Capitalize on Expert Foresight into the Future of Satellite Communication
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.
Tangible Results to Illustrate Evolving IPv6 Applications
Satellite Systems Engineering in an IPv6 Environment will aid U.S. government agencies and other ventures that rely on satellite systems by elucidating the critical interplay and overlaying of IP(v6) routing over a satellite-based transmission channel. This forward-looking and pragmatic review of communications and engineering in emerging IPv6 environments focuses more on functional engineering results and less on derivation of mathematical equations, applying transmission theory to TCP/IP packet applications such as government communications, sensor networks, IPTV distribution, and delivery of TV signals to phones.
A Practical Review of the Bleeding Edge of Technology
As billions of intelligent systems require direct access, IPv6 becomes an institutional imperative. An IPv6 primer, this book considers newly evolving applications, focusing first on traditional issues and then on the new technology. The author's simplified treatment of complex topics enables you to grasp them and extract the details you require to stay competitive and up to date.
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 Modulation Multiple Access Schemes Error Correction Techniques FEC Basics Specific Satellite Applications (DVB-S2) Link Budget Analysis Overview 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 References 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" Index