• Volodymyr Kharchenko National Aviation University; Ningbo University of Technology, China
  • Andrii Grekhov National Aviation University
  • Ismail Ali National Aviation University



adaptive modulation, aircraft antenna diameter, convolutional coding, frequency offset, free space path loss, OFDM, satellite communication, satellite amplifier linear gain, satellite transponder, signal to noise ratio


For estimation of satellite OFDM communication channel parameters the original model of a channel "Aircraft-Satellite-Ground Station" with adaptive modulation was built using MATLAB Sіmulіnk software. Model consists of a source of information, an aircraft transmitter, an uplink/downlink path, a satellite transponder, and a ground station receiver. The dependencies of a signal to noise ratio on free space path loss for different types of modulation (BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM), noise temperatures, number of OFDM symbols, frequency offsets, satellite amplifier linear gain, and aircraft antenna diameter were received and analyzed. A method for parameters estimation of satellite OFDM communication channel was developed.

Author Biographies

Volodymyr Kharchenko, National Aviation University; Ningbo University of Technology, China

Kharchenko Volodymyr (1943). Doctor of Engineering. Professor.
Holder of a State Award in Science and Engineering of Ukraine.
Winner of a State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Engineering.
Vice-Rector for Scientific-Research Work at the National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Head of the Department of Air Navigation Systems, National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Education: Kyiv Civil Aviation Engineers Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine (1967).
Research area: management of complex socio-technical systems, air navigation systems and automatic decision-making
systems aimed at avoidance conflict situations, space information technology design, air navigation services in Ukraine
provided by СNS/АТМ systems.

Andrii Grekhov, National Aviation University

Grekhov Andrii (1951). Doctor of Physics and Mathematics. Professor.
Expert of EUROCONTROL for ADS-B systems.
Department of Air Navigation Systems, National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Education: Physical Department of the Kyiv State Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine (1973), M.Sc. Degree with
Honors confirming qualification of Physicist Theorist.
Research area: satellite communications and information channels, computer modeling of information flows in airborne
collision avoidance systems, ADS-B systems, surveillance processes and modern signal processing, expansion of
terrestrial surveillance systems for ADS-B using satellite system IRIDIUM, noise resistant coding and forward error
correction, aviation security assessment based on simulation.

Ismail Ali, National Aviation University

Ali Ismail (1990). Post-graduate Student.
National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine.


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How to Cite

Kharchenko, V., Grekhov, A., & Ali, I. (2015). METHOD FOR PARAMETERS ESTIMATION OF AVIATION SATELLITE COMMUNICATION CHANNEL. Proceedings of National Aviation University, 64(3), 7–14.




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