Optimus - Optimized transmission techniques for satcom unicast interactive traffic

Title: Optimus - Optimized transmission techniques for satcom unicast interactive traffic 
Funding source: ESA - European Space Agency
Partners: University of Bologna, University of Parma, Polytechnic of Turin
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Researchers: Dr. Bhavani Shankar, Dr. Stefano Andrenacci, Dr. Farbod Kayhan, Dr. Maha Alodeh, Danilo Spano, Alberto Mengali 

About the Project

This activity will design a new forward link air interface for broadband satellite systems, with the focus being the maximization of the capacity of next generation broadband networks, while removing any constraints related to compatibility with legacy broadcast systems. The target is to significantly improve the key performance indicators of broadband systems like capacity, latency and latency jitter. However, other factors like user terminal and gateway complexity and ease of integrations with terrestrial networks will be considered as well.

It is expected that the main gains in terms of capacity can be achieved by optimizing the new air interface design to more efficiently support interference mitigation techniques as well as to improve the energy efficiency at high spectral efficiency values (the distance from the Shannon Bound increases with the spectral efficiency).

Concepts being used within terrestrial LTE networks or being considered within the 5G standardization effort [6] are certainly worth to be considered as possible candidate techniques.


Project Partners

SnT, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg 

University of Bologna, Italy

University of Parma, Italy

Polytechnic of Turin, Italy

Funding Source: European Space Agency (TRP)

Project Start Date: 03/2016

Project End Date: 08/2017

Project Team

Project Manager: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas

Research Team

Prof. Bjorn Ottersten

Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas

Dr. Bhavani Shankar

Dr. Stefano Andrenacci

Dr. Farbod Kayhan

Dr. Maha Alodeh

Danilo Spano

Alberto Mengali

Relevant links







Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas, Senior Research Scientist