WAN inter-working unit for satellite links

G. Fairhurst*, A. Z.M. Salleh, P. S. Wan, N. Samaraweera

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During design and configuration of a SATCOM terminal, a balance has to be struck-between the level of residual noise, the link speed, and the cost of construction and operation of the system. This often means that a higher BER is tolerated on a SATCOM bearer, sometimes less than 10-4. Commercially available protocol implementations often perform well down to a BER of 10-6. The results presented show that a packet service may tolerate a significant further increase in the tolerated BER allowing operation down to 10-4 BER using the proposed satellite efficient link protocol implemented in an experimental WAN Inter-Working Unit (IWU).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE Conference Publication
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0852966075
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993
EventProceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Satellite Communications - Manchester, UK
Duration: 2 Nov 19934 Nov 1993


ConferenceProceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Satellite Communications
CityManchester, UK

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Fairhurst, G., Salleh, A. Z. M., Wan, P. S., & Samaraweera, N. (1993). WAN inter-working unit for satellite links. In Anon (Ed.), IEE Conference Publication (381 ed., pp. 187-191). Publ by IEE.