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IP Networking over Next-Generation Satellite Systems

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SATSIX: A Network Architecture for Next-Generation DVB-RCS Systems

  • L. FanAffiliated withCentre for Communication Systems Research, University of Surrey
  • , C. BaudoinAffiliated withThales Alenia Space
  • , F. RodriguezAffiliated withTelespazio S.P.A.
  • , A. RamosAffiliated withTelefonica I + D, Spain, Parque Tecnolόgico de Boecillo
  • , J. A. GuerraAffiliated withHispasat S.A.
  • , B. de La CuestaAffiliated withUniversity of Valladolid
  • , G. FairhurstAffiliated withDepartment of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Fraser Noble Building, Kings College
  • , A. SathiaseelanAffiliated withDepartment of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Fraser Noble Building, Kings College
  • , P. BerthouAffiliated withLAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse
    • , T. GayraudAffiliated withCNRS/LAAS, Toulouse University of Science
    • , L. LiangAffiliated withCentre for Communication Systems Research, University of SurreyUniversity of Surrey (CCSR)
    • , A. YunAffiliated withCentre for Communication Systems Research, University of SurreyThales Alenia Space Espana
    • , E. CallejoAffiliated withCentre for Communication Systems Research, University of SurreyThales Alenia Space Espana
    • , I. MelhusAffiliated withCentre for Communication Systems Research, University of SurreySINTEF ICT — Communication Systems
    • , S. IyengarAffiliated withCentre for Communication Systems Research, University of SurreyUniversity of Surrey (CCSR)
    • , H. CruickshankAffiliated withCentre for Communication Systems Research, University of SurreyUniversity of Surrey (CCSR)
    • , Z. SunAffiliated withCentre for Communication Systems Research, University of SurreyUniversity of Surrey (CCSR)

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Broadband satellite will play an important role to provide universal broadband access for the users. In order to lower the cost, the next-generation satellite systems should support IPv6 and seamlessly integrate with terrestrial networks, including wireless local loops. Based on the studies on the requirements and design constraints, in this paper, a novel network architecture has been proposed as a potential solution to the above problems. The proposed network architecture supports both transparent and regenerative topologies and can seamlessly interworking with WLL. It also integrates QoS, multicast, security, and mobility functions to support a range of transport requirements. How to apply this network architecture to support three different scenarios, namely corporate application scenario, residential application scenario and collective access terminal scenario, are also described.