32nd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference
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Game-Changing Technologies and Services for
Commercial, Civil, and Military/Intelligence Satellite Systems

32nd AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC) will be held in San Diego, California at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, 4-7 August 2014. The ICSSC will be featured at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA SPACE 2014). Also featured are the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, and the AIAA Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange.

The theme of the ICSSC, “Game-Changing Technologies and Services for Commercial, Civil and Military/Intelligence Satellite Systems” emphasizes the common interests in technology and services areas for the Space arena that will serve the needs for next generation communications systems.

Within the commercial Satellite Communications (SATCOM) market, today’s satellites continue to serve us in ways we could not possibly have imagined at the time they were designed. Likewise, civil and military/Intelligence satellite systems routinely outlive their design lives and force government agencies to innovatively apply aging technology to emerging mission challenges. The next generation SATCOM systems will likely face the same daunting tasks but in an increasingly dynamic geo- political and commercial market place. Flexible technologies that can rapidly be re-applied and morphed to meet new requirements will be critical to future needs and successful ventures.

The ICSSC will seek those emerging technologies that can retain flexibility as terrestrial and extraterrestrial communications needs change and grow for future applications. This conference will explore these challenges, propose and discuss solutions, and provide a forum for the exploration of the economic, marketing, technical and regulatory issues affecting these new and planned services.

Events of the Conference to support the above goals are:

  • The ICSSC Colloquium on “Next Generation Broadband SATCOM" (4 August 2014)
  • A stimulating Plenary Opening Session with leaders from the communications and navigation satellite systems fields


  • Advanced communication techniques
  • Advances in spacecraft subsystems and technologies
  • Antenna technologies
  • Communications and network protocols and interoperability
  • Communications for unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Communications Network Management
  • Earth terminal systems
  • Integrated services for disaster relief
  • Integrated services for remote medicine and remote access to medical records
  • Integration of air and space – Challenges and opportunities
  • Interactivity via satellite
  • Launch vehicles
  • Maritime surveillance
  • Mobile broadband communications – Land, sea and air
  • Military applications and architectures
  • Novel Satellite Enabled Services
  • Rapid response payloads
  • Regulatory and spectrum sharing issues
  • Space communications for exploration missions

Important Dates

Abstracts Due: 21 January 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 26 March 2014
Final Drafts Due: 14 July 2014

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