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The application of software radios to integrated satellite/terrestrial communications

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  • PB Kenington
  • DW Bennett
  • RJ Wilkinson
  • BA Sharp
  • JP McGeehan
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE Colloquium on Integration of Satellite and Terrestrial OCS
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages8/1 - 8/6
StatePublished - Apr 1997
EventColloquium on Integration of Satellite and Terrestrial OCS - London, United Kingdom


ConferenceColloquium on Integration of Satellite and Terrestrial OCS
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/04/97 → …


This paper details some of the problems of reconfigurable and adaptable hardware, along with a critical analysis of the basic approaches to software radio design, concentrating on the receiver architecture in particular. The European Commission ACTS FIRST project, along with significant research underway at the University of Bristol, is focused on addressing these issues. Work is also underway to enable cooperation with the ACTS SINUS project, which is examining the inter-operation of satellite and terrestrial communications systems. A genuine software radio is undoubtedly the ideal solution to this problem, but it remains to be seen if it is commercially and technologically realistic

Additional information

Other: Ref No. 1998/152 Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: This work has been carried out with the support of DERA, EPSRC (ROPA) and the European Commission (under ACTS)

    Research areas

  • mobile satellite communication


Colloquium on Integration of Satellite and Terrestrial OCS

Duration1 Apr 1997 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference

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