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Project: MEO KA Band Propagation Campaign

Acronym: MEKaP
Main Objective:
The new challenge in propagation channel characterization for non-GSO systems is the large
variability of the atmospheric path length during the satellite contact time, which translates
into large attenuation dynamic range.
he statistical approach used to design the system is
accompanied by the studies to implement and tune the needed Fade Mitigation Techniques
(FMTs), like ACM/VCM, space and time diversity, orbital diversity, etc. In fact, not only
accurate statistical prediction models are needed for the system design (taking into account
the large path when the pointed satellite is low over the horizon), but also channel models
(e.g. time series generators) to verify the system performance and the FMTs design.
Moreover, in order to operate the systems, real time channel assessment techniques must
be studied and developed.

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Funding: ESA-ESTEC
Start Date: 01-02-2019
End Date: 01-04-2022
Team: Armando Carlos Domingues da Rocha, Susana de Jesus Mota
Groups: Radio Systems – Av
Partners: Politécnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy, Thales Alenia Spazio, Rome, Italy
Local Coordinator: Armando Carlos Domingues da Rocha

Associated Publications
  • 2Papers in Conferences
  • S. Mota, A. Rocha, L. Cupido, M. Oliveira, J. Costa, Challenges and Achievements Setting up a Propagation Campaign with MEO Satellites, 17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, florence, Italy, Vol., pp. -, March, 2023 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, S. Mota, A. Gomes, Long Term Scintillation Measurements at Ka and Q-Bands, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Madrid, Spain, Vol., pp. 1 - 4, March, 2022,
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