Rendon, E.; Mata, J.; Alins, J.; Muñoz, J.; Esparza, O. International journal of communication systems Vol. 27, num. 10, p. 2063-2082 DOI: 10.1002/dac.2456 Data de publicació: 2014-10-01 Article en revista
This article presents a cross-layer packet scheduler to provide end-to-end QoS guarantees for Digital Video Broadcasting-Second Generation (DVB-S2) broadband satellite systems. The scheduler design is based on a cross-layer mechanism defined between the physical and the network layer. It includes an algorithm to guarantee the required QoS specifications established in the service level agreement. The algorithm calculation depends basically on two parameters: the available bandwidth present in a DVB-S2 satellite link and the QoS requirements of each traffic class defined by the satellite operator. The cross-layer scheduler's operation is demonstrated using the NS-2 simulator tool. The results show that the proposed mechanism maximizes the bandwidth utilization while enforcing the priority level of each service class when an extreme reduction of bandwidth caused by rain events is experienced. Copyright (C) 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Rendon, E.; Mata, J.; Alins, J.; Muñoz, J.; Esparza, O. International journal of communication systems Vol. 26, num. 12, p. 1579-1598 DOI: 10.1002/dac.2333 Data de publicació: 2013-11-07 Article en revista
This paper presents an analysis of several Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) variants working over a digital video broadcasting-second generation (DVB-S2) satellite link with the support of the Differentiated Services (DiffServ) architecture to provide quality of service (QoS). This analysis is carried out using the NS-2 simulator tool. Three TCP variants are considered: SACK TCP, Hybla TCP, and CUBIC TCP. These TCP variants are taken as a starting point because they have proven to be the most suitable variants to deal with long delays present in satellite links. The DVB-S2 link also introduces the challenge of dealing with variable bandwidth, whereas the DiffServ architecture introduces the challenge of dealing with different priorities. In this paper, we propose a DiffServ model that includes a modified queuing mechanism to enhance the goodput of the assured forwarding traffic class. This modified DiffServ model is simulated and tested, considering the interaction of the selected TCP variants. In addition, we present evaluation metrics, significant simulations results, and conclusions about the performance of these TCP variants evaluated over the proposed scenario. As a general conclusion, we show that CUBIC TCP is the TCP variant that shows the best performance in terms of goodput, latency, and friendliness.