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Communications via satellite introduces a number of new technical problems for mobile networks and applications. Satellite links have fundamentally different properties from terrestrial wired or wireless networks. Some of the properties include larger latency, bursty error characteristics, asymmetric capability, and unconventional network architecture. These differences have far-reaching effects on many satellite communication issues. Internetworking and Computing over Satellite Networks's emphasis is on data networking, internetworking and distributed computing issues. The material surveys recent work in the area of satellite networks, introduces certain state-of-the-art technologies, and presents recent research results in these areas. A variety of issues involving applications, network architecture, medium access controls, multicast routing, asymmetric routing, transport protocols, TCP performance enhancement techniques, data broadcast, and information disseminations, are addressed. This is one of the first books to be focused on the internetworking and computing aspect of satellite networks. Internetworking and Computing over Satellite Networks will be enormously useful to students, engineers, and researchers in satellite-related data communication networks. It will also serve as a strong reference work for graduate students in advanced computer networks and distributed systems study.
List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Contributing Authors.
1: The Role of Satellite Networks in the 21st Century; Son K. Dao. 1. Introduction. 2. Internet over Satellite Architecture. 3. Common Applications. 4. Visions for the Future. 5. Challenges.
2: Satellite Constellation Networks; L. Wood. 1. Introduction. 2. Benefits of Going to LEO. 3. Describing the Symptoms. 4. Geometry, Topology and Delay. 5. Delay. 6. Handover. 7. Networking Design. 8. Simulators. 9. Summary.
3: Medium Access Control Prools for Satellite Communications; S.V. Krishnamurthy, et al. 1. Introduction. 2. Polling Based Access Prools. 3. Fixed Assignment Multiple Access (FAMA) Prools. 4. Random Access Prools. 5. Demand Assignment Multiple Access (DAMA) Prools. 6. Hybrid Prools.
4: Direct Broadcast Satellites and Asymmetric Routing; Yongguang Zhang. 1. Introduction. 2. Problems with Dynamic, Asymmetric Routing. 3. Tunneling: A Practical Solution. 4. Demonstration of Tunneling Approach. 5. RFC 3077: The IETF Standard. 6. Limitations and Long-Term Solutions.
5: Using Satellite Links in the Delivery of Terrestrial Multicast Trasffic; K.C. Almeroth. 1. Introduction. 2. Overview of Multicast Deployment. 3. Satellite Delivery of Multicast. 4. Integrating Satellite and Terrestrial Networks. 5. Using Satellite Paths for Multicast Sessions. 6. When to Use Satellites?
6: TCP Performance over Satellite Channels; T.R. Henderson. 1. Introduction. 2. Overview of Multicast Deployment. 3. Satellite Delivery of Multicast. 4. Integrating Satellite and Terrestial Networks. 5. Using Satellite Paths for Multicast Sessions. 6. When to Use Satellites.
7: TCP Performance Enhancement Proxy; Yongguang Zhang. 1. Introduction. 2. The Motivation. 3. The Practical Solution. 4. The Big Argument. 5. The Show Stopper. 6. Conclusion.
8: Performance Evaluation of TCP Splitting over Satellite; Mingyan Liu. 1. Introduction. 2. Model-based Analysis. 3. Discussion. 4. The Experiment System. 5. Measurement-based Analysis. 6. Implications on System design. 7. Conclusion.
9: Scheduling Data Broadcast; Shu Jiang, N.H. Vaidya. 1.Introduction. 2. The Basic Model. 3. Theoretical Results. 4. On-line Scheduling Algorithm. 5. Performance Evaluation. 6. Conclusions.
10: Information Dissemination Applications; E.C. Shek, et al. 1.Introduction. 2. IIDS Architecture. 3. Mobile User Profiling. 4. Dynamic User Profile Clustering and Aggregation. 5. Data Dissemination Techniques. 6. Implementation and Demonstration. 7. Conclusions.
Posted September 8, 2006