Venue: Kings Manor, York, UK

Thursday 26th October 2006

08.45 – 10.00 3rd formal COST297 Management Committee meeting Part I.
Reserved to Management Committee Members (or substitutes) of COST297 only.
For details see

10.15 – 12.30 Plenary Workshop Session   (open to all)

13.45 – 17.15 Parallel Workshop Sessions:-


(Radio Communications)
Chair David Grace

Improving network mobility in HAP networks - Andrej Vilhar, Roman Novak, Jozef Stefan Institute   [downlHWS-TP-WG1-1.pdfoad paper]

The Effect of High Altitude Platform Network Earth-to-Stratosphere Aggregate Interference to GEO Satellite Receivers - Vasilis F. Milas, Philip Constantinou MRL, National Technical University of Athens

Interference analysis between HAPS and satellite in the band 47/48 GHz - Bon-Jun Ku, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea   [download paper]

A spectrum etiquette for future mixed HAP-terrestrial cognitive radio systems with minimum transmit power guarantees - Pairoj Likitthanasate, David Grace, Paul Mitchell, University of York   [download paper]

Optimizing Downlink Coexistence Performance of WiMax Services in HAP and Terrestrial Deployments - Zhe Yang1, Abbas Mohammed1, David Grace2 and Tommy Hult1, 1Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2University of York   [download paper]

Capacity enhancement through efficient constellation planning for Multiple HAPs - Guanhua Chen, David Grace, Tim Tozer, University of York   [download paper]

Dynamic Spectrum Charging Mechanism for a Multiple High Altitude Platform System - Yiming Liu, David Grace, Paul Mitchell, University of York   [download paper]

Multi-HAP DeploymentHWS-TP-WG1-2.pdffor UMTS - Panu Lähdekorpi, Tero Isotalo, Jukka Lempiäinen, Tampere University of Technology   [downloaHWS-TP-WG1-2.pdfd paper]

The Optimization of Antenna Power Roll-off for High Altitude Platform WCDMA SyHWS-TP-WG1-2.pdfstems - Jaroslav Holis1, David Grace2, Pavel Pechac1, 1Czech Technical University, 2University of York   [download paper]

Discussion on future spectrum bands for HAPs research


(Optical Communications)
Chair Markus Knapek

WiMAX from HiHWS-TP-WG2-1.pdfgh Altitude Platform Feed by Satellite – Outage Probability - Shlomi Arnon, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Launch of Pico-Satellite with Laser Link - Shlomi Arnon, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Presentation not available as it contains proprietary information

Optical Downlink from the Japanese LEO Satellite to the DLR Optical Ground Station – First Results - Markus Knapek, DLR, Germany

Optical HAP-to-Satellite Communication at the Wavelength of 1,5µm - Franz Fidler, Walter R. Leeb Vienna University of Technology
Presentation only available to members of HAPCOS, see

Optical Inter-platform Scenarios at 500km distance - Hlias Kathmertzoglou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Way Forward for WG2:-
  • Webpages
  • Future activity planning
  • Future STSMs


(HAPs and other Applications)
Chair Patrick Hendrick

Comparison of Propulsion Options for a HALE airship - Patrick Hendrick & Laurence Halet, University of Brussels

A Review of the Use of Textiles for Airships - J F Rives, Stratotex

Design aspects for a stratospheric airship - K Alavi, StratXX-AG

Possible use of HAPs for pollution monitoring and other EO and space science applications - R.Siddans et al, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Way Forward for WG3:-
  • Future developments and projects
  • Future STSMs

17.15 Close

Evening: Dinner at St. William’s College - more details


Friday 27th October 2006

09.15 – 12.45 Workshop Session


(Radio Communications)
Chair David Grace

Beampattern optimization for cellular communications from High Altitude Platforms - Zhengyi Xu, Yuriy Zakharov, George White, University of York   [download paper]

Multiple HAP and Polarization Diversity for Enhanced Data Rate Communications - Abbas Mohammed, Tommy Hult, Blekinge Institute of Technology   [download paper]

Turbo-Coded Polarization Multiplexing for High-Altitude Platform Communications - Yu Deng and Alister Burr, University of York   [download paper]

Implementation and performance evaluation of HAP based ACM procedure using Reed-Solomon decoder assisted switching - Miha Smolnikar, Tomaz Javornik, Mihael Mohorcic, Jozef Stefan Institute   [download paper]

HAP-based broadband communications under WiMAX standards – A first approach to physical layer performance assessment - I.Palma, J.A.Delgado-Penin1, F.P.Fontan2, 1Universitat Politecnica de Catalyuna, 2University of Vigo   [download paper]

Measurement Trial in 3G and Millimetre Frequency Bands using Low Altitude Airship - Jaroslav Holis1, Pavel Pechac1, P. Valtr, and Vaclav Kvicera2, 1Czech Technical University, 2Testcom   [download paper]

Discussion on future trials

Wave Propagation Simulations at 48 GHz for HAPs Using Rainfall Radar Data - S. Zvanovec, Pavel Pechac, Czech Technical University   [download paper]

A competitive analysis on the portable internet services in Korea: HAPS vs. terrestrial networks - Jaekyoung Ahn, SNUT, Korea   [download paper]

Analysis and performance evaluation of integrated HAP/Satellite architectures - Michele Luglio, F. Mazzenga, C. Roseti, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’   [download paper]

Future Short Term Scientific Mission Proposals

13.50 – 15.30 Plenary Workshop Session

15.45 – 16.30 3rd formal COST297 Management Committee meeting Part II.
Reserved to Management Committee Members (or substitutes) of COST297 only.
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