Close this search box.

Vieira F., Shintre S., Barros J.

ASMS/SPSC 2010: 2010 5th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference and the 11th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop

pp 31



The benefits of network coding in terms of throughput, security and robustness are well understood for a large class of networks, such as wireless mesh networks and peer-to-peer systems. We ask if similar performance enhancements can be attained in satellite based communications. Our feasibility study focuses on GEO satellite communication systems including regenerative payloads and multi spot-beam satellites. In addition, we consider LEO satellite constellations with multi-path scenarios. Our analysis reveals that several network coding techniques are worthy of consideration for new generation satellite systems with highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior.