A Satellite Communication System for Interactive Multimedia Networks

Masayoshi NAKAYAMA  Manabu NAKAGAWA  Youichi HASHIMOTO  Kazunori TANAKA  Hiroshi NAKASHIMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E80-B   No.1   pp.103-108
Publication Date: 1997/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Advances in Satellite Communications toward Multimedia Era)
Category: System and Technology
multimedia,  satellite communications,  TCP/IP,  ATM,  computer communications,  

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Recently, computer communications, especially Internet services, have become popular and as a result, high-speed network access circuits are now desired. NTT has developed an economical and high-speed multimedia computer network, combining satellite and terrestrial circuits. The satellite circuit transmission rate is approximately 30-Mbit/s. To select IP packets from such high-speed satellite circuits, this system employs the asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) in the satellite section and we have developed a new economical satellite circuit receive adapter (SRA) for the satellite section. This paper describes the system configurations and the key network control technologies for multi-link routing, high speed processing and broadcasting.