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An Improved Power Estimation for Mobile Satellite Communication Systems

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In this paper, in order to increase system capacity and reduce the transmitting power of the user's equipment, we propose a efficient power estimation algorithm consisting of a modified open-loop power control (OLPC) and closed-loop power control (CLPC) for mobile satellite communications systems. The improved CLPC scheme, combining delay compensation algorithms and pilot diversity, is mainly applied to the ancillary ter-restrial component (ATC). ATC link in urban areas, because it is more suitable to the short round-trip delay (RTD). In the case of rural areas, where ATCs are not deployed or where a signal is not received from ATCs, transmit power monitoring equipment and OLPC schemes using efficient pilot diversity are combined and ap-plied to the link between the user's equipment and the satellite. Two modified power control schemes are ap-plied equally to the boundary areas where two kinds of signals are received in order to ensure coverage conti-nuity. Simulation results show that the improved power control scheme has good performance compared to conventional power control schemes in a geostationary earth orbit (GEO) satellite system utilizing ATCs.

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B. KIM, N. LEE and S. RYOO, "An Improved Power Estimation for Mobile Satellite Communication Systems," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2009, pp. 179-184. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2009.23020.

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