Original Paper

CEAS Space Journal

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 75-83

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An experimental demonstration of Network Coding for satellite networks

  • Hermann BischlAffiliated withDLR, Institute of Communications and Navigation Email author 
  • , Hartmut BrandtAffiliated withDLR, Institute of Communications and Navigation
  • , Francesco RossettoAffiliated withDLR, Institute of Communications and Navigation

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While Network Coding has been extensively studied from a theoretical point of view, the number of practical implementations is still very limited. We have performed an actual demonstration of this technique in a real satellite network, where Network Coding was applied on the streams of a videoconference between two terminals. The design challenges are analyzed along with the main ideas that enabled the proposed protocol to achieve more than 90% of the theoretical gains.


Satellite communication Network Coding Communication protocols