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NGSCA 2009

Beyond 3G/4G Technologies


APSCC organized the Next-Generation Satellite Communications & Applications (NGSCA) 2009 Workshop on November 16 ? 17 at Grand Ball Room in Haeundae Grand Hotel in Busan, Korea. Hosted by the Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and sponsored by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), the workshop ended with huge success with more than 230 attendees participating in the event.


During the course of the 2-day workshop, international experts have presented industrial reports as well as technologies trends in the various fields in the satellite industry including B3G/4G technologies. This workshop marks to be a memorable event in 2009 for the APSCC, since satellite industrial leaders in Korea have gathered together to create a brand-new networking opportunity link through the various presentation sessions as well as social events.

The all day sessions for the 2 days consisted of 6 presentation sessions with 16 prominent speakers from major affiliations in the satellite industry. In accordance with the main theme of the workshop, the 1st session presentation topics covered issues regarding the B3G/4G technologies as well as the MSS technologies trends. After Nicolas Chuberre, Project Manager at Thales Alenia Space presented a session regarding “Trends in Mobile Satellite Systems” with great passion, Advisor of Star Asia Technologies, Robert H. Brumley captivated the audience with a presentation topic “Next Generation Satellite Systems: Hybrid MSS-Terrestrial Consideration & Applications.”


The afternoon session of the first day was opened by two notable key note addresses by Byung-Jo Suh, Assistant Chairman of Korea Communications Commission and Chieteuk Ahn, Senior Vice President of ETRI. Moderated by Dr. Soo Young Kim from Chonbuk National University of Korea, Yoshiyuki Fujino, Senior Researcher of NICT introduced an interesting presentation regarding the R&D Plan of Satellite/Terrestrial Integrated Mobile Communication Systems for secured and safety society. After that Ho Jin Lee, Director of ETRI presented ETRI’s R&D Status Report.


During the third session of the first day, session moderator, Man Seok Eum from ETRI introduced the interesting presentation on “Large Aperture Reflector”, which was presented by Edward Keay, Director of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Astro Aerospace. As the final presenter of the last session of the first day themed “On-board Large Antennas”, Alexander Shishlov, Vice Director of APEX wrapped up the day with his in-depth presentation regarding “Multibeam Reflector Antennas with Active Feed Arrays.”


The workshop participants had an enough time to discuss and exchange additional information & knowledge regarding the presentations today at the welcome reception.


The first session of the second day, “Wideband Satellite Communications”, was opened with a presentation on “WINDS SHV Transmission Experiment” by Takashi Takahashi, Research Manager of NICT. Moderated by Ji Won Jeong from the Korea Maritime University, Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli, Professor of University of Bologna shared his presentation on the “Next Generation VSAT.” The last presentation was given on the theme “Emerging Architecture for Satellite Broadband Systems” by Nicolas Chuberre, Project Manager of Thales Alenia Space.


Won Chan Jeong, the moderator of the session on “Satellite Navigation” led the session by introducin the first session presenter, Christopher Rizos, Professor of the University of New South Wales. Followed by that presentation was another interesting topic on “Next Generation GNSS: Research Challenges and Application Opportunities”, presented by Yong Jin Moon, Research Scientist of GFZ-Potsdam. During the session he reported on the “Satellite Geodesy in GFZ” with the various presentation materials.