Recently, more research attention has been focused on LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellite networks connected to ISL (Inter Satellite Link). If terrestrial and LEO satellite networks are seamlessly interconnected by TCP/IP protocols, a global network that covers the whole earth can be integrated into the Internet. However, handover and rerouting issues in LEO satellite networks cause delay variance, and the delay variance can degrade performance of TCP, originally designed for wired networks, because of unnecessary retransmission. In this paper, we propose a method for avoiding the unnecessary retransmission by using the TTL (Time To Live) field in IP headers. Our simulation results show how our mechanism is effectively avoiding unnecessary retransmissions.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Electronics and Communications in Japan, Part I: Communications (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Jan|
- LEO satellite networks