TCP / IP Over Satellite

Satellite dish

In order for a two-way satellite service to perform properly in conjunction with traditional terrestrial networks, satellite data networks must employ special techniques to deal with the extra 44,600 mile space segment of the connection. Without these steps, the increased latency, the time required to traverse the extra distance, means that TCP severely limits performance. This course gives an overview of how the use of TCP / IP has accelerated the digital scenario and it covers the fundamentals of IP in Satellite Communications.

  • Technical Marketing or Product Managers
  • Pre-Sales Engineers
  • Product Planners
  • Network Consultants
  • Technical Sales, Satellite Engineers
  • Data Analysts
  • Network Operations Engineers
  • Application Consultants
  • Professionals who wish to learn about the essentials of TCP/IP over Satellite communications
Instructor-Led Training
[Classroom: 3 days / LIVE Virtual*: 21 hours]
*Note:
  • A minimum of 5 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the behaviour of TCP/IP in satellite networks
  • Analyse the protocols used in satellite IP performance
  • Discover the issues in satellite communications
  • Explore solutions to the technical complications
  • Review TCP and UDP performance in satellite networks
  • Explore ways to improve TCP/IP over satellite channels
  1. TCP / IP Fundamentals
  • Seven Layer Networking Model
  • Encapsulation and Headers
  • Addressing Mechanisms
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Functionalities
  • Switching and Routing Functions
  1. Satellite Communications
  • Satellite Orbits and Launching Procedures
  • Spacecraft Power, Communications, Antenna Systems
  • Link Budgets and Power Calculations
  • Multiple Access Techniques: FDMA, CDMA, TDMA
  1. Satellite IP Performance
  • Develop Performance Objectives for Digital Links
  • Network Layer Protocols: RSVP, OSPF
  • Internet-Specific Protocols: DHCP, BGP
  • Transport Layer Protocols: TCP, UDP
  • IP Privacy and Security Protocols: IPSec
  1. Technical Difficulties in Satellite Communications
  • Routing Problems
  • TCP / IP-Related Issues
  • 3-Way Handshake Problem
  • Slow-Start
  • Congestion
  • Asymmetry and TCP Transfer Speed
  1. Solutions to Technical Difficulties
  • Routing Related Solutions: Tunnelling, NAT, Exterior Routing Protocols
  • Congestion Avoidance Solutions
  • Tuning TCP Parameters for Satellite Links
  • MTU and Maximum Segment Size
  • Compression and Caching
  • TCP Spoofing and Protocol Converters
  1. Satellite Link – Transport Protocol Impact
  • Latency
  • Link Impairments
  • Bandwidth Asymmetry
  • Multiple Segment Loss
  • Satellite TCP Enhancements
  1. TCP and UDP Performance
  • GEO Satellite IP Network
  • Satellite Features Affecting Performance of IP Application
  • Random Early Detection
  • Fair Allocation of Excess Network Bandwidth
  1. Improving TCP / IP over Satellite Channels
  • Vanilla TCP
  • TCP Reno
  • TCP New Reno
  • SACK TCP
  • Window Size
  • Path MTU
  • RTT (Round Trip Time)
  • Larger Initial Congestion Window
  • Network Policies
  1. Migration Process
  • Converging Networks
  • Ethernet over TDM
  • Interworking
  • Ethernet-Based Advanced Application
    • Triple Play
    • IPTV
    • 3G

Basic knowledge of TCP / IP and Satellite Communications is preferred.

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Duration: Classroom: 3 days / LIVE Virtual: 21 hours
Delivery Format: Virtual Training

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