Joint Conference of the AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC) and the Ka and Broadband Communications Conference (Ka)

16 - 19 October 2017
Location: Trieste, Italy
Venue: Excelsior Palace Hotel

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Commercial Space Applications:
Transformation, Fusion and Competition



The 35th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC) wll present the latest  research in the following areas:


  • New/Emerging Satellite Architectures and Concepts
    • Leo Constellations (Technology, System Complexity, Economic Viability)
    • Stratospheric Platforms (Technology and Market Perspectives)
    • Small Satellites (Technology, Missions, Flight Results and Market Perspectives)
    • Telecommunications Systems and Technology for Space Exploration (Moon, Mars and beyond)
    • Hosted Payloads

  • New Satellite Component Technology
    • High-Speed Optical Communications
    • Optical Payload Technologies
    • Network Protocols
    • Cognitive Communication Networks
    • Antenna Technology, Reconfigurable Antennas, Active Direct Radiating Array
    • Q/V Band Technology, Experiments and Systems
    • High Data Rate Waveforms, Power and BW Efficient Modulation
    • High Speed Onboard Processing and Digital Payload Architecture and Technologies

  • Satellite Systems Research and Technology Development
    • Security (Physical Layer Through Network Layer)
    • Propagation Research Including Measurement and Modeling
    • Spectrum for New Services
    • Modular System Design
    • Systems Modeling, Market Assessment and Technology Forecasts
    • Integrated Applications and Services (Telecom, Earth Observation and Navigation)

  • New Satellite Markets
    • UTM (UAS Traffic Management)
    • Smart Cars/Smart Cities (Large Scale IoT)
    • Air Traffic Management, In-flight Entertainment, Airline Operations
    • Package Delivery via Drones
    • Launch Services
    • Commercialization of Space (Tourism and Exploration)



ICSSC Call for Papers Is Now Closed


  • Abstracts are due: 8 June 2017, 2000 hours Eastern Time
  • Notification of Acceptance: 27 June 2017 
  • Final Papers are Due: 1 September 2017, 2000 hours Eastern Time


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