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The project objectives are to define and evaluate various scenarios for QoS support in future integrated satellite/terrestrial networks. New networking and access equipment architectures shall be proposed, including support for new functions and protocols allowing enhanced QoS management. These architectures shall be defined as stepwise evolutions from the current DVB-RCS systems for operation over transparent or regenerative satellite access networks.
The major QoS enhancements considered in the project are:
The proposed architecture allows an evolutionary deployment of QoS features in DVB-RCS systems.
The project addresses several scenarios of integrated terrestrial/satellite networks, considering:
The project is divided into four tasks:
The project was kicked-off in May 2003. Final Review was held on May 26th 2004.