Date: Thursday, 03rd December 2020
Time: 14:00h CET
Webex Event Link: https://ppma.webex.com/ppma/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec17417f2f6308fd8352d4b91b1c9375e
Webex Event Password: 5ghub
Stefano Cioni, Ph.D
ESA – European Space Agency
RF Systems Division
A Tutorial on 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks
The Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) work item has been formally approved in December 2019, and therefore 5G Release 17 will be the first time ever standard including the satellite component. This speech will go over again in the main achievements during the past two years of NTN activities in the 3GPP working groups (i.e., Release 16). The presentation will cover also the key elements and features that are under investigation and need for some adaptations to cope with the specificity of satellite communication links.
Stefano Cioni received his Dr.-Ing. degree in telecommunication engineering and Ph.D.from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Since 2002, he has been a senior researcher at the Advanced Research Center for Electronic Systems (ARCES) of the University of Bologna. In 2010, he joined the European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, where he is currently a telecommunication systems engineer within the Radio Frequency Systems, Payload and Technology Division. His research activities are mainly focused on the next generation broadcast/broadband satellite systems for fixed and mobile satellite services. In particular, his interests include efficient digital coding and modulation techniques, adaptive interference mitigation algorithms in multiple access systems, synchronization techniques,MIMO and OFDM systems, and iterative decoding techniques joint to channel parameter estimation. Since September2016, he has been attending the 3GPP RAN plenary and RAN-WG1 meetings, with the specific interest to support non-terrestrial network (NTN) aspects and to facilitate the 5G terrestrial/satellite networks integration. He has co-authoredmore than 80 papers and scientific conference contributions, and he isa co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICT 2001 and at IEEE ASMS/SPSC2012. Dr. Cioni has been elevated to Senior Member of the IEEE Society in August 2017. Dr. Cioni has selected as recipient of the IEEE ComSoc Satellite and SpaceCommunications Technical Recognition Award 2020.