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Satellite Network Routing Use Cases

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Authors Hou Dongxu , Xiao Min , Fenlin Zhou , Dongyu Yuan
Last updated 2024-03-18 (Latest revision 2023-09-14)
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Time-Variant Routing (TVR) is chartered and proposed to solve the problem of time-based, scheduled changes, including the variations of links, adjacencies, cost, and traffic volumes in some cases. In a satellite network, the network is in continual motion which will cause detrimental consequences on the routing issue. However, each network node in a satellite network follows a predefined orbit around the Earth and represents an appropriate example of time-based scheduled mobility. Therefore, TVR can be implemented to improve the routing and forwarding process in satellite networks. This document mainly focuses on the use cases in this scenario.


Hou Dongxu
Xiao Min
Fenlin Zhou
Dongyu Yuan

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