A Dynamic Reservation Protocol for LEO Mobile Satellite Systems

Chun Bun Henry Chan, Jie Zhang, Hui Chen

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In this paper, we propose a dynamic reservation protocol for the low earth orbit (LEO) mobile satellite system. Based on an analytical model, the dynamic reservation protocol enhances system performance by dynamically varying both the access probability and reservation bandwidth. To implement the protocol, a novel contention-pattern-analysis method is proposed to estimate the number of contending terminals at the start of a frame. The reservation protocol is employed to integrate connection-oriented and connectionless traffic over a satellite channel. Simulation and theoretical results are presented to analyze the performance of the protocol and illustrate its benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-573
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2004


  • Low earth orbit (LEO) satellites
  • Multiple-access protocols
  • Reservation protocols

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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