Design of the DVB-RCS2 higher layer satellite architecture

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This paper describes the higher layer functions of the next generation of Digital Video Broadcasting Return Channel Satellite transmission systems, DVB-RCS2. This is the first open standard that specifies IP-level functionality. The open IP-based architecture has resulted in a competitive standard that can provide consumer and professional users with a range of IP-based interactive applications. The paper describes key aspects of the architecture and identifies a set of enhancements/adaptations to the IP protocols and techniques to ensure good performance and still efficient use of satellite bandwidth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-248
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking
Issue number5
Early online date30 Aug 2013
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013

Bibliographical note

This work was partially supported by the European Space Agency.


  • DVB-RCS2
  • Broadband
  • Satellite
  • Standard
  • Internet
  • RCS2
  • IP


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