Multicast Communication Support Over Satellite Networks
April 01, 2015
Finally, we focus our attention to the potential benefits of integrating packet level forward error correction coding to packet delivery for reliable multicast services over satellite networks. Forward error protection helps recover corrupted data, and minimizes the need for retransmissions over the satellite channel. We investigate the use of a special form of forward error correcting (FEC) code and couple it with an adaptive control mechanism to dynamically adjust the number of encoding packets forwarded to the users.