publication . Preprint . 1998

A Survey of Congestion Control Techniques and Data Link Protocols in Satellite Networks

Fahmy, Sonia; Jain, Raj; Lu, Fang; Kalyanaraman, Shivkumar;
Open Access English
  • Published: 23 Sep 1998
Abstract
Satellite communication systems are the means of realizing a global broadband integrated services digital network. Due to the statistical nature of the integrated services traffic, the resulting rate fluctuations and burstiness render congestion control a complicated, yet indispensable function. The long propagation delay of the earth-satellite link further imposes severe demands and constraints on the congestion control schemes, as well as the media access control techniques and retransmission protocols that can be employed in a satellite network. The problems in designing satellite network protocols, as well as some of the solutions proposed to tackle these pr...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputerSystemsOrganization_COMPUTER-COMMUNICATIONNETWORKS
free text keywords: Computer Science - Networking and Internet Architecture, C.2.1
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