SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Volume 59, Issue 9: 092201(2016) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-015-5364-0

Virtual Strategy QoS routing in satellite networks

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  • ReceivedDec 23, 2015
  • AcceptedMar 3, 2016
  • PublishedAug 23, 2016


Satellite network users want to unify different satellites to enhance the quality-of-service (QoS) stability of the satellite networks and select feasible paths through different networks to feed different applications. Unfortunately, the state of affairs is that different applications need to use several different application programming interfaces and to design different protocols on how and when to use a specific network. This is troublesome and error-prone as the application programming interfaces vary a lot. In this paper, we design a Virtual Strategy in satellite network based on which a QoS routing service scheme is then proposed. We analyze why applications should use and benefit from Virtual Strategy. This Virtual Strategy is a middleware solution that enables seamless usage of services from different satellite network parts. And then, the supporting QoS routing solution enables the committed QoS services over Virtual Strategy. Finally, we provide a comparison between the previous satellite networks and our work. The simulation results show that our Virtual Strategy QoS routing scheme demonstrates dominated performances under complex architecture.

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National Natural Science Foundation of China(61373144)



This paper was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61373144).


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