5G Networks and Satellite Integration

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to Friday, June 15, 2018

Lecturer: Dr. Sastri Kota
Date: 12.6.2018 09:00 to 15.6.2018 15:00
Place: TS128

 

Course Description

The 5G and beyond networks when deployed, will provide high data rates, lower end-to-end latency, massive device connectivity, reduced cost and consistent user quality of experience provisioning. These networks and enabling technologies are expected to transform the way we live and work. The first segment of this course will provide a Roadmap of 5G, enablers such as Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) services and the future mobile traffic estimates. Following that, network architectures such as Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RAN) and technologies like Software Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are discussed.  Key Performance Indicators (KPI) with reference to QoS and QoE are briefly described. The presentation also includes the current state of 5G activities, technology forecasts and the research challenges.                    

The second segment of the course includes a seamless integration of satellite into 5G. The satellite communications plays a significant role as a complementary solution to the terrestrial networks, due to its ubiquitous coverage, broadcast/multicast and emergency/disaster recovery, not only in rural but in urban areas also. 5G satellite concepts are introduced with various system design options e.g. LEO/MEO/GEO, different spectrum bands Ka/Q/V and regenerative vs bent pipe options. The current High Throughput Satellites (HTS) are envisaged satellite traffic of tera bits per second makes these 5G satellite systems realizable. An example of hybrid/integrated (5G satellite-terrestrial network) is discussed. Subsequently, a brief overview of current standardization efforts by organizations e.g. ITU-R, 5GPPP, 3GPPP, IEEE are included. As a part of this course, students are given an opportunity to do an independent research on a selected topic in this area, and present their study results on the last day of the course. The course concludes with a review, future research directions and a class interaction (Q&A).

 

Biography

Dr. Sastri Kota is currently President of SoHum Consultants. He has held several management, technical and Senior Scientist positions at Harris, Loral, Lockheed Martin, SRI International, The MITRE, XEROX and CSC Corporations. He contributed to design and development of satellite communication systems, tactical radio networks; Ka-band satellite networks, two-way IP based DVB-RCS/DVB-S2 platforms, and mobile ad hoc wireless networks for military/commercial applications. He led the network segment of the broadband multimedia services (BMS) Program of Loral space and an ATM/IP based satellite system – Astrolink of Lockheed Martin. He has been extensively active in standardization organizations such as ITU, IETF, ATM Forum and TIA. He was the U.S. chair/head of the US Delegation for the ITU-R Working Party 4B involved with the fixed, mobile and broadcast satellite system performance and air interface; and Wireless ATM Chair of the ATM Forum.

Dr. Kota has been a docent at the University of Oulu, Finland since 2006, in advanced communication system design especially for wireless and satellite networks. He also delivered invited lectures and conducted short courses in European and Indian Information Institutes and MILCOM, IEEE, and AIAA conferences. He has authored/co-authored 5 books and 200 papers in conference proceedings and journals.  He holds US patents in bandwidth allocation and cross-layer designs. His research areas include broadband satellite systems, QoS and cross layer designs, terabit satellite networks, 5G satellite, cooperative communications, DVB networks and signal processing.

Dr. Kota served as a guest editor of special issues for IEEE Communications magazine, Wireless Magazine, VTS magazine, Int’l Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, Space Communications and Int’l Journal of Wireless Information Networks. He is a member of the editorial boards on the Int’l Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, the Space Communications and Peer-Peer networking. He served as the Unclassified Technical Program Chair of MILCOM 2007. He was symposium chair/co-chair and member of technical comities of IEEE GLOBECOM, ICC, PIMRC, WCNC and IWSSC.

Dr. Kota holds a Dr.Tech in Information Engineering from University of Oulu, He is Life Senior Member of IEEE and Associate Fellow of AIAA.

 

Course schedule

Date

Timings

Topic

Day 1, Tue, 12.6

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Introduction

 

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Applications and Services

 

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

5G Roadmaps and Status

 

 

 

Day 2, Wed, 13.6

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Network Architectures

 

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Research Challenges and Technical Drivers

 

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

5G Satellite and Applications

 

 

 

Day 3, Thu, 14.6

9:00 am - 10:15 am

System Architectures - options

 

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Hybrid/Integrated Networks - Examples

 

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

5G Standards Activities

 

 

 

Day 4, Fri, 15.6

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Students Presentation-1

 

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Coffee Break

 

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Students Presentation-2

 

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Review and Q&A

 

 

 

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