Throughput Enhancement for SATCOM Systems Using Dynamic Spectrum Controlled Channel Allocation under Variable Propagation Conditions

Katsuya NAKAHIRA  Jun MASHINO  Jun-ichi ABE  Daisuke MURAYAMA  Tadao NAKAGAWA  Takatoshi SUGIYAMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B    No.2    pp.390-399
Publication Date: 2017/02/01
Publicized: 2016/08/31
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016EBP3096
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Satellite Communications
satellite communication,  channel allocation,  resource control,  adaptive coding and modulation,  spectrum compression,  spectrum division,  demand assigned multiple access,  

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This paper proposes a dynamic spectrum controlled (DSTC) channel allocation algorithm to increase the total throughput of satellite communication (SATCOM) systems. To effectively use satellite resources such as the satellite's maximum transponder bandwidth and maximum transmission power and to handle the propagation gain variation at all earth stations, the DSTC algorithm uses two new transmission techniques: spectrum compression and spectrum division. The algorithm controls various transmission parameters, such as the spectrum compression ratio, number of spectrum divisions, combination of modulation method and FEC coding rate (MODCOD), transmission power, and spectrum bandwidth to ensure a constant transmission bit rate under variable propagation conditions. Simulation results show that the DSTC algorithm achieves up to 1.6 times higher throughput than a simple MODCOD-based algorithm.