Personal Satellite Services. 4th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2012, Bradford, UK, March 22-23, 2012. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Physical Layer Representation for Satellite Network Emulator

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_17,
        author={Santiago Pe\`{o}a Luque and Emmanuel Dubois and Fabrice Arnal and Patrick Gelard and Cedric Baudoin},
        title={Physical Layer Representation for Satellite Network Emulator},
        proceedings={Personal Satellite Services. 4th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2012, Bradford, UK, March 22-23, 2012. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={PSATS},
        year={2013},
        month={4},
        keywords={satellite emulation network physical layer DVB-S2 DVB-RCS BER ACM delay C/N},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_17}
    }
    
  • Santiago Peña Luque
    Emmanuel Dubois
    Fabrice Arnal
    Patrick Gelard
    Cedric Baudoin
    Year: 2013
    Physical Layer Representation for Satellite Network Emulator
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_17
Santiago Peña Luque1,*, Emmanuel Dubois1,*, Fabrice Arnal2,*, Patrick Gelard1,*, Cedric Baudoin2,*
  • 1: Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
  • 2: Thales Alenia Space
*Contact email: santiago.penaluque@cnes.fr, emmanuel.dubois@cnes.fr, fabrice.arnal@thalesaleniaspace.com, patrick.gelard@cnes.fr, cedric.baudoin@thalesaleniaspace.com

Abstract

In general, emulation of satellite networks has been focused on representing the features of the access network, characterised by large complexity. Physical layer impact has usually been neglected or reduced to static and limited models. The aim of this work is to reformulate a new model of physical layer oriented to network emulation, adapted to multiple satellite systems and configurations. The main achievement of this work is the design of a simple method of analysis of end-to-end communication links, that can rely on separated uplink and downlink attenuation channels generated offline or in runtime. The model has been integrated in the open source platform PLATINE, showing an easy integration to distributed machine emulation and reproducing local propagation conditions for each ground terminal.