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LEO Satellite Constellations for 5G and Beyond: How Will They Reshape Vertical Domains?

Liu, S; Gao, Z; Wu, Y; Kwan Ng, DW; Gao, X; Wong, K-K; Chatzinotas, S; (2021) LEO Satellite Constellations for 5G and Beyond: How Will They Reshape Vertical Domains? IEEE Communications Magazine , 59 (7) pp. 30-36. 10.1109/MCOM.001.2001081. Green open access

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Abstract

The rapid development of communication technologies in the past decades has provided immense vertical opportunities for individuals and enterprises. However, conventional terrestrial cellular networks have unfortunately neglected the huge geographical digital divide, s ince high-bandwidth wireless coverage is concentrated in urban areas. To meet the goal of “connecting the unconnected,” integrating low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites with the terrestrial cellular networks has been widely considered as a promising solution. In this article, we first introduce the development roadmap of LEO sa tellite constellations (SatCons), including early attempts in LEO satellites with the emerging LEO constellations. Further, we discuss the unique opportunities of employing LEO SatCons for the delivery of integrating 5G networks. Specifically, we present their key performance indicators, which offer important guidelines for the design of associated enabling techniques, and then discuss the potential impact of integrating LEO SatCons with typical 5G use cases, where we engrave our vision of various vertical domains reshaped by LEO SatCons. Technical challenges are finally provided to specify future research directions.

Type: Article
Title: LEO Satellite Constellations for 5G and Beyond: How Will They Reshape Vertical Domains?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.001.2001081
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1109/MCOM.001.2001081
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Telecommunications, Engineering, ACCESS
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10133208
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