Integration of fade mitigation within centrally managed MF-TDMA/DVB-RCS networks

Boris Gremont, Eleni Noussi, Misha Filip

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    This paper addresses the integration of a Fade Mitigation Technique (FMT) within a centrally managed MF-TDMA satellite network in the context of guaranteed QoS delivery. Burst Length Control (BLC) is introduced as a suitable FMT and the methodology of its design and implementation within the existing DVB-RCS standard is described and simulated. The proposed technique provides compensation for rain attenuation at the expense of capacity utilisation. Within any fixed partition of the MF-TDMA space, by considering the space-time properties of rain attenuation, suitable geographical multiplexing of rain-attenuated and non-attenuated links allows the optimisation of the channel capacity utilisation while still exploiting the statistical multiplexing of the sources on the return channels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13-29
    Number of pages17
    JournalSpace Communications
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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