Technical Meeting


Lecture Meeting: Achieving High-Speed Aerial Backbone Transmission for Air-Space-Ground Integrated Information Networks

  Date and Time




  • Kita 14 Nishi 9
  • Kita-ward
  • Sapporo, Hokkaido
  • Japan 060-0814
  • Building: Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
  • Room Number: 11-17
  • Co-sponsored by IEICE Hokkaido Section


Xiaojing Huang, Dr., Professor of School of Computing and Communications, University of Technology Sydney


Achieving High-Speed Aerial Backbone Transmission for Air-Space-Ground Integrated Information Networks

Air-space-ground integrated communication and networking is one of the most important targets of global research and development efforts. High-speed aerial backbones are the key components of such space information networks since they interconnect the spaceborne, airborne and ground based transmission platforms to form a seamless communications system. Currently, there have been some significant advances in spaceborne based communications networks. As the 5G mobile system emerges, ground based networks are also becoming more and more mature. However, there are still significant challenges in achieving high-speed aerial backbone links for the airborne based communications networks. This presentation gives a brief overview of current state-of-the-art in airborne based backbone technologies, and discusses how to realize high-speed transmission for air-to-air links and air-to-ground links from a high-altitude aerial platform using millimetre wave, multiple input multiple output, and full-duplex technologies. Research directions for achieving low cost and high flexibility aerial backbones using unmanned aerial vehicles are also suggested.


Xiaojing Huang received the B.Eng., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 1983, 1986, and 1989, respectively. He is currently a Professor of information and communications technology with the School of Computing and Communications and the Program Leader of Mobile Sensing and Communications with the Global Big Data Technologies Center, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia.

He was a Principal Research Engineer with the Motorola Australian Research Center from 1998 to 2003, and an Associate Professor with the University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, from 2004 to 2008. He has been a Principal Research Scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Sydney, Australia, and the Project Leader of the CSIRO Microwave and mmWave Backhaul projects since 2009. He was a recipient of the CSIRO Chairman's Medal and the Australian Engineering Innovation Award in 2012 for exceptional research achievements in multigigabit wireless communications. With over 28 years of combined industrial, academic, and scientific research experience, he has authored over 250 book chapters, refereed journal and conference papers, major commercial research reports, and has filed 29 patents.

Professor Xiaojing Huang has served as Technical Program Committee Chairs and/or Co-Chairs for a number of international conferences such as ISCIT (2007,2010, 2012-2014, and 2016), ICUWB2013, WPMC2014, and VTC2017-Spring.