Integration of ATM and Satellite Networks: Traffic Management Issues

Antonio IERA  Antonella MOLINARO  Salvatore MARANO  Domenico MIGNOLO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E83-B   No.2   pp.321-329
Publication Date: 2000/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (IEICE/IEEE Joint Special Issue on Recent Progress in ATM Technologies)
Category: Wireless ATM
ATM-satellite,  connection admission control,  real-time VBR traffic,  

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The design of effective traffic and resource management policies is a key issue in the deployment of ATM-satellite systems. This paper proposes a technique of call admission control and dynamic resource management to support ATM traffic classes in satellite environments. The effectiveness of the strategy is assessed by referring to the EuroSkyWay multimedia satellite platform, based on Ka-band payload and on-board processing. The main advantage is the effective exploitation of the satellite bandwidth by means of the statistical multiplexing of traffic sources and the guarantee of QoS provisioning to both real-time and non real-time, constant and variable bit rate sources.