Ginesi was born in Parma, Italy, in November 1967. He received the Dr. Ing. cum laude) and Ph.D degrees in electronic engineering from University of Pisa, Italy, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. In 1996-1997 he spent one year at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, performing research on digital transmissions for wireless applications. In 1997, he joined Nortel Networks and in 2000 Catena Networks, both in Ottawa, Canada, where he worked on Digital Subscriber Loop (DSL) technologies and contributed to the definition of the second-generation ADSL standards within the ITU-R standardization body.
Since 2002 he joined ESA Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, where he is currently covering the position of the Head of the Telecommunication Systems & Techniques Section of the Technical and Quality Management Directorate and is responsible for the R&D of satellite telecommunication systems. His main research interests lie in the area of advanced digital communication systems and techniques from theory to HW implementation.
Invited Talk: “LEO Megaconstellations for 5G Broadband Direct Access Services”
Abstract: Megaconstellations is the term that is often used to address the large LEO constellation projects that have been proposed since around 2014 starting from the OneWeb initiative. Some of the promised constellations are actually being launched while others did not pass the design phase and more are still being planned. Some of these initiatives promise to increase the user quality of service significantly with respect to what is available from more classical GEO-based internet access services. This could open up to applications a-la 5G which could revolutionise our vision of satellite broadband access.
The presentation will outline the state of the art of the Megaconstellation projects and the possible 5G applications. Also, a look regulatory aspects as well as future system/technology evolution will be provided.