Bogazici University

Department of Computer Engineering

 

CMPE 582- Special Topics: Satellite Networks

 

 

 

Catalog Data              Special topics selected to reflect recent technologies and trends in Satellite Networks as dictated by faculty member

expertise and students’ interests. All seven-layer of Satellite Communication Networks will be explored for the MS and PhD students.

 

Instructor                  Fatih Alagoz, Professor. (alagozATbounDOTeduDOTtr)

 

Credit                         3 hours 

 

Prerequisites

by course                  CMPE581 (or  Consent of instructor)

 

Prerequisites

by topics                   Each student should have the background in:

§  Wireless/Mobile Networks

§  Probability theory (Recommended).

 

Textbook                   There is no required textbook for this course. The required materials will be provided during the course.

                                   Supplement articles and class Power Point slides will be provided regularly.

 

References  

·   Handouts

·   S. Kota, Broadband Satellite Commun. for Internet Access,Kluwer,2004

·   http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~jain/refs/sat_book.htm

·   http://www.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/~alagoz/CMPE582.htm

 

Course Objectives and Related Program Educational Objectives (ABET200):        

1.     To be familiar with the satellite networks market and the future needs and challenges.

2.     To apply mathematical models of satellite networks.

3.     To strengthen students’ knowledge in satellite communication systems.

4.     To design satellite communication systems.

5.     To develop students’ paper writing and research skills. 

 

Course Outcomes and Related to Program Outcomes (ABET200):

By the end of the term, you should be able to

  1. Understand the new trends in satellite communications networks.  [J,L].
  2. Understand the characteristics of satellite communication channels. [A].
  3. Apply analytical and empirical models in the design of satellite networks. [A, C, E, K,L].
  4. Understand the traffic and queuing theory. [A].
  5. Design a satellite communication system. [A, C, E, K,L].
  6. Analyze the performance of satellite systems [A, E, L].
  7. Understand the need of coding, diversity, interleaving and link techniques for satellite communications networks. [A, E, L]
  8. Understand the multiple division and modulation techniques for satellite networks. [A, E, L].
  9. Read and understand scientific articles through the term paper assignments. [G,F].
  10. Work out a new design project related to satellite communication systems. [A,C,E,G,F,K,L].

 

Course Topics:

 

PART I SATELLITE NETWORKS

 

T.1. Satellite Networks Overview

        Applications and services

        Satellite Network Principles

        Systems Engineering Approach

        Satellite Systems Examples

 

T.2 Trends analysis and Technical Challenges

        Satellite Systems Engineering Methodology

        End-to-End QoS Model

        MAC Protocols

        Routing

        QoS Technologies e.g. IntServ, DiffServ and MPLS

        TCP Enhancements

        Security

 

T.3 System Performance Models

        QoS architectures for satellite IP network

        DiffServ based QoS simulation model for TCP and UDP over satellite IP network

        Satellite MPLS traffic engineering for TCP and UDP traffic

        Forward and return channel protocols

            - DVB-S

            - DVB-RCS (MF-TDMA, CDMA based)

        Spread of ALOHA protocol for return channel

        Simulation models studying buffer requirements for satellite ATM UBR service

        TCP enhancements analysis using analysis of variation (ANOVA) technique

 

     PART II SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS:

     Issues in Transmission Techniques, Multiple Access Protocols and Performance

    

     T.4. Satellite payload & frequency bands

     T.5. Basic transmission theory

1 Isotropic source

2 Antenna gain

3 EIRP

4 Noise temperature and G/T ratio

5 Down-link requirements

6 Design of satellite links for specified C/N

7 Design of satellite links to achieve a specified performance

8 channel capacity

9 relationship between E b /N o and C/N

     T.6. Modulation, Multiplexing and Encoding techniques for satellite links

1 FDM, TDM, BPSK, QPSK

2 BER

3 FEC

4 Multiple access

5. FDMA

6 TDMA

7 ALOHA, F-TDMA, DA-TDMA

8 CDMA

 

  PART III SATELLITE APPLICATIONS

   

    T.7 Remote Sensing

    T.8 Navigation

 

PART IV. TRENDS IN SATELLITE COMMUNICATION  NETWORKS  

 

   T.9 Standards

1. Interoperability with fast developing technologies achieving global information infrastructure

       Wireless networks – e.g., IEEE 802.16, 802.11a, 802.11b, Bluetooth, ETSI BRAN HIPERLAN.

       Mobile communications – GSM, GPRS, 3G, 4G, and beyond.

       IP networks with differentiation of services providing Quality of Service – DiffServ, MPLS, GMPLS

2      Deregulation of telecommunications

3      Emerging applications with high bandwidth requirements

4      Satellite IP reference architectures

5      MPLS over satellite architectures

6      Performance and availability

7      MAC protocols

8      Quality of Service

9      Classification of applications

10   Application requirements

11   Routing and addressing

12   Multicast and broadcast

13   End-to-end security

14   Transport protocols

15   Performance Enhancing Proxies

16   IPv6 support

 

T.10 Future Research Topics

1    Quality of Service for satellite IP Internet

       New QoS architectures for satellite IP based on DiffServ and MPLS traffic engineering over satellite for non-real-time and multimedia applications over satellite configuration

2      End-to-End QoS model

       Study the impact of QoS parameters at different layer to meet the end-to-end user level performance requirements

3      Bandwidth allocation for return channel

a.     New bandwidth allocation algorithms based on differentiated services for various high bandwidth applications

b.     Interaction of Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) with transport layer protocols

c.     Interaction of BoD with network congestion

d.     Bandwidth allocation and fading

e.     CDMA based return channel access protocol for mobile IP over satellite applications

4      Transport protocols for satellite IP networks

a.     End-to-end IP security issue

b.     TCP enhancements for real-time applications

c.     Possibility of an efficient new transport protocol

5      Standardization

a.     QoS for IP over satellite

b.     MAC protocols

c.     Coordination among ITU-T, ITU-R, IETF, and ETSI/DVB-RCS

d.     Extension of the standards research to onboard processing and switching systems

 

 

Grading policy:        

 

Class activities                                                  5%

HWs and Pop quizzes                                      10%

Midterm 1                                                        25%    

            Midterm 2                                                        25%    

Final                                                                35%    

                                   

Class/Laboratory Schedule:       

Three 50-minute lecture/discussion sessions per week.

 

 Contribution of Course to Meeting the Professional Component:

  Mathematics and Basic Science:      30 %   

  New Trends in Engineering topics:    70 %

 

Prepared by:           Fatih Alagoz