Satellite technology will maintain its key role in the evolving communications needs of government, military, IPTV, and mobile video industries because of its intrinsic multicast/broadcast capabilities, mobility aspects, global reach, reliability, and ability to quickly support connectivity in open-space or hostile environments. At a different level, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) technology is now being deployed around the world to provide true explicit end-to-end device addressability, as evidenced by onboard IP and IPv6 routers that will enable future satellites to facilitate intelligent traffic distribution. In the final analysis, the integration of satellite communication and IPv6 capabilities promises a powerful networking infrastructure to serve all enterprises.
- Provides a detailed overview of IPv6 and discusses the reliable design of a satellite network in this environment
- Focuses on the key aspects of satellite transmission engineering, including transmission theory, impairments, antenna geometry and size, and reception techniques
- Details the special considerations that must be made to optimize throughput for TCP traffic, as a result of intrinsic latency
- Addresses a wide range of concerns and topics useful to U.S. government agencies, satellite companies, telcos, equipment manufacturers, content providers and aggregators, and venture capitalists, as well as students
- Explores electromagnetic propagation, basic antenna engineering and theory, as well as modulation and multiplexing techniques at the physical, data-link, and packet layers, including corollary small aperture terminal systems
- Discusses Forward Error Correction and critical Link Budget Analysis, as well as TCP/IPv6 issues and considerations related to IPv6 support in satellite environments