 years experience in the feld of Earth Observation and its applications, the last 20 of which have been
with the European Space Agency. Since 2000, he has been managing an ESA program to support the development
of the European EO services industry and is head of the Industry section in the Directorate of Earth Observation
Programs in ESRIN (Frascati, Italy). He has a degree in physics from University of Durham (UK) and a Ph. D in
theoretical physics from the University of Southampton (UK).
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SESSION #16:
DVB & Broadband Access Technologies,
QoS Support
Chair: Ezio Biglieri
Room: Marinetti; Time: 11.45-1.00 pm
11.45-12.00 p.m.
First experimental results of the new S-MIM
satellite messaging protocol
Florian Collard Eutelsat S.A.
Annamaria Recchia Eutelsat S.A.
Antonio Petrolino MBI s.r.l., Pisa, Italy
12.00-12.15 p.m.
End-to-end system performance evaluation in a
Forward and Return satellite communications link
E. Di Iorio Thales Alenia Space Italia
A. Miglietta Thales Alenia Space Italia
R. Ruini Thales Alenia Space Italia
Vito De Nicola Thales Alenia Space Italia
R. Winkler Thales Alenia Space Italia
12.15-12.30 p.m.
Performance and improvement of the fnite order
compensation in a non-linear DVB-S2 communica-
tion channel
Th. Deleu Universite Libre de Bruxelles-OPERA Dpt.
J.-M. Dricot Universite Libre de Bruxelles-OPERA Dpt.
Ph. De Doncker Universite Libre de Bruxelles-OPERA
Dpt.
F. Horlin Universite Libre de Bruxelles-OPERA Dpt.
M. Dervin Thales Alenia Space France
12.30-12.45 p.m.
QoS Mechanisms for Satellite Communications
Cesare Roseti University of Rome Tor Vergata
Michele Luglio University of Rome Tor Vergata
Francesco Zampognaro University of Rome Tor Vergata
12.45-13.00 p.m.
Dynamic Uplink Frame Optimization with ACMi n
DVB-RCS2 Satellite Networks
Andrea Fiaschetti University of Rome La Sapienza
Antonio Pietrabissa University of Rome La Sapienza
SESSION #16:
DVB & Broadband Access Technologies,
QoS Support
Chair: Silvano Pupolin
Room: Belli; Time: 11.45-1.00 pm
12.15-12.30 p.m
Congestion Pricing for Dynamic Bandwidth
Allocation in Satellite Networks: a Game-Theoretic
Approach
Andrea Fiaschetti University of Rome La Sapienza
Maurizio Fiaschetti University of Rome Tor Vergata
Antonio Pietrabissa University of Rome La Sapienza
Miriam Petrone Thales Alenia Space Italia
12.30-12.45 p.m.
Effective Strategies for Satellite Communications
RFI Mitigation
Da Oltrogge Analytical Graphics Inc., U.S.
Haroon Rashid Analytical Graphics Inc., U.S.
12.45-1.00 p.m.
Television and Education: The Role of
Telecommunications
Vito Gaudiano Openet Technologies S.p.A.
Filomena Cuccarese Openet Technologies S.p.A.
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Special Track on Security & Privacy
Room: Quasimodo; Time: 09.00-5.40 pm
Chair: Pierangela Samarati
University of Milan, Italy
Program
09:00 - 09:15 Opening
09:15 - 10:30
Session SP1: Applied Cryptography
Anonymous Credentials with Practical Revocation
Jan Hajny, Lukas Malina
A Robust Watermarking Approach for Large
Databases
Erik Sonnleitner
Feature Fusion for Template Stability in Biometric
Cryptosystems. An Application to Face Biometrics
based on Eigen-Models
Enrique Argones Ra, Emanuele Maiorana, Jos Luis
Alba Castro, Patrizio Campisi
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:45 -13:00
Session SP3:
Security and Privacy Risks and Assessment
New Approach in Information System Security
Evaluation
Jakub Breier, Ladislav Hudec
Why Are They Hiding? Study of an Anonymous
File Sharing System
Mathieu Cunche, Mohamed-Ali Kaafar, Jiefeng Terence
Chen, Roksana Boreli, Anirban Mahanti
Privacy and Security in Environmental Monitoring
Systems
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Giovanni Livraga,
Vincenzo Piuri, Fabio Scotti
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Session SP4: Invited Keynote Lecture
The diffcult tradeoff between security and privacy
in airports
Mario Savastano, National Research Council of Italy
3:15 - 4:30
Session SP5: Network Security and Fault Tolerance
Security Implementation in Heterogeneous Networ-
ks with Long Delay Channel
Romeo Giuliano, Franco Mazzenga, Alessandro Neri,
Anna Maria Vegni, Damiano Valletta
Fast SQL Blind Injections in High Latency Networks
Riccardo Focardi, Flaminia Luccio, Marco Squarcina
Fault Tolerance Management in IaaS Clouds
Ravi Jhawar, Vincenzo Piuri
4:30 - 4:50 Coffee Break
4:50 - 5:40
Session SP6: Security Policies
Confict Detection in Security Policies using
Semantic Web Technology
Mario Arrigoni Neri, Marco Guarnieri, Eros Magri, Simone
Mutti, Stefano Paraboschi
A Unifed Class Model for Checking Security
Policies in ICT Infrastructures
Ivan Cibrario Bertolotti, Luca Durante, Tingting Hu,
Adriano Valenzano
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Special Track on Galileo Navigation System
and its Applications by GSA
Room: Saba; Time: 11.45-1.00 pm
Chair: Gian Cherardo Calini
11.40 1.20 p.m.
Presentation:
Gian Gherardo Calini, Head of the Market Development
Department, European GNSS Agency
Introduction: INCLUSION : GNSS system serving
the aim of equal opportunities for all
Giovanni Guarino, project manager INCLUSION
Thales Alenia Space
Maritime: GNSS marine and maritime applications:
the NEREUS initiatives and the paradigmatic case of
the Venice Lagoon
Pierpaolo Campostrini, General Director Corila
Rail: Satellite-based Solutions for Train Control
Systems
Francesco Rispoli, Responsible for Satellite Systems
and Rail, TLC Innovation & Competitiveness Dpt. -
Ansaldo STS
Road: EGNOS/Galileo for road applications
Antonella di Fazio, Program Manager Innovative
Application & Pre Operational Services GNSS,
Infomobility Unit - Telespazio
Afternoon Session 2.30-3.15 p.m.
Agriculture: GALILEO substantial benefts to the
European farmers and citizens
Klaus-Herbert Rolf, Marketing Manager - CLAAS
Agrosystems
Mapping: Galileo lets the economy grow
Gerald Engelke, chief engineer - CLGE
Maurizio Fargnoli, ASAS President
Industrial Track 3.15-5.15 p.m.
Introduction:
EGNOS and Galileo: the European Integrated
Approach to the Provision of PNT Services
Marco Lisi, GNSS Services Engineering Manager - ESA,
Navigation Directorate; Special Advisor to the Vice
President of the European Commission Antonio Tajani
Satellite Navigation Security Testbed
Alessandro Pozzobon, Director - Qascom
Cooperative Vehicle Localization for Safe and Su-
stainable Mobility Results from the COVEL Project
Carlo Liberto, Project Coordinator and Senior Specialist -
Centro Ricerche FIAT
Blue Thread Navigation Technology
Alessandro Cantore, Managing Director - Blue Thread
Development of a GNSS SDR receiver for Public
Administrations: state of the art and advances
Roberto Capua, GNSS Systems Engineer - SOGEI
The SMAT Project
Michele Genisio, Head of EU and International Projects -
SELEX Galileo
Galileo System
Mauro Marinelli, Head of navigation system department
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Macro-Area #1:
Communication and Navigation Technologies
SESSION #1:
Ground & Space Antenna Technologies, Satellite Systems, Ground Segment Architecture & Terminals
Chair: Hector Fenech- Director of Future Satellite Systems, Development and Innovation Department, Eutelsat
Room: Loyola; Time: 2.15-4.15 pm
Hector Fenech Director of Future Satellite Systems at EUTELSAT S.A.
Responsible for the system analysis, mission defnition and negotiations with industry of the last 28 satellites ordered
by Eutelsat, including the S-band payload on W2A and the Ka-band mission on Ka-Sat.
Responsible for a number of studies with ESA.
46 Publications
9 patents fled (6 granted)
Technical Manager for the Eutelsat Consortium bidding for the Galileo Concession for this implementation and
operation of the GNSS infrastructure
Secretary and Deputy Director of Galileo Services, a non proft making association for the development of downstream business for
GNSS.
2.15-2.30 p.m.
TT&C system for the ALMASat-EO microsatellite
platform
Davide Cinarelli DIEM, University of Bologna
Paolo Tortora DIEM, University of Bologna
2.30-2.45 p.m.
Reconfgurable Antenna Design for Nano-Satellites
Anwar Ali Polytechnic of Turin
Haider Ali Polytechnic of Turin
Antonio Aru Polytechnic of Turin
Claudio Sanso Polytechnic of Turin
2.45-3.00 p.m.
Properties and Performance Comparison of Electri-
cal Power Sub-System on TUSAT Communication
Satellite
Selman Demirel
Turksat International Satellite and Cable Operator
Erol Sanli
Turksat International Satellite and Cable Operator
Ahmet Fazil Yagli
Turksat International Satellite and Cable Operator
Mesut Gokten
Turksat International Satellite and Cable Operator
Senol Gulgonul
Turksat International Satellite and Cable Operator
3.00-3.15 p.m.
A highly modular LTCC packaging technology
for Ka-band satellite systems
Tobias Klein IMST GmbH
Reinhard Kulke IMST GmbH
Carsten Guenner IMST GmbH
3.15-3.30 p.m.
A Next Generation Digital Signal Processor
for European Space Missions
Maximilian Odendahl RWTH Aachen University
Massimiliano Donati University of Pisa
Luca Fanucci Consorzio Pisa Ricerche
Sergey Yakoushkin RWTH Aachen University
Walter Errico SITAEL S.p.A.
Rainer Leupers RWTH Aachen University
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3.30-3.45 p.m.
Robustness of Satellite Telecommand Links
to Jamming Attacks
Paola Martinelli University of Rome Tor Vergata
Ernestina Cianca University of Rome Tor Vergata
Alessandro Pisano Thales Alenia Space Italy
Lorenzo Simone Thales Alenia Space Italy
Mauro De Sanctis University of Rome Tor Vergata
Lanfranco Di Paolo Thales Alenia Space Italy
3.45-4.00 p.m.
Design of a Power Conditioning Unit for
the Stirling Generator in Space Applications
Gessami Montalban
ETSE University of Valencia, Spain
E. Maset ETSE University of Valencia, Spain
A. Ferreres ETSE University of Valencia, Spain
E. Sanchis ETSE University of Valencia, Spain
J.B. Ejea ETSE University of Valencia, Spain
A. Garrigos Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche
J.M. Blanes Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche
4.00-4.15 p.m.
Preliminary Design of TUSAT Satellite
Communication Payload
M. Gokten Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
A. F. Yagli Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
L. Kuzu Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
V. Yanikgonul Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
E. Sanli Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
S. Gulgonul Turksat AS, Gazi Universitesi
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Special Plenary Keynote Lecture
The New Frontiers of the synthetic aperture radar
Room: Loyola; Time: 4.50-5.50 pm
Giorgio Franceschetti
Professor Emeritus at University Federico II on Napoli, Adjunct Professor at the University of
California at Los Angeles (UCLA), President of IIN (Istituto Italiano di Navigazione)

Abstract: It is well known that the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a key aerospace sensor for explora-
tion of the Earth, as well as of the deep space planetary environment. Microwave 2-dimensional, 3-dimen-
sional, and most recently also topographic images of the Earth have been successfully accomplished. In
deep space, a number of planets and satellites have been imaged, in particular Titan, the largest Moon
of Saturn, in the frame of the CASSINI mission. With the additional presence of satellite constellations,
the instrument has enlarged and improved its performances and applications, in particular in the area of
Security. But new frontiers are being to be crossed, for both SAR hardware confguration and software
processing of the received raw data. It is intent of this presentation to illustrate those new exciting per-
formances, to be hopefully fnalised in the near future. Some few examples of preliminary experiments
complement the presentation.
Giorgio Franceschetti is Professor Emeritus at University Federico II of Napoli, Italy; Adjunct Professor at
the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1992 to 2008; Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Jet Pro-
pulsion Laboratory (CALTECH-JPL, NASA); Past Lecturer at Space-Tech Master of Delft University, The Nether-
lands. Founder and past Director of IRECE (now IREA), a Research Institute of the Italian National Council for
Research (CNR). President of IIN (Istituto Italiano di Navigazione). Scientifc background. Electrical Engineering
degree (Universit Federico II di Napoli); PhD (New York Polytechnic); Post-Doc Fellow (Physicalisches Institut
der Universitat Gottingen, Germany, and California Institute of Technology, USA). Academic activity. Visiting
Professor at the Universities of Illinois, CALTECH, UCLA, Somali National University, University of Santiago di
Compostela (Spain). Invited Lecturer in Brazil, China, Sweden, UK.
Professional activity
Past Member of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) Board; of the Scientifc Committee of CSELT; and of the International Institute of
Communications Board. Scientifc Activity. Author of 12 books, over 180 scientifc papers published on International Journals of
recognized standard in the area of basic and applied electromagnetic theory: antennas, diffraction and propagation in complex me-
dia, including built-up areas (wireless propagation), remote sensing, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), signal and image processing,
time-domain pulse scattering, Homeland Security. Academic Societies Member. Life Fellow of IEEE; Member of the Electromagnetic
Society; Member of the Italian Societ di Scienze, Lettere e Arti. Domestic (in Italy).
Awards
1964 Premio Lori; 1969 Premio Vecchiacchi; 1984 Premio AEI Pubblicazioni; 1983 and 2002 (2 times) Premio Calabria; 1994 Pre-
mio Internazionale dOrso; 2006 Premio del Rotary Club (Sezione di Napoli).
2001 Recipient of the Gold Medal of the President of the Italian Republic for outstanding cultural and scientifc contributions.2003
Offcer of the Italian Republic, noble-type honour conferred by the Italian President for outstanding international activity.
International Awards
1975 Marconi Prize; 1990 Philip Morris Prize; 1998 Mountbatten Prize (IEE London); 1999 Schelkunoff Prize (IEEE, AP-Society);
2007 IEEE GRS-Society Distinguished Achievement Award For outstanding research in Electromagnetics, Propagation, Remote
Sensing and Information Data Processing; 2008 (for the second time) Schelkunoff Prize (IEEE, AP-Society); 2009 NASA Group
Achievement Award, Cassini Radar Team, for outstanding accomplishment in the acquisition and analysis of Cassini Radar data,
contributing to a better understanding of Titan and the Saturn system. 2010 IEEE APS-Society Distinguished Achievement Award
For outstanding contributions to fundamental electromagnetic theory, including pulsed antennas and arrays, innovative propagation
and scattering models, and exploration of new emerging application areas; 2010 Assignment of the Bruno Kessler honorary chair
of the University of Trento (Italy).
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Macro-Area #4:
Future Satellite Communication Systems
SESSION # 17:
Next Generation Satellite & Aeronautical Communication Systems
Chair: Mauro De Sanctis University of Rome Tor Vergata
Room: Loyola; Time: 6.00-7.30 pm
Mauro De Sanctis received the Laurea degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree
in Telecommunications and Microelectronics Engineering in 2005 from the University of Roma Tor Vergata (Italy).
From the end of 2008 he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics Engineering, University of Roma Tor
Vergata (Italy), teaching Information and Coding Theory.
He was with the Italian Space Agency (ASI) as holder of a two-years research fellowship on the study of Q/V band
satellite communication links for a technology demonstration payload, concluded in 2008. During this period he parti-
cipated to the opening and to the frst trials of the ASI Concurrent Engineering Facility (ASI-CEF).
He was involved with the University of Rome Tor Vergata in several satellite missions of the Italian Space Agency
(ASI): DAVID satellite mission (DAta and Video Interactive Distribution) during the year 2003; WAVE satellite mission
(W-band Analysis and VErifcation) during the year 2004; FLORAD (Micro-satellite FLOwer Constellation of millimeter-wave RADiometers
for the Earth and space Observation at regional scale) during the year 2008.
In 2006 he was a post-doctoral research fellow for the European Space Agency (ESA) ARIADNA extended study named The Flower Con-
stellation Set and its Possible Applications.
From January 2004 to December 2005 he was involved in the MAGNET (My personal Adaptive Global NET) European FP6 integrated
project and in the SatNEx European network of excellence.
From January 2006 to June 2008 he was involved in the MAGNET Beyond European FP6 integrated project as scientifc responsible of WP3/
Task3.
He was involved in several Italian Research Programs of Relevant National Interest (PRIN): SALICE (Satellite-Assisted LocalIzation and
Communication systems for Emergency services), from October 2008 to September 2010; ICONA (Integration of Communication and Navi-
gation services) from January 2006 to December 2007, SHINES (Satellite and HAP Integrated NEtworks and Services) from January 2003
to December 2004, CABIS (CDMA for Broadband mobile terrestrial-satellite Integrated Systems) from January 2001 to December 2002.
In 2007 he was involved in the Internationalization Program funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), concerning
the academic research collaboration of the Texas A&M University (USA) and the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy).
In autumn of 2004, he joined the CTIF (Center for TeleInFrastruktur), a research center focusing on modern telecommunications technolo-
gies located at the University of Aalborg (Denmark).
He was co-recipient of the best paper award from the 2009 International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications
(SPACOMM 2009).
He is serving as Associate Editor for the Space Systems area of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine.
His main areas of interest are: wireless terrestrial and satellite communication networks, satellite constellations (in particular Flower Con-
stellations), resource management of short range wireless systems.
He co-authored a book entitled Information and Coding: Theory Overview, Design, Applications and Exercises and more than 60 papers
published on journals and conference proceedings.
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6.00-6.15 p.m.
Future High Throughput Satellite Systems
Hector Fenech Eutelsat S.A.
Alessia Tomatis Eutelsat S.A.
Sonya Amos Eutelsat S.A.
Viphakone Soumpholphakdy Eutelsat S.A.
Dimitri Serrano-Velarde Eutelsat S.A.
6.15-6.30 p.m.
Next Generation High Throughput Satellite System
Oriol Vidal ISAE - Institut Suprieur de lAronautique et
de lEspace
Greet Verelst EADS Astrium
Eric Alberty EADS Astrium
Jose Radzik ISAE - Institut Suprieur de lAronautique
et de lEspace
Jerome Lacan University of Toulouse
Michel Bousquet ISAE - SUPAERO
6.30-6.45 p.m.
Advanced Physical layer and techniques:
Performance Limits within Future Multi-spot
Ka-band Networks
Martina Angelone
ESTEC TEC-ETC - European Space Agency(ESA)
Nader Alagha
ESTEC TEC-ETC - European Space Agency(ESA)
Alberto Ginesi
ESTEC TEC-ETC - European Space Agency(ESA)
6.45-7.00 p.m.
Novel dimensioning methodology for High
Throughput Satellites
Dimitri Serrano-Velarde Eutelsat S.A.
Hector Fenech Eutelsat S.A.
E. Lance Eutelsat S.A.
G. R-Guisantes TELECOM ParisTech Communications
and Electronics
7.00-7.15 p.m.
Coexistence Between the Future Aeronautical
System for Continental Communication L-DACS
and the Distance Measuring Equipment DME
Najett Neji Ecole Suprieure dElectricit - SUPELEC
Raul de Lacerda
Ecole Suprieure dElectricit - SUPELEC
Alain Azoulay
Ecole Suprieure dElectricit - SUPELEC
Thierry Letertre
Ecole Suprieure dElectricit - SUPELEC
Olivier Outtier
Direction Gnrale de lAviation Civile (DGAC)
7.15-7.30 p.m.
System Level Comparison of Broadband Satellite
Communications in Ka/Q/W Bands
Sandeep Mukherjee University of Rome Tor Vergata
Cosimo Stallo University of Rome Tor Vergata
Ernestina Cianca University of Rome Tor Vergata
Marina Ruggieri University of Rome Tor Vergata
Tommaso Rossi University of Rome Tor Vergata
Mauro De Sanctis University of Rome Tor Vergata
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SESSION # 18:
New Constellation Design, Millimeter Wave
Technology & Devices, Future Small Satellites
Chair: Alberto Ginesi, ESA ESTEC
Room: Marinetti; Time: 6.00-7.15 pm
6.00-6.15 p.m.
HEO constellation design for tactical
communications
Giuseppe Cavallaro ISAE, Toulouse - MSc Aeronautical
and Space Systems
Duc Pham-Minh Astrium SAS
Michel Bousquet ISAE - Institut Suprieur
de lAronautique et de lEspace
6.15-6.30 p.m.
IR-UWB Approach for High Bit Rate Transmission in
the E Band
Cosimo Stallo University of Rome Tor Vergata
Sandeep Mukherjee University of Rome Tor Vergata
Ernestina Cianca University of Rome Tor Vergata
Marina Ruggieri University of Rome Tor Vergata
6.30-6.45 p.m.
Millimeter Wave Low Noise Amplifer for Satellite
and Radio-Astronomy Applications
Walter Ciccognani University of Rome Tor Vergata
Sergio Colangeli University of Rome Tor Vergata
Ernesto Limiti University of Rome Tor Vergata
Lucio Scucchia University of Rome Tor Vergata
6.45-7.00 p.m.
A System Engineering Consideration for
Future-Generations Small Satellites Design
Sunday Cookey Ekpo
The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Danielle George
The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
7.00-7.15 p.m.
Advanced Extremely High Frequency Ground Seg-
ment Should Legacy Dictate the Future?
R. Khullar The Aerospace Corporation, AEHF Program;
Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, U.S.A.
J. Haulund U.S. Air Force, Space & Missile Command,
AEHF Program; Los Angeles Air Force Base, California,
U.S.A.
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SESSION # 19.1:
Q/V band Satellite TDP#5: Missions & Architectures
Chair: Phillippe Sivac, ESA
Co-Chair: Giuseppe Codispoti, ASI
Room: Belli; Time: 5.00-6.30 pm
Mr. Sivac is the Deputy Programme Mana-
ger of the European Space Agencys Alphasat
telecommunications satellite, built in partner-
ship with Inmarsat. Mr. Sivac has 20 years
of experience in space projects and frst hand
knowledge in setting up and developing com-
plex missions with international partners. Pri-
or to working in telecommunications, he was involved in several
ESA science missions, as systems and assembly/integration/veri-
fcation engineer. He holds a master of space systems enginee-
ring from the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
and a master of mechanical engineering from the University of
Maryland (USA).
Giuseppe Codispoti holds a Degree in
Electrical Engineering from the Universit
della Calabria, Italy and a Masters of Scien-
ce Degree in Electrical Engineering from the
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Cal., USA.
He worked for almost eight years at Alenia
Spazio SpA (now Thales Alenia Space Italia) in Rome where he
was On Board Active Antennas designer, Project Manager and
Program Manager. In 2000 he joined ASI, Italian Space Agency.
Since then he worked in the feld of Micro Gravity as Program
Manager in the ISS Technical Unit and communications as Pro-
gram Manager in the Telecommunications and Integrated Appli-
cation Division. He is author of dozens of papers in regarding
Space Active Antenna Systems, Microgravity research Activity.
At the moment he is the Q/V Band Activities Responsible for the
Italian Space Agency.
5.00-5.15 p.m.
Alphasat TDP5: Lessons Learnt from AIT activities
on the Payload for Communication and Propagation
Experiments at Q/V Band
Giuseppe Codispoti Italian Space Agency (ASI)
Vincenzo Crin Space Engineering S.p.A.
Stefano Falzini Space Engineering S.p.A.
Kevin Goodey ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Enrico Russo Italian Space Agency
Enrico Vetrano Teleinformatica e Sistemi S.r.l.
5.15-5.30 p.m.
The Integration Phase of ALPHASAT Technology
Demonstration Payload #5 Mission Segment
Giuseppe Codispoti Italian Space Agency (ASI)
Carlo Cornacchini Space Engineering S.p.A.
Antonio Vernucci Space Engineering S.p.A.
Enrico Russo Italian Space Agency (ASI)
5.30-5.45 p.m.
Alphasat TDP#5 Mission: Towards Future
EHF Satellite Communications
Marina Ruggieri University of Rome Tor Vergata
Carlo Riva Polytechnic of Milan
Mauro De Sanctis University of Rome Tor Vergata
Tommaso Rossi University of Rome Tor Vergata
SESSION # 19.2:
Twisted radio waves & their applications to
telecommunications via satellite
Room: Belli; Time: 6.00-6.30 pm
Chair: Antonio Saitto
6.00-6.30 p.m.
Possible use of twisted waves for Wideband
Satellite Communications
Antonio Saitto Nitel Consortium
G. Beretta Oberon Telecom
J.-M. Dutronc Eutelsat
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2012
Invited Lecture #14
System Health Management: with Aerospace Applications
Room: Loyola; Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Stephen B. Johnson
NASA MSFC EV43 Integrated System Health Management and Automation Branch, University of
Colorado at Colorado Springs Jacobs ESTS, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Abstract: The tutorial will provide an overview of System Health Management, as presented in the frst
comprehensive reference book for the discipline, called System Health Management: with Aerospace
Applications (Chichester, UK: John Wiley UK, 2011), for which Dr. Johnson is the general editor, and the
author of chapter 1 on the theory of SHM. Aspects of SHM are known by a number of names, including:
fault management; fault protection; fault, detection isolation and response; integrated diagnostics; progno-
stics and health management; reliability; safety; vehicle health management; vehicle health monitoring, etc.
The tutorial will cover the following topics:
Brief historical description of the origins of the discipline
Relationship of SHM to systems theory and control theory
SHM concepts, terminology, and taxonomy
The Principles of SHM
SHM strategies
Fault Management functions
Implications of the theory
Example applications of the theory to satellites and launch vehicles
Stephen Johnsonis an Associate Research Professor for the Center for Space Studies at the University of Co-
lorado at Colorado Springs. He is the general editor for System Health Management: with Aerospace Applications
(John Wiley UK, 2011), and Space Exploration and Humanity: A Historical Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO, 2010). He is
also the author of The United States Air Force and the Culture of Innovation, 1945-1965 and The Secret of Apollo:
Systems Management in American and European Space Programs, both published in 2002, and was the editor of
Quest: The History of Spacefight Quarterly from 1998-2005.From 2005-2011 Dr. Johnson worked under intera-
gency agreement for NASA Marshall Spacefight Center, and he has a contract with MSFC currently to support the
Integrated System Health Management and Automation Branch in the development of fault management and vehicle management
for the Space Launch System program. From 2005 through 2011 he headed the development of diagnostic models and tools for the
Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle project of the Constellation program, while also helping to develop the concepts and principles section
for the NASA Science Mission Directorate Fault Management Handbook. His current research involves dependable space system de-
sign and operations, space industry management and economics, space history, and the history of cognitive psychology and artifcial
intelligence. He received his bachelors degree in physics from Whitman College in 1981, and his doctorate in 1997 in the History of
Science and Technology from the University of Minnesota, where he was also the Associate Director of the Babbage Institute for the
History of Computing. Prior to 1997, he worked for Northrop and Martin Marietta, and was co-owner of his own small business,
managing computer simulation laboratories, designing space probes, and developing engineering processes.
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Invited Lecture #15
Analysis and Key System Trade-offs of High Throughput Broadband Satellites
Room: Alferi; Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Alberto Ginesi
Head of the Communication-TT&C Systems & Techniques Section
ESA/ESTEC, Nordwiik, The Netherlands
Abstract: After a brief description of the current and shortly planned systems, as well as an introduction
on the evolution key user requirements, this tutorial describes and analyses the key system design issues
of current and future HTS broadband satellites. In particular, the main design factors impacting the sy-
stem throughput and availability are reviewed, both at system, payload and ground segment levels. The
key air interface requirements and evolutions are also addressed together with the relevant regulatory
constraints, for both the forward and return links, and in the user and feeder links. Some key technolo-
gical limitations and considerations of the ground and payload sub-systems are also discussed. A case
study is fnally presented with considerations.
Alberto Ginesi spent one year at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, doing research on digital transmissions
for wireless applications in 1996-1997. In 1997, he joined Nortel Networks and in 2000 Catena Networks, both in
Ottawa, Canada, where he worked on Digital Subscriber Loop (DSL) technologies and contributed to the defnition
of the second-generation ADSL standard. Since 2002 he joined ESA Research ad Technology Centre (ESTEC),
Noordwijk, The Netherlands, where he is currently covering the position of the Head of the Communication-TT&C
Systems & Techniques Section. His main current research interests lie in the area of advanced digital communica-
tion systems and techniques from theory to HW implementation. He has been one of the key technical contributor of
the DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS2 standards as well the advanced high rate data downlink standard based on SCCC codes and is currently
contributing to the feasibility and assessment studies of the Terabit/s broadband satellite concept.
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Invited Lecture #16
Multi-functional Si/SiGe BiCMOS ICs in complex and reconfgurable
mm-wave systems
Room: Belli; Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Hermann Schumacher
Universitt Ulm - Institut fr elektronische Bauelemente und Schaltungen, Ulm, Germany
Abstract: Silicon RFICs have long been the mainstay of radios for the consumer market, well into the mi-
crowave domain, while satellite or radar systems are traditionally dominated by ICs fabricated in group III-V
(mostly GaAs) semiconductor technologies. The article will introduce the large number of design options
available in Si/SiGe BiCMOS technologies, which may also contain embedded RFMEMS components,
and provide examples of complex and/or reconfgurable chips for millimeter-wave applications.
Hermann Schumacher received his Diplom-Ingenieur and Doktor-Ingenieur degrees from RWTH Aachen,
Aachen, Germany, in 1982 and 1986, respectively. After working for Bell Communication Research, Red Bank,
New Jersey, as a Member of Technical Staff, from 1986-1990, he joined Ulm University, Ulm, Germany, as a pro-
fessor in the Institute of Electron Devices and Circuits. Since 2010, he is the director of the institute. His research
interests include compound semiconductor devices and their circuit applications. For more than 15 years, his
research group has focused on the application of Si/SiGe bipolar devices to micro- and millimeter-wave circuits
and high-frequency microsystems, lately especially high data rate mm-wave systems and impulse-radio ultra-
wideband sensors. Dr. Schumacher is the director of the Communications Technology international Master of Science program at Ulm
University (since 1997), the universitys past vice-president for research (2000-2003), founder of the Competence Center on Integrated
Circuits in Communications (in 2001), and, since 2011, director of the School of Advanced Professional Studies at Ulm University,
the universitys continuing education arm.
Time: 10.30-11.00 am
Coffee Break
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 05
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Macro-Area #5:
Space Missions, Systems and Architectures and Launchers
Room: Loyola; Time: 11.30-13.00 pm
SESSION # 20:
Launcher Mission & Architecture Design
Chair: Maurizio Di Giacinto, University of Rome,
La Sapienza
Co-Chair: Giorgio Perrotta, SpaceSys s.r.l.
11.30-11.45 a.m.
VEGA: the history of a European success
Antonio Accettura AVIO S.p.A Space Division
Mauro Balduccini AVIO S.p.A Space Division
Franco Carducci ELV S.p.A.
Arturo De Lillis ASI Italian Space Agency
Mario Cosmo ASI Italian Space Agency
11.45-12.00 p.m.
VEGA Launch Vehicle Options to Serve Different
Satellites Markets
Antonio G. Accettura AVIO S.p.A Space Division
Mariano Genito ELV S.p.A.
12.00-12.15 p.m.
Vega Launch Vehicle First Flight Mission Analysis
VV01
Stefano Gallucci ELV S.p.A
Franois Battie ELV S.p.A
Matteo Volpi ELV S.p.A
Tommaso Fossati ELV S.p.A
Gianluca Curti ELV S.p.A
12.15-12.30 p.m.
VEGA Launch Vehicle Upper Stage and Payloads
In-orbit Collision Analysis
Stefano Gallucci ELV S.p.A
Franois Battie ELV S.p.A
Matteo Volpi ELV S.p.A
Tommaso Fossati ELV S.p.A
12.30-12.45 p.m.
VEGA Launch Vehicle Upper Stage Re-entry
Survivability Analysis
Stefano Gallucci ELV S.p.A
Franois Battie ELV S.p.A
Matteo Volpi ELV S.p.A
Tommaso Fossati ELV S.p.A
Gianluca Curti ELV S.p.A
12.45- 13.00 p.m.
The EGSE and CCV for ESA VEGA launcher
Enrico Angioli Vitrociset S.p.A
Cristina Chicarella Vitrociset S.p.A
Massimo Ciaccini Vitrociset S.p.A
Antimo Piccione Vitrociset S.p.A
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 05
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SESSION # 21:
Mission Design for Spacecraft Formations, UAV
Systems, Air Vehicle Flight Controls, Space Debris
Mitigation
Chair: Stephen B. Johnson
Room: Marinetti; Time: 11.30-12.45 pm
11.30-11.45 a.m.
Effective Observing Area Based Evaluating Method
for Formation Design
Jennifer Du Runle National Key Laboratory of Science
and Technology, China
Jiaqi Liu National Key Laboratory of Science and
Technology, China
Yonghai Wang National Key Laboratory of Science and
Technology, China
Yizhong Fang National Key Laboratory of Science and
Technology, China
Gang Meng National Key Laboratory of Science and
Technology, China
11.45-12.00 p.m.
Effect of the Pilot Behavior Model on the
Helicopter Stability in the Auto-stabilization
System Failure
Jan Boril University of Defence, Faculty of Military
Technology, Czech Rep.
Rudolf Jalovecky University of Defence, Faculty of
Military Technology, Czech Rep.
12.00-12.15 p.m.
Handover and multicrew problems analysis
in UAVs context
Ivan Iudice CIRA - Italian Aerospace Research Centre,
Capua, Italy
Vittorio Castrillo CIRA - Italian Aerospace Research
Centre, Capua, Italy
12.15-12.30 p.m.
Fuzzy Evidence Accrual for GPS Navigation
Protection of UAVs
Kathleen A Kramer University of San Diego, U.S.
Stephen C Stubberud Oakridge Technology, U.S.
12.30-12.45 p.m.
Augmented Reality & Assisted Navigation in
a Real/Virtual environment
Filippo Gemma GMSPAZIO S.r.l.

Closing Ceremony
Room: Loyola; Time: 1.00-1.30 pm
ESTEL Conference Conclusions
Cosimo Stallo
IEEE ESTEL TP Responsible
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 05
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Sponsors Data Entry
INDEX
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ESOA DESK D9
European Satellite Operators Association
Palace du Champ de Mars 5, Bastion Tower, Floor 20 B
1050 Brussels Belgium
t. 0032 2 550 3575 - f. 0032 2 5503535
sg@esoa.net www.esoa.net
Trade Association
EUTELSAT ITALIA STAND B17-18
Via Leonida Bissolati 54
00184 Roma Italy
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Professional Association
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www.rivistageomedia.it
Media
Specialized Media
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Not for Proft Organization
Earth Observation/ Remote Sensing; Climate, Territory and Environment Safeguard;
Navigation Systems; Space Exploration; Emergency Management and Civil Protection
Systems
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000 40 Pomezia Italy
t. 0039 06911921
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Manufacturer
Software Development; System Integration; Navigation System
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Manufacturer
Switching Solutions from DC to Microwave for Broadcasting; Satellite Ground Station;
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OPEN SKY SRL STAND B24
Corso SS Felice e Fortunato 105
36100 Vicenza Italy
t. 800 667020
info@open-sky.it - www.open-sky.it
ISP, Professional Satellite Network Services; Network Operator and Service Provider
SAT-TV Systems Installation/Maintenance; Cables/Cabling Components; Broadband
Solutions & Services; Broadcasting Systems & Services; HD/3D Audio/Video Signals
Receivers and Transmitters; Telephone
TOOWAY
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S.T.A.I DESK D1
Via Filangeri 25
74019 Palagiano Italy
t. 0039 09 98889225 - f. 0039 09 98889225
staisrl@legalmail.it
Service Provider
Broadband Solutions & Services; Networking/Wireless Networking; Software Deve-
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SELEX ELSAG DESK 02
Via Puccini 2
16154 Genova Italy
t. 0039 06 918531 - f. 0039 06 91852339
info@selexelsag.com www.selexelsag.com
Manufacturer
Broadband Solutions & Services; Earth Observation/Remote Sensing; International
Projects ( GALILEO, VEGA, COSMO SKY-MED); Armed Forces; Defence Systems; Sa-
tellite Communications Systems
SELEX GALILEO SPONSOR
Via G.V. Bona 85 - 00156 Roma Italy
t. 06 418831 - f. 06 41883800
www.selexgalileo.com
Manufacturer
Earth Observation/Remote Sensing; Climate, Territory and Environment Safeguard;
Navigation Systems; International Projects (GALILEO, VEGA, COSMO SKY-MED);
Space Exploration; Emergency Management and Civil Protection Sys
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SEMATRON ITALIA STAND B13
Viale Marx 153/2 - 00137 Roma Italy
t. 0039 06 86895015 - f. 0039 06 86802253
sales@sematronitalia.eu
www.sematronitalia.eu
Distributor/Reseller
Cables/Cabling Components; Broadcasting Systems & Services; Networking/Wireless
Networking; Semiconductors/Hardware/ICT Solutions; Electrical Components/Test
Equipment/Professional; Digital Terrestrial Television Solutions & Services;
Web-Casting/Streaming; 3D/HD Audio/Video Signals Receivers and Transmitters;
System Integration; Space Agencies/Scientifc Research Center; Earth Observation/
Remote Sensing; International Project (GALILEO, VEGA, COSIMO SKY MED)
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t. 00352 710725545 - f. 00352 710725621
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Service Provider
Broadcasting Systems & Services; Satellite Operator
SPACE ENGINEERING STAND B19
Via del Berio 91
00155 Roma Italy
t. 0039 06 225951 f. 0039 06 2280739
www.space.it
Manufacturer/Engineering Analysis/Design and Development
Broadband Solutions & Services; Broadcasting Systems & Services; Networking/Wi-
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G.P.S System, Navigation Systems; International Projects ( GALILEO, VEGA, COSMO
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00156 Roma Italy
t. 0039 06 40791 - f. 0039 06 40999 906
telespazio.communications@telespazio.com
www.telespazio.com
Service Provider
Broadband Solutions & Services; Satellite Operator; Earth Observation/Remote
Sensing; Navigation Systems; International Projects (GALILEO, VEGA, COSMO SKY
MED); Emergncy Management and Civil Protection Systems
THALES ALENIA SPACE STAND B21
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma Italy
t. 0039 06 41511
www.thalesaleniaspace.com
Manufacturer
Earth Observation/Remote Sensing; Climate, Territory and Environment Safeguard;
Navigation Systems; International Projects ( GALILEO, VEGA, COSMO SKY-MED); Spa-
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Civil Protection Systems
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Call for Papers 2013
Macro-Area #1: Communication and Navigation Technologies
Ground and Space Antenna Technologies and Systems
Ground Segment Architecture and Terminals
Modulation and Coding Schemes Synchronization
Equalization and Channel Estimation
Satellite Channel Modeling
MIMO Communications for Satellites
Interference Detection and Mitigation Techniques
Urban Personal and Vehicular Navigation
GNSS Augmentation Systems
Terrestrial Radio-navigation and RF-Positioning
DVB and Broadband Access Technologies
IP over Satellite and QoS Support
Transport Protocols over Satellite
Onboard Switching and Processing Technologies
Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN) over Satellite
Radio Resource Management and Packet Scheduling
Power control, Hand-Over Issues and Call Admission Control
Cross-layer Design
Software Defned Radio Technology
Emerging Standardizations and Issues
Advanced Circuits and Devices
Precise Positioning
High Performance Inertial Sensors
UWB technology
Macro-Area #2: Integrated Satellite Systems and Emerging Technologies
Integration between Telecommunication, Navigation and Earth Observation Systems
IP over Satellite and Heterogeneous Networks
Emergency Communications and Services
Maritime Communication Technologies
Infrastructure and Network Management
Cooperative/distributed network Architectures
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Quantum Satellite Communications
Hybrid Satellite & Terrestrial Networking
Space Exploration and Interplanetary Internet
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Aeronautical Satellite Communications
Swarm Sensor Networks
Macro-Area #3: Value added Services & Applications for Improving the Quality of
Life (QoL) (Health, Security and Energy)s
Mobile Satellite Services
Real-time Multimedia Streaming
Broadcast/Multicasting
Communication Protocols and Services for Space Networks
Tele Healthcare, Medical Applications and Information Systems
Smart Homes and Assisted Living
Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications
ICT for Intelligent Transportation Systems
Cybersecurity
Homeland Security
Artifcial Intelligence and Expert Systems for e-Healthcare Cyber Attacks
Satellite-based Remote eHealth
Military and Dual Use Applications
Satellite-based Disaster Recovery
Satellite-based Power Grids Monitoring and Control
Unmanned Search and Rescue
E-learning
Macro-Area #4: Future Satellite Communication Systems
Twisted radio waves and their applications to telecommunications via satellite
Next Generation Mobile, Broadband and Broadcast Satellite Systems
Beyond Ka Band Satellite Missions
Channel Modeling for EHF Satellite Communications
Millimeter Wave Technology and Devices
Multi-Gigabit Communications
New Constellation Design
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Macro-Area #5: Space Missions, Systems and Architectures and Launchers
Accelerating Evolution Spacecraft Propulsion Technology and Mission Design
Technologies for Safe Lunar Landing
System and Technology Challenges for Landing on the Earth, Moon and Mars
Radiation Issues and Modeling for Deep Space Missions
Mission Design for Spacecraft Formations
Future Space and Earth Science Missions
Space Debris Mitigation and Removal
Missions & Technologies for In Situ Exploration & Sample Return
Launchers
Air Vehicle Flight Controls
UAV Systems & Autonomy
Multi-Agent Technologies for Aerospace
PHM for Aircraft and Propulsion Program Applications
Guidelines Submission
All submitted papers will be peer reviewed and assessed on key accomplishments, technical
contribution, and advancement of the state-of-the-art, originality and interest to the attendees.
Accepted papers will be published in the ESTEL 2013 Proceedings which will be available through
IEEE Xplore after the conference.
Papers should frst be submitted as a 1 to 2 page abstract to http://www.estelconference.org.
Please refer to the detailed author instructions provided on the conference website.
Selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for special issues or
fast tracks in well-reputed journals (among them there is the River Publishers).
Authors of accepted papers will be required to submit a fnal complete manuscript (4 to 7 pages)
online in PDF format no later than 15 September 2013.
The offcial language of the Conference is English.
Complete information on how to submit a paper and register for the conference, as well as other
important information, is available on www.estelconference.org/paper-submission/
The technical program will be complemented with a Technical Exhibition, which will be held on
October 22-25, offering companies and agencies a unique opportunity to visit Italy and present
related products and services in display and printed advertisement.
Main Deadlines:
Abstract Submission: 1/03/2013
Abstract Acceptance: 1/04/2013
Draft Manuscript Submission: 15/06/2013
Notifcation of Acceptance: 07/07/2013
Final Manuscript Submission: 20/07/2013