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Advances in Antenna Technology and Signal Processing for Satellite Communications

Call for Papers

The demand for converged and ubiquitous broadband service support has dramatically increased in recent years. Satellite technology can address this concern as it is a preferred approach to develop a global communication system, especially in the areas where terrestrial networks are congested or challenging/infeasible to be deployed. Due to the benefits, such as very large coverage areas at a relatively lower deployment and operational costs, support of mobile services and various connectivity modes, ease of deployment and management of the network, and bandwidth flexibility, satellite communication has witnessed a significant growth in the past few years. To widely implement the satellite communication systems, several practical issues, such as the multifunction and miniaturized antennas, advanced information transmission techniques, and system optimization design, should be studied.

To this end, this special issue aims to gather cutting-edge contributions that address and show the latest results on novel antenna technology and advanced signal processing that can significantly improve the performance of satellite communications. Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Multibeam satellite antennas
  • Multiband and broadband antennas
  • Miniaturization technique for terminal antennas
  • Circular polarization or multiple polarization antennas
  • Multimode antennas or reconfigurable antennas
  • Low profile compact antenna array
  • Electronically steered antenna array
  • Robust adaptive beamforming algorithm
  • Efficient parameter estimation method
  • Optimal power configuration in multibeam satellite communications
  • Compressive sensing in broadband satellite communications
  • Cooperative techniques and energy-efficient design
  • Space-time processing for satellite communications
  • MIMO technique for satellite communications
  • Interference modeling and management
  • Relay transmission in satellite networks
  • Experimental systems and field test
  • New services and applications

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijap/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijap/atsp/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 18 April 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 11 July 2014
Publication DateFriday, 5 September 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Min Lin, Nanjing Institute of Telecommunication Technology, Nanjing 21007, China

Guest Editors

  • Wei-Ping Zhu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada H3G 1M8
  • Shun-lian Chai, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
  • Bing Liu, College of Electronic and Information Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China