An efficient carrier recovery scheme for high-bit-rate W-band satellite communication systems
2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Recent efforts in satellite communication research considered the exploitation of higher frequency bands as a valuable alternative to conventional spectrum portions. An example of this can be provided by the Wband (70-110GHz). Recently, a scientific experiment carried on by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), namely the DAVID-DCE experiment, was aimed at exploring the technical feasibility of the exploitation of the W-band for broadband networking applications. Some preliminary results of DAVID
... esults of DAVID research activities pointed out that phase noise and high Doppler-shift can severely compromise the efficiency of the modulation system, particularly for what concerns the aspects related to the carrier recovery. This problem becomes very critical when the use of spectrally efficient M-ary modulations is considered in order to profitably exploit the large amount of bandwidth available in the W-band. In this work 12 , a novel carrier recovery algorithm has been proposed for a 16-QAM modulation and tested, considering the presence of phase noise and other kinds of non-ideal behaviors of the communication devices typical of W-band satellite transmission. Simulation results demonstrated the effectiveness the proposed solution for carrier recovery and pointed out the achievable spectral efficiency of the transmission system, considering some constraints about transmitted power, data BER and receiver bandwidth.