IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
5–8 September 2023 // Toronto, ON, Canada

Mega Constellation Satellite Network for 6G

Mega-constellation based non-terrestrial network (NTN) is becoming a reality as couple of LEO constellations have been planned and fast deployed in recently years.  It is widely believed as a game changer, since (i) the lower orbit altitude ensures a low latency close to that of a cellular network and (ii) the scale of constellation and competitive link budget provide much higher area capacity than a traditional satellite network. Both are crucial to providing eMBB services. This distinguishes them from the traditional satellite networks which only offer broadcast or narrowband internet services due to the insufficient capacity and long transmission delay. The integration of NTN into terrestrial cellular networks is another important enabler in achieving truly global coverage, since it facilitates seamless roaming between cellular and non-terrestrial networks with a single device, and let the satellite industry benefits from the economies of scale of the mobile industry as well. The above mentioned low latency, high capacity and seamless roaming will jointly contribute to a better user experience and low-cost device.  This new context brings unique changelings that were non-existent in traditional satellite communication, calling for a set of enabling technologies, such as powerful RF modules, advanced air interface design unleashing the capacity of multi-layer networks, large-scale dynamic resource management, frequency co-existence between terrestrial and non-terrestrial, routing algorithms for time-varying topology, efficient manufacturing, in-orbit managements, etc. This workshop aims to bring together researchers of relevant fields, to discuss the latest results and progress of NTN from different perspectives (academia, industry, etc.). These discussions will inspire the evolution of NTN toward 6G.

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Wen Tong, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Canada
Halim Yanikomeroglu, Carleton University, Canada
Jun Wang, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China


Paper Submission Deadline: 19 May 2023 Extended date:  31 May 2023
Acceptance Notification: 16 June 2023
Camera-Ready Due: 07 July 2023
Workshop Date: 05 September 2023