Impact of ROHC on IP encapsulation efficiency in a DVB-S2 GSE-only transmission system

Nikhil G Ninan, Nimbe L Ewald, Gorry Fairhurst

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution

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The 2nd generation of Digital Video Broadcasting for Satellite (DVB-S2) standards allows the direct transmission of IP content using the Generic Stream Encapsulation (GSE) protocol, replacing the existing Transport Stream (MPEG-2 TS). This represents an evolution from the two current encapsulation methods: the native use of the Packetized Elementary Stream (PES) over TS for MPEG-2 encoded applications and, the use of adaptation protocols such as the Multi-Protocol Encapsulation (MPE) and the Unidirectional Lightweight Encapsulation (ULE) over TS for IP-based MPEG-4 encoded content. This paper reviews this evolution and analyses the overhead improvement resulting from this IP-only architecture. This evaluation considers the impact of using RObust Header Compression (ROHC) on the efficiency for DVB-S2 IP/GSE-only transmission.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced satellite multimedia systems conference (asma) and the 11th signal processing for space communications workshop (spsc), 2010 5th
PublisherIEEE Explore
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781424468324
ISBN (Print)9781424468317
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAdvanced Satellite Mobile Systems Conference - Cagliar, Italy
Duration: 13 Sep 201015 Sep 2010


ConferenceAdvanced Satellite Mobile Systems Conference


  • ROHC
  • DVB-S2
  • GSE
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4


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