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Satellite Systems Engineering in an IPv6 Environment

Satellite Systems Engineering in an IPv6 Environment by Daniel Minoli
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Introduction to Satellite Communications

Satellite Orbits

Satellite Transmission Bands

Satellite Signal Regeneration

Satellite Transmission Chain

Satellite Services

Satellite Applications With IPv6 Implications

Non-Geostationary Satellites

Glossary of Key Satellite Concepts and Terms

Electromagnetic Propagation and Reception

Basic RF terms and concepts

Basic Transmission Theory Concepts

Appendix 2.A: Maxwell Equations

Antenna Engineering Basics

Antenna Operation

Antenna Gain

Half Power Beamwidth

Equivalent isotropic radiated power (EIRP)

Antenna gain-to-noise-temperature (G/T)

Antenna Taper

Antenna Patterns

Coverage Area of Satellite-based Antenna

Satellite-Based Antennas And Shaped Beams

Appendix 3.A: Amplifier Preemphasis

Appendix 3.B: FCC Rules on EIRP Density

Modulation and Multiplexing Techniques


Multiple Access Schemes

Error Correction Techniques

FEC Basics

Specific Satellite Applications (DVB-S2)

Link Budget Analysis


Parameters Required to Analyze Link

Basic Link Analysis Approach

Auxiliary Equations

Performance Calculations

IPv6 Overview

Opportunities Offered by IPv6

Introductory Overview of IPv6

Migration and Coexistence

IPv6 Addressing Mechanisms

Address Types

Addresses for Hosts and Routers

IPv6 Infrastructure

Routing and Route Management

Configuration Methods

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6

IPv6 and Related Protocols (Details)

IPv6 Header Format

IPv6 Extension Headers

Packet Size Issues

Flow Labels

Traffic Classes

Upper-Layer Protocol Issues

Semantics and Usage of the Flow Label Field

Formatting Guidelines for Options

Introduction to Addressing

IPv6 Addressing

IANA Considerations

Creating Modified EUI-64 format Interface Identifiers

64-Bit Global Identifier (EUI-64) Registration Authority

More on Transition Approaches and Mechanisms


Carrying IPv4, IPv6 and TCP over Satellite Links

IP Networking

Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Systems

Issues related to TCP support

TCP Performance-Affecting Mechanisms

Satellite Communication in IPv6 Environments

Motivations for IPv6 Support

Initiatives for IPv6 Support

Actual IPv6 Satellite Demos and Services

Appendix A: Results from the European Space Agency (ESA) Project "Preparation for IPv6 in Satellite Communications"


CRC Press; February 2009
358 pages; ISBN 9781420078695
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