Predicting Performance of ROHC over the Ultra Lightweight Encapsulation Protocol

  • Mahesh Sooriyabandara
  • Michael Forrest
  • Gorry Fairhurst
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 169)


This paper investigates the performance of UDP-based protocols operating over a DVB satellite link. The first part of the paper describes the Ultra-Lightweight Encapsulation (ULE), and compares this with the Multi Protocol Encapsulation (MPE), focusing on UDP traffic. The second examines the potential use of IP protocol header compression to improve the transmission efficiency of links. Performance is estimated, and issues identified in supporting Robust Header Compression (ROHC) over ULE links.

Key words

MPEG-2 Transmission IPv6 DVB-S Header Compression Satellite 

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Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahesh Sooriyabandara
    • 1
  • Michael Forrest
    • 1
  • Gorry Fairhurst
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering, Fraser Noble buildingUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK

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