After about one year from the starting of the project, the QV-LIFT project is present in the two most influential technical conferences on satellite system: the 23rd Ka and Broadband Communications Conference and the 35th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference.
The Conference, originally dedicated to the diffusion of information on Ka frequency band for use in satellite communications, started exploring higher frequencies in recent years to permit larger capacity satellites to serve more customers. This spectrum expansion will be accomplished by utilizing the Q and V bands which will enable reaching a wider areas in the world where the satellite communications are still not easily available for the commercial usage.
Many applications and experiments are under development based on the Q and V bands and one of this is QV-LIFT.
The conference hosted the QV-LIFT booth and three papers were presented in the Q/V Communication Experiments & Technologies sessions:
- QV-LIFT Project: Using the Q/V Band Aldo Paraboni Demonstration Payload for Validating Future Satellite Systems (download it here)
- RF Technologies for the Ground Segment of future Q/V band Satellite Systems (download it here)
- Q/V-band feeder links and flexible bandwidth assignment in future very high throughput satellite (VHTS) communication systems (download it here)
During the papers’ presentations, conference attendees were encouraged to visit the QV-LIFT booth.