Signal Processing Challenges in Satellite Communication Networks

Professor Björn Ottersten, University of Luxembourg and KTH

Tid: Fr 2017-04-21 kl 13.30

Plats: D1, Lindstedtsvägen 17, KTH.


Satellite communications provides an unprecedented coverage at low cost. However, satellite networks as a means of content delivery are meeting increased competition from terrestrial communication systems. Future satellite systems must provide cost efficient  and scalable services as part of a 5G network, for example, multimedia delivery, mobile communication services, two-way data communications, and backhaul. The efficient and reliable delivery of these services poses several challenges. We discuss some technical trends that are changing the design of satellite communication networks fundamentally.  With lessons learned from terrestrial communication networks, we highlight techniques that can be used to address some challenges facing satellite systems, including diversity techniques, interference mitigation, multi-user precoding, resource management, onboard processing, and cognitive satellite communications.


Björn Ottersten received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, in 1986. In 1989 he received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Dr. Ottersten has held research positions at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University, the Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, and the University of Luxembourg. During 96/97 Dr. Ottersten was Director of Research at ArrayComm Inc, a start-up in San Jose, California based on Ottersten’s patented technology. He has co-authored journal papers that received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 1993, 2001, 2006, and 2013 and 4 IEEE conference papers receiving Best Paper Awards. In 1991 he was appointed Professor of Signal Processing at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. From 1992 to 2004 he was head of the department for Signals, Sensors, and Systems at KTH and from 2004 to 2008 he was dean of the School of Electrical Engineering at KTH. Currently, Dr. Ottersten is Director for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg. Dr. Ottersten is a board member of the Swedish Research Council and as Digital Champion of Luxembourg, he acts as an adviser to the European Commission. Dr. Ottersten has served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and on the editorial board of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He is currently editor in chief of EURASIP Signal Processing Journal and a member of the editorial boards of EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing and Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing. Dr. Ottersten is a Fellow of the IEEE and EURASIP. In 2011 he received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award. He is a two time recipient of the European Research Council advanced research grant.

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