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Service Efficient Network Interconnection via Satellite. EU Cost Action 253

  • ID: 2172785
  • Book
  • Region: Europe
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Where access by terrestrial fibre is not commercially attractive, the use of satellites for the provision of services to remote and less developed regions is recognised as efficient and economical. The EC COST 253 Action was set up to study, define, model and simulate the inter–connection of local area networks through non–geostationary satellites in order to provide globally efficient interactive communication services. Service Efficient Network Interconnection via Satellite provides the results of research activities conducted within the COST 253 framework gathered from European satellite communications experts. Reviews source and traffic models important for the design of network control algorithms

∗ Covers transmission aspects including modulation and coding schemes, Doppler frequency shift correction and interference modelling

∗ Discusses different network issues including routing strategies taking into account traffic characteristics and geographic variation in traffic intensity, reliability issues, multicast over satellite, and recent development in security aspects of mobile networks and their applications in satellite networks

∗ Discusses the technical challenges involved in the implementation of TCP/IP over satellite and the on–going development in mobile IP

∗ Evaluates different simulation tools for the characterisation of satellite networks and presents the simulation results for networking performance

By offering a wealth of material relating to satellite communication systems technologies, Service Efficient Network Interconnection via Satellite will be of tremendous value to researchers, academics and those working within industry.
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A Note from the COST253 Chariman





1. Introduction

Evolution of Satellite Communications

EU Initiatives in Satellite Communications

Operating Frequency

Technical Considerations

Objectives and Activities of COST253

Outline of Contents

2. Appropriate Traffic Generators for the Simulation of Services Supported by Non–GEO Constellation

Source Traffic Parameters and Descriptors

Quality of Service Parameters

ATM Service Categories

Statistical Behaviour of Traffic Sources

Influences of Traffic Characteristics

Source Models

Geographic Traffic Models

3. Transmission Schemes

Modulation Techniques

Coding Techniques


Catching Co–Channel Interference

Chapter Summary and Perspectives

4. Networking

LAN Interconnection

Resource Control

Congestion Control




Security Infrastructure


5. Evaluation Tools

An Overview of Network Simulators

LeoSim: A Simulator for Routing

GaliLEO: A Framework for Joint Expertise

CONSIM(TM) : A Complementary Tool for Reliability


SEESAWS: An Ambitious Concept

6. TCP/IP Over Satellite

Transmission Control Protocol

The Effects of Satellite Networks on TCP Performance

Simulation Analysis

Fixed –

Mobile Convergence

Further Research and Conclusions


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Y. Fun Hu
Gerard Maral
Erina Ferro
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