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To meet the communication requirements in the upcoming century, global personal communication networks (PCNs) have become one of the hottest topics in the field of communications. An important and fundamental question in such plans is which system meets all those requirements. Current cellular systems, although they have good potential for providing voice and data communications in urban areas, would not be a proper choice for a global system. On the other hand, in accordance with the research for satellite communication systems, there has been a widespread desire to set up a single global communication system by satellites, which may be the only solution for the globalization of communications networks.

Although established in 2005, SATLAB is a very experienced research laboratory, bringing together faculty members with high academic skills and years of practice in the fields of satellite networks, wireless and computer communications, network security as well as digital signal, image and video processing. SATLAB's mission is to merge the motivation and experience of its members to create one of the finest satellite network research groups in Europe. Currently, 7 PhD and 10 MS students are associated with SATLAB. Technical reports, academic publications written and detailed satellite network prototypes developed by this laboratory will address the needs of govermental institutions, such as the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), the Turkish Radio Television Corporation (TRT) and the Turkish Satellite Company (TURKSAT), as well as a number of private companies.

The primary goal of SATLAB is to achieve long-lasting integration of the research in satellite communications and to develop a common base of knowledge, thus contributing to the realization of the state-of-the-art satellite research.

SATLAB has been established by funding from the State Planning Organization of Turkey (DPT).

 

Latest News

[October 2016] PhD. student and SATLAB member Kübra Kalkan has successfully defended her thesis and been awarded the PhD degree in Computer Engineering. Her PhD. advisor was Dr. Fatih Alagoz. Her thesis title is "Filtering Based Defense Mechanisms against DDoS Attacks for Core Networks."

[July 2016] SATLAB member Gürkan Gür gave a plenary talk on energy efficiency in cognitive radio networks at the 4th International Workshop on Next Generation Green Wireless Networks (NextGWiN 2016) which took place from 12 to 13 September 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.

[February 2015] SATLAB members Salim Eryigit, Gürkan Gür and SATLAB alumni Suzan Bayhan will give a tutorial titled "Energy efficiency in Cognitive Radio Networks: Challenges, Trade-offs, and Solutions" at the 10th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM'2015), which will take place in Doha, Qatar between April 21-23, 2015.

Suzan Bayhan

Salim Eryigit

Gürkan Gür

[January 2015] PhD. student and SATLAB member Ali Akkaya has successfully defended his thesis and been awarded the PhD degree in Computer Engineering. His PhD. advisor was Dr. Tuna Tugcu. His thesis title is "Analysis of Reception Process for an Absorbing Receiver in Molecular Communication via Diffusion."

[July 2013] PhD. alumni and SATLAB member Dr. Gürkan Gür has been awarded the 2013 Bogazici University BAP PhD. Thesis Award.

Congratulations to Gürkan! His PhD. advisor was Dr. Fatih Alagöz. His thesis title is "Energy Efficiency Analysis and Modeling of Cognitive and Heterogeneous Wireless Networks."

[July 2012] The paper "Cooperative Sensing Analysis under Imperfect Reporting Channel" by SATLAB members Can Altay, Dr. H. Birkan Yilmaz, and Dr. Tugcu has been selected as one of the "Best Papers" at the The Seventeenth IEEE symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC'2012), which took place in Cappadocia, Turkey between July 1-4, 2012.

Congratulations to Can, Dr. Yilmaz, and Dr. Tugcu!

[July 2012] PhD. alumni and SATLAB member Dr. Didem Gözüpek has been awarded the 2012 Bogazici University BAP PhD. Thesis Award.

Congratulations to Didem! Her PhD advisor was Dr. Fatih Alagöz. Her thesis title is "A Scheduling Model for Centralized Cognitive Radio Networks."

[April 2012] SATLAB member and PhD. student Derya Çavdar has been awarded the Google Anita Borg Scholarship in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and North Africa) for the 2011/2012 academic year. The scholarship is awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership. Through the scholarship, Google aims to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders.

Congratulations to Derya!

[April 2012] PhD. student and SATLAB member Suzan Bayhan has successfully defended her thesis and been awarded the PhD degree in Computer Engineering. Her PhD advisor was Dr. Fatih Alagöz. Her thesis title is "Channel Selection and Assignment Schemes for Efficient Spectrum Sharing and Energy Efficiency in Cognitive Radio Networks."

[April 2012] PhD. student and SATLAB member Didem Gözüpek has successfully defended her thesis and been awarded the PhD degree in Computer Engineering. Her PhD advisor was Dr. Fatih Alagöz. Her thesis title is "A Scheduling Model for Centralized Cognitive Radio Networks."


[August 2011]
The poster "Energy Efficiency of Scheduling Schemes in Cognitive Radio Networks" by SATLAB members Suzan Bayhan and Dr. Alagöz has been selected as one of the best posters during the Wireless Information Theory Summer School, which was hosted by Centre for Wireless Communications at University of Oulu, Finland between July 27-29, 2011.

[May 2010] The paper "Analytical Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Cognitive Radio Networks" by SATLAB members Derya Çavdar, H. Birkan Yilmaz, Dr. Tugcu and Dr. Alagöz has been selected as one of the "Best Papers" at the The Sixth Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications (AICT 2010), which took place in Barcelona, Spain between May 9-15, 2010.

Congratulations to Derya, Birkan, Dr. Tugcu, and Dr. Alagöz!

Derya Çavdar

H. Birkan Yilmaz

[Feb. 2010] SATLAB alumni Onur Türkyılmaz has been selected as one of the recipients of 2009 Dr. Akin Cakmakci The Best M.Sc. Thesis Applied in the Industry Award for his M.Sc. thesis (supervised by Dr. Alagöz) by Turkish Technology Development Foundation TTGV. Gürkan Gür and Dr. Tuna Tugcu were also involved with this thesis work.

Congratulations to Onur, Dr. Alagöz, Gürkan and Dr. Tugcu!

Onur Türkyılmaz

[May 2009] Two SATLAB members have made it to the finals of Google Anita Borg Scholarship in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and North Africa) for the 2009/2010 academic year. Suzan Bayhan has been awarded the scholarship while Didem Gözüpek has made it to the select group of finalists. They are going to visit Google's Engineering Centre in Zurich, Switzerland for a networking retreat in June 2009.
The scholarship is awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership. Through the scholarship, Google aims to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders.

Congratulations to Suzan and Didem!

Suzan Bayhan

Didem Gözüpek