End-to-End single band connectivity with CU/DU split with OBP satellite
This scenario is similar to Demonstration 1, but exploiting on-board processing capabilities.
In this demonstration, the concept of CU/DU splitting, with part of the signal processing performed in ground and the rest on board on the satellite, is showcased. This demonstration is a mid-step between the phase 1a and 2, which culminates the progresses made in the next generation satellites tasks. This scenario presents two major challenges: find the optimal splitting between CU and DU amongst all possibilities and the implementation of part of the signal processing blocks from the ground to the space, which is addressed with hardware and software programming rather than a fully software defined radio approach.