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Satellite Networking: Principles and Protocols, 2nd Edition

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This book provides up to date coverage of the basics of ATM and internet protocols, and characteristics of satellite networks and internetworking between satellite and terrestrial networks

Satellite Networking: Principles and Protocols, Second Edition provides up to date information of the original topics in satellite networking and protocols focusing on Internet Protocols (IP) over satellites, broadband over satellites, next generation IP (IPv6) over satellites, new generation of DVB-S/S2 and DVB-RCS next generations and new services and applications. It also includes some analytical techniques for evaluation of end to end IP performance and QoS over satellite, reflecting the recent convergence of telecommunication, Internet, broadcasting and mobile networks.

Topics new to this edition: Internetworking with MANET, DVB-S/S2 and DVB-RCS/RCS2 (including TCP/IP over DVB-S/RCS), recent developments in broadband satellite systems, convergence of services and network technologies (including Internet, telecom, mobile, TV, etc.), radio resource management, PEP, I-PEP, SCPS, traffic modelling and engineering with analysis and examples, and future developments of satellite networking.

  • Provides up to date coverage of the basics of ATM and internet protocols, and characteristics of satellite networks and internetworking between satellite and terrestrial networks (e.g. mobile ad hoc networks), including coverage of new services and applications (e.g. Internet, telecom, mobile and TV)

  • Discusses the real-time protocols including RTP, RTCP and SIP for real-time applications such as VoIP and MMC, and explains TCP/IP over satellite and evolution of IPv6 over satellite and beyond

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. List of Figures
    6. List of Tables
    7. About the Author
    8. Preface
    9. Acknowledgements
    10. Chapter 1: Introduction
      1. 1.1 Applications and Services of Satellite Networks
      2. 1.2 ITU-R Definitions of Satellite Services
      3. 1.3 ITU-T Definitions of Network Services
      4. 1.4 Internet Services and Applications
      5. 1.5 Circuit-switching Network
      6. 1.6 Packet-switching Networks
      7. 1.7 OSI/ISO Reference Model
      8. 1.8 The ATM Protocol Reference Model
      9. 1.9 Internet Protocols Reference Model
      10. 1.10 Satellite Network
      11. 1.11 Characteristics of Satellite Networks
      12. 1.12 Channel Capacity of Digital Transmissions
      13. 1.13 Internetworking with Terrestrial Networks
      14. 1.14 Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
      15. 1.15 DVB-S Satellite Delivery
      16. 1.16 DVB Satellite—Second Generation (DVB-S2)
      17. 1.17 DVB Satellite Services to Handheld Devices (DVB-SH)
      18. 1.18 Historical Development of Computer and Data Networks
      19. 1.19 Historical Development of Satellite Communications
      20. 1.20 Convergence of Network Technologies and Protocols
      21. Further Readings
      22. Exercises
    11. Chapter 2: Satellite Orbits and Networking Concepts
      1. 2.1 Laws of Physics
      2. 2.2 Satellite Orbit Parameters
      3. 2.3 Useful Orbits
      4. 2.4 Satellite Link Characteristics and Modulations for Transmissions
      5. 2.5 Forward Error Correction (FEC)
      6. 2.6 Multiple Access Techniques
      7. 2.7 Bandwidth Allocation
      8. 2.8 Satellite Networking Issues
      9. Further Readings
      10. Exercises
    12. Chapter 3: B-ISDN ATM and Internet Protocols
      1. 3.1 ATM Protocol and Fundamental Concepts
      2. 3.2 ATM Layer
      3. 3.3 ATM Adaptation Layer (AAL)
      4. 3.4 The Physical Layer
      5. 3.5 ATM Interfaces and ATM Networking
      6. 3.6 Network Traffic, QoS and Performance Issues
      7. 3.7 Network Resource Management
      8. 3.8 Internet Protocols
      9. 3.9 Internet Routing Protocols
      10. 3.10 Transport Layer Protocols: TCP and UDP
      11. 3.11 IP and ATM Internetworking
      12. Further Readings
      13. Exercises
    13. Chapter 4: Satellite Internetworking with Terrestrial Networks
      1. 4.1 Networking Concepts
      2. 4.2 Networking Terminology
      3. 4.3 Network Elements and Connections
      4. 4.4 Network Traffic and Signalling
      5. 4.5 Access and Transit Transmission Networks
      6. 4.6 Digital Telephony Networks
      7. 4.7 Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
      8. 4.8 Hypothetical References for Satellite Networks
      9. 4.9 Satellites and MANET
      10. 4.10 Interworking with Heterogeneous Networks
      11. Further Readings
      12. Exercises
    14. Chapter 5: B-ISDN ATM over Satellite Networks
      1. 5.1 Background
      2. 5.2 Design Issues of Satellite B-ISDN ATM Systems
      3. 5.3 The GEO Satellite B-ISDN ATM Networking Architecture
      4. 5.4 Advanced Satellite B-ISDN ATM Networks
      5. 5.5 B-ISDN ATM Performance
      6. 5.6 Evolution of Broadband Satellite Systems
      7. Further Readings
      8. Exercises
    15. Chapter 6: Internet Protocol (IP) over Satellite Networks
      1. 6.1 Different Viewpoints of Satellite Networking
      2. 6.2 IP Packet Encapsulation
      3. 6.3 Satellite IP Networking
      4. 6.4 IP Multicast Over Satellite
      5. 6.5 Basic Network Security Mechanisms
      6. 6.6 Satellite Networking Security
      7. 6.7 Internet Quality of Service (IP QoS)
      8. 6.8 Integrated Services (Intserv) Architectures for QoS
      9. 6.9 Differentiated Services (Diffserv) for QoS
      10. 6.10 DVB Over Satellite
      11. 6.11 DVB-S and DVB-RCS Network Architecture
      12. 6.12 Network Protocol Stack Architecture
      13. 6.13 The Physical Layer (PHY)
      14. 6.14 Satellite MAC (SMAC) Layer
      15. 6.15 Multi Protocol Encapsulation (MPE)
      16. 6.16 Satellite Link Control Layer
      17. 6.17 Quality of Service (QoS)
      18. 6.18 Network Layer
      19. Further Readings
      20. Exercises
    16. Chapter 7: Impact of Satellite Networks on Transport Layer Protocols
      1. 7.1 Introduction
      2. 7.2 TCP Performance Analysis
      3. 7.3 Slow-start Enhancement for Satellite Networks
      4. 7.4 Loss Recovery Enhancement
      5. 7.5 Enhancements for Satellite Networks Using Interruptive Mechanisms
      6. 7.6 Impacts on Applications
      7. 7.7 Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP)
      8. 7.8 Voice over IP
      9. Further Readings
      10. Exercises
    17. Chapter 8: Next Generation Internet (NGI) over Satellite
      1. 8.1 Introduction
      2. 8.2 New Services and Applications
      3. 8.3 Traffic Modelling and Characterisation
      4. 8.4 The Nature of Internet Traffic
      5. 8.5 Traffic Engineering
      6. 8.6 Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
      7. 8.7 Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
      8. Further Readings
      9. Exercises
    18. Index
    19. End User License Agreement