An Integrated HAP-Satellite Communications System for DVB-RCS Service Provisioning

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Iera, A.; Molinaro, A.; Pulitan├▓, S. (University 'Mediterranea' of Reggio Calabria, D.I.M.E.T., 89100 Reggio Calabria, Italy)

Multi-layered networks exploiting HAP and Satellite segments are becoming a very attractive solution to deploy global telecommunication infrastructures. In fact, they can help in offering users ubiquitous access to multimedia information in an efficient and cost-effective way. In this paper a multi-layered infrastructure is presented aiming at efficiently allocating bandwidth among different user typologies. Two different scenarios are considered for DVB-RCS service delivery. A one-layer system, with the satellite coverage stratum only, and a two-layer one, with an integrated HAP-Satellite coverage layer. A simulation campaign is conducted in order to assess the performance of both scenarios and to compare their performance. This study is, therefore, intended as a research contribution to the understanding of the actual usefulness of introducing a HAP stratum into terrestrial-satellite hybrid wireless systems.