Personal Satellite Services. Third International ICST Conference, PSATS 2011, Malaga, Spain, February 17-18, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

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Common RRM in Satellite-Terrestrial Based Aeronautical Communication Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-23825-3_29,
        author={Muhammad Ali and Kai Xu and Prashant Pillai and Yim Hu},
        title={Common RRM in Satellite-Terrestrial Based Aeronautical Communication Networks},
        proceedings={Personal Satellite Services. Third International ICST Conference, PSATS 2011, Malaga, Spain, February 17-18, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={PSATS},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Aeronautical networking BSM MIH CRRM/JRRM Handover AeroMACS DVB-S2},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-23825-3_29}
    }
    
  • Muhammad Ali
    Kai Xu
    Prashant Pillai
    Yim Hu
    Year: 2012
    Common RRM in Satellite-Terrestrial Based Aeronautical Communication Networks
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23825-3_29
Muhammad Ali1,*, Kai Xu1,*, Prashant Pillai1,*, Yim Hu1,*
  • 1: University of Bradford
*Contact email: m.ali28@bradford.ac.uk, k.j.xu@bradford.ac.uk, p.pillai@bradford.ac.uk, y.f.hu@bradford.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper presents a collaborative radio resource management (CRRM) scheme to support seamless aeronautical communications using satellite and terrestrial access technologies. The CRRM adopts and extends the IEEE 802.21 Media Independent Handover (MIH) framework and the ETSI Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM) SI-SAP concept to split the CRRM functions between the upper layers (layer 3 and above) and the lower layer (link layer and physical layer) of an aircraft terminal. Upper layer functions are managed by an integrated router (IR) on-board the aircraft and lower layer functions are provided by an on-board integrated modular radio (IMR) consisting of heterogeneous radio access technologies. A joint radio resource manager (JRRM) provides the abstraction layer for mapping higher layer functions into lower layer functions to enable collaboration. The CRRM scheme and its associated general signaling procedures are described in detail. Through the CRRM scheme, the connection establishment functions and seamless handovers between different radio technologies are performed by combining MIH primitives and BSM primitives. Analytical time-delay analysis is carried out to evaluate the signaling delay for connection establishment and handover procedures.