Coexistence of 5G with satellite services in the millimeter-wave band

Cho, Yeongi, Kim, Hyun-Ki, Nekovee, Maziar and Jo, Han-Shin (2020) Coexistence of 5G with satellite services in the millimeter-wave band. IEEE Access, 8. pp. 163618-163636. ISSN 2169-3536

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In this study, a new method is proposed to confirm the possibility of coexistence between the existing satellite services and potential fifth-generation (5G) cellular services in the millimeter-wave band according to the frequency-designation agenda of International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)-2020 for 5G. To evaluate the accumulated interference power of numerous 5G systems distributed globally at a satellite receiver, we extend the satellite's interference reception area to the entire coverage area, from which only the land area is extracted using the geospatial terrain data of Earth in three dimensions. This enables more accurate interference assessment than conventional methods that only consider the footprint of the satellite's 3-dB beamwidth. We also place the IMT-2020 (5G) systems in the coverage area using the IMT-2020 parameters and modeling documents for the International Telecommunication Union's coexistence study. The propagation loss is modeled considering the clutter loss, building entry loss, and attenuation from atmospheric gases. Subsequently, we analyze the interference power received by a fixed satellite service (FSS) satellite operating in the same band and an Earth exploration satellite service (EESS) passive sensor operating in an adjacent channel. Our simulation shows that the FSS satellite receives up to 7.9dB more interference than that obtained from the existing method. Although this is a substantial difference, we find that the protection criteria is still satisfied. However, all EESS passive sensors do not meet the protection criteria in most scenarios, and additional frequency separation or interference mitigation techniques are required to protect these sensors. The proposed method is also applicable to the analysis of non-terrestrial network interference from airships, balloons, unmanned aerial vehicles, etc.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Interference, Satellite broadcasting, Satellites, Propagation losses, Frequency selective surfaces, Atmospheric modeling, 5G mobile communication, Coexistence, earth exploration satellite service, fixed satellite service, international mobile telecommunications-2020, non-terrestrial network, radio interference, 5G
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
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Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2020 07:43
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2021 17:00

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