In the satellite communications component of the future Internet, peer-to-peer mesh connectivity of satellite terminals is an impellent necessity. In particular, delay sensitive applications such as real-time multimedia, collaborative conferencing and cellular backhauling are appealing use-cases for adopting mesh network topologies. Moreover, the use of a single satellite hop for directly connecting remote terminals (as opposed to a double-hop connection required in star topologies) reduces the satellite traffic load and leads to savings in operational costs of the satellite network. In this paper, we propose a multi-beam satellite mesh network based on a semi-transparent or fully regenerative satellite with different on board switching capabilities. In particular, four network solutions have been assessed in terms of flexibility, complexity and capacity, trading-off between network performance and implementation cost.

A Mesh Network over a Semi-Transparent Satellite

SUFFRITTI, ROSALBA;CANDREVA, ENZO ALBERTO;LOMBARDO, FRANCESCO;ROSATI, STEFANO;VANELLI CORALLI, ALESSANDRO;CORAZZA, GIOVANNI EMANUELE;
2011

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In the satellite communications component of the future Internet, peer-to-peer mesh connectivity of satellite terminals is an impellent necessity. In particular, delay sensitive applications such as real-time multimedia, collaborative conferencing and cellular backhauling are appealing use-cases for adopting mesh network topologies. Moreover, the use of a single satellite hop for directly connecting remote terminals (as opposed to a double-hop connection required in star topologies) reduces the satellite traffic load and leads to savings in operational costs of the satellite network. In this paper, we propose a multi-beam satellite mesh network based on a semi-transparent or fully regenerative satellite with different on board switching capabilities. In particular, four network solutions have been assessed in terms of flexibility, complexity and capacity, trading-off between network performance and implementation cost.
Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011)
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R. Suffritti ; E.A. Candreva ; F. Lombardo ; S. Rosati ; A. Vanelli-Coralli ; G.E. Corazza ; G. Gallinaro
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