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Future W/V-Band Satellite Communication Systems

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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Wichita State University

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During this cooperative agreement, the bandwidth efficiency of a WV-band communication channel was simulated and computed under an additive white Gaussian noise environment. These simulations incorporated measured cumulative distribution functions from the AFRL WV-band Terrestrial Link Experiment. Simulations used the Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite Second Generation DVB-S2 adaptive code modulation scheme. A link margin of a WV-band communication system was assumed. It was found that the bandwidth efficiency of the WV-band channel was 4.27 bitssHz, and the corresponding data rate was 21.37 Gbitss per beam when the link margin was 10 dB with 5 GHz of bandwidth. Compared to the 20 Gbps peak data rates in the existing terrestrial mm Wave 5G massive MIMO system at frequencies of 28 GHz and 39 GHz, improvement of the WV-band is significant.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

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[A, Approved For Public Release]