Broadband satellite communication networks, operating at Ka band and above, play a vital role in today’s worldwide telecommunication infrastructure. The problem, however, is that rain can be the most dominant impairment factor for radio propagation above 10 GHz. This paper studies bandwidth and time slot allocation problem for rain faded DVB-RCS satellite networks. We investigate how using finer rain granularity can improve bandwidth utilization in DVB-RCS return links. The paper presents a mathematical model to calculate the bandwidth on demand. We formulate the radio resource allocation as an optimization problem and propose a novel algorithm for dynamic carrier bandwidth and time slots allocation, which works with constant bit rate type of traffic. We provide theoretical analysis for the time slot allocation problem and show that the proposed algorithm achieves optimal results. The algorithm is evaluated using a MATLAB simulation with historical rain data for the UK.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking|
|Early online date||25 Aug 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2015|
- Fade mitigation
- Radio resource allocation