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

Research Article

Evaluating Web Traffic Performance over DVB-RCS2

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_18,
        author={Raffaello Secchi and Arjuna Sathiaseelan and Gorry Fairhurst},
        title={Evaluating Web Traffic Performance over DVB-RCS2},
        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={Web Traffic HTTP modelling DVB-RCS capacity categories},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_18}
    }
    
  • Raffaello Secchi
    Arjuna Sathiaseelan
    Gorry Fairhurst
    Year: 2013
    Evaluating Web Traffic Performance over DVB-RCS2
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_18
Raffaello Secchi1,*, Arjuna Sathiaseelan1,*, Gorry Fairhurst1,*
  • 1: University of Aberdeen
*Contact email: raffaello@erg.abdn.ac.uk, arjuna@erg.abdn.ac.uk, gorry@erg.abdn.ac.uk

Abstract

The web has undergone a radical change over time. Changes not only in the volume of data transferred, but also the way content is delivered to the user. Current web server architectures are often highly distributed and adapted for user interaction, with transactions characterised by multiple connections to multiple servers. This paper discusses the implication of this new web on next generation two-way satellite systems. It seeks to answer the question of whether classical resource provisioning remains suitable for this traffic. It first presents a more representative simulation model that captures the key features of modern web traffic. It then uses simulation to evaluate the performance over the second generation of DVB-RCS, assessing the impact on performance for a range of bandwidth on demand methods. This paper may be used to formulate recommendations for how to support web traffic in DVB-RCS2.