Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:12

VITAL & SANSA Co-organize a special session at ASMS/SCPC 2016 Featured

During early September, the  8th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference and the 14th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop (ASMS/SPSC2016) was held at Palma de Mallorca. This is a renowned conference in both industry and scientific communities which address the recent advances in satellite communications.

In this framework, the VITAL and SANSA  projects jointly co-organized a Special Track devoted to Hybrid Terrestrial Satellite Networking and Services. It was split in two sessions, one dedicated to SANSA activities, chaired by Constantinos Papadias (AIT), and the other to VITAL, chaired by Tinku Rasheed (Create-net). For VITAL, Harilaos Koumaras (NCSRD), Christos Sakkas (NCSRD), Ramon Ferrus (UPC) and Nicolas Kuhn (CNES) were invovled with the session and the presentations, mainly showcasing the VITAL architecture, the SatCloudRAN vision, the techno-economic analysis of NFV-enabled SatCom architectures culminating in a demonstration of the NFV Manager implementation. Further invited presentations were also given by Frank Burkhardt (Fraunhofer) about the results of the Scorsese project, and Tinku Rasheed (Create-Net) provided an overview of the EIT-Digital funded ICARO-EU project. The session concluded with a round table discussion about the VITAL architecture which involved several constructive comments from participants, including from industrial players like O3B Networks, Thales Alenia Space, Airbus, Eutelsat etc who provided interesting observations regarding the VITAL architectural impacts, and further discussion were also held regarding the industrial applicability of the VITAL solutions.

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For SANSA, Georgios Ziaragkas (AVANTI), José Núñez (CTTC),   Constantinos Papadias (AIT) , and Ashkan Kalantari (University of Luxembourg), presented respectively: the SANSA use cases, scenarios and KPIs; the SANSA network architecture; antenna-assisted interference mitigation techniques; and resource allocation techniques. Therefore, a good overview of the major part of SANSA activities was given. The session terminated with a round table which counted also with the participation of Ana Pérez (CTTC), the SANSA Project Coordinator.

The session successfully concluded with an attendance of around 30 people and with very fruitful discussions on the domain of terrestrial–satellite integration.

Link to http://www.asmsconference.org/special-tracks/