The study aims to identify, analyse, simulate, optimise and demonstrate resource management (RM) schemes for adaptive fade mitigation techniques with the necessary corresponding algorithms, functionalities, protocols, signalling information and formats for future broadband, DVB-based satellite systems leading to a higher efficiency with respect to current systems.
The study will propose solutions and recommend RRM schemes for modifications of the current DVB-S2/RCS air interface standards allowing an evolutionary development of the current standards. Also cost of terminals and gateway will be considered in the evaluation of different RRM schemes to support the competition of satellite systems with low cost mass market products of the competing terrestrial networks.
Appropriate RM techniques will include CAC and scheduling algorithms, MAC protocols and signalling resource allocation algorithms. In order to optimise the resource management for FMT under realistic conditions, the considerations will take into account physical layer impairments, such as channel estimation errors, synchronisation performance and interference.
The study will investigate the performance of the RM solutions through detailed simulations. A sophisticated simulator will be developed that allows in-depth modelling of the satellite system, and will implement the pre-selected RRM architecture, algorithms and protocols. End-to-end service simulation will derive system performance measures for efficiency and quality.