A New MAC Protocol Based on Multimedia Traffic Prediction in Satellite Systems

  • P. Koutsakis
  • A. Lazaris
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4003)


The provision of acceptable Quality-of-Service (QoS) for integrated multimedia traffic over a geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO) satellite network demands the existence of a well-designed Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol. This paper proposes a new dynamic satellite bandwidth allocation technique which is based on accurate videoconference traffic prediction. Our work is combined with another work on data traffic modeling and prediction and is shown to provide very good throughput and delay results.


Medium Access Control Video Traffic Satellite Network Markov Modulate Poisson Process Traffic Prediction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Koutsakis
    • 1
  • A. Lazaris
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Information & Computer Networks LaboratoryTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece

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