Accession Number:

ADA361763

Title:

A Performance Analysis of Dynamic Routing Algorithms in an IRIDIUM-Like Low Earth Orbit Satellite System

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

This research presents a first of its kind comparative analysis of the Extended Bellman-Ford and Darting algorithms, using the Iridium low earth orbit LEO satellite system configuration for the simulation environment. The algorithms are compared to one another via discrete-event computer simulation and evaluated based on their ability to route real-time voice communications under low, medium, and high network loading conditions. The algorithms ability to meet real-time voice constraints is evaluated with a full and degraded satellite constellation using an algorithmic satellite removal method. The investigation results indicate that both algorithms are suitable for use in a LEO environment and are capable of meeting the real-time voice communications requirements as long as a load-balancing mechanism is in place to route traffic around heavily loaded satellites. The results also indicate that the Iridium system is robust, capable of meeting the real-time voice constraints even when the constellation is degraded.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE