List of Figures. List of Tables. Foreword. Preface. 1. Overview of Broadband Satellite Networks. Part I: Principles of Satellite Networks. 2. Basics of Networks. 3. Satellite Systems Engineering Methodology. 4. Network Systems and Examples. 5. Quality of Service in Layered Architecture. Part II: Satellite Network Technical Challenges. 6. Physical and Link Layers. 7. Satellite TCP/IP: Technical Challenges. 8. Satellite ATM: Technical Challenges. 9. Standards and Regulations. Part III: Satellite IP Networks Performance. 10. Quality of Service in IP Networks. 11. Performance of DiffServ Based Satellite IP. 12. Performance of MPLS. 13. Interactive Multimedia over Satellite. Part IV: Satellite ATM Networks Performance. 14. Quality of Service in ATM Networks. 15. Performance Analysis of TCP over Satellite ATM. 16. Bandwidth Allocation - An Example. References. Acronyms. Index. About the Authors.
"This book is by far the most comprehensive and orderly treatment of the subject. It is the work of experts with a wealth of both theoretical and practical experience with the subject and its connecting disciplines. It is an integral work... concepts and notation are at the same consistent level throughout the book. Quality of Service (QoS) is an absolutely critical part of any telecommunication services. This work fills a gap in the literature of what possibilities there are for satellites in providing global Internet services." Excerpted from the Foreword by Raymond L. Pickholtz, The George Washington University
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