5G Satellite Flying Base Stations



Satellite and terrestrial systems have been developing independently, making the integration very difficult so far. However, the research programs and the standardization activities related to 5G have provided a unique opportunity to go deeper into the role of satellites in future communication systems and make progress so that satellites can be fully engaged in the 5G story. This talk will explore the possibility of expanding the 5G ecosystem by integrating the satellite component in the 5G architecture, and study the need and feasibility of satellite flying Base Stations. The talk will also analyze the strengths and technical and economic limitations of terrestrial and satellite systems so that both can be integrated in complementary way to provide economic and global coverage for many applications, and provide some guidelines to the link satellite design and thus, insight will be given into the required modifications of the air-interface.