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Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G

Deliverables

Project Handbook

Describes the SaT5G project management and quality assurance procedures to be followed throughout the project.

Business, Operational and Technical Requirements for Satellite eMBB

Defines the business, operational and technical requirements for the SaT5G scenarios identified in D2.1

5G Security Mechanisms Extended to Satellite Links

Satcom security architecture and protocols integration with 3GPP reference architecture.

Integrated Network Management – Analysis, Design and Proof of Concepts

Initial management and orchestration architecture including data models, and interfaces (interim); final integrated network manager and orchestrator description and prototype ready to be deployed and validated in the testbed (final).

Project Website and Collaborative Platform Description

Describes the project website used for SaT5G project results’ dissemination and the online platform prepared for consortium partners’ effective collaboration.

Dissemination Plan

Identifies and defines the various planned dissemination activities.

Integrated SaT5G General Network Architecture

Defines the general Architecture of satellite networks integrated into 5G networks for H2020 and beyond.

Exploitation Activity Report

Reports on the SaT5G exploitation activities.

Satellite and 3GPP NextGen Reference Interface

Defines the satcom protocol stack to transport RAN data flows and possible adaptation of RAN protocols to support satellite specificities.

Satcom & 5G Control/User Plane Harmonisation – Mid- and Long-Term Approach

Preliminary protocol architecture for the mid-term scenario and assessment of the long-term scenario (interim); 3GPP/DVB Adaptation layer software prototype for the validation of the mid-term scenario and simulation software description for the long-term scenario (final).

Dissemination Activity Report

Reports on the SaT5G dissemination activities.

Caching and Multicast – Analysis, Design and Proof of Concepts

Specification of the designed algorithms and techniques for caching and multicasting over satellite links which cover the delivery of both multimedia content and VNFs together with their necessary network state data.

Standardisation Activity Report

Includes the proposed technical report developed in ETSI as well as the achievements in 3GPP.

Virtualisation of Satcom Components – Analysis, Design and Proof of Concepts

Preliminary architecture & trade-offs (interim); final architecture & trade-offs as well as developed set of VNFs ready for integration in the testbed (final).

Integral End-to-End Service Delivery Architecture

Describes the end-to-end service delivery architecture and the proposed changes in protocols that will enable the integration of satellite with its specific features in 5G.

Exploitation Plan

The strategic plan for SaT5G project results exploitation.

Roadmap for Satellite into 5G

Describes the roadmap beyond the SaT5G project to ensure the satellite inclusion into 5G.

Integrated SaT5G Detail Network Architecture

Defines the detailed architecture applied to selected use cases of backhauling and multicast/caching including performance metrics.

Standardisation Action Plan

Identifies the potential contributions to standards and defines a plan for providing inputs to relevant standardisation bodies.

Results and Recommendations from SaT5G Demonstrations and Validations

Collates and assesses the results from the SaT5G demonstrations and validations and provides recommendations based on the results.

Multi-link and Heterogeneous Transport – Analysis, Design and Proof of Concepts

Preliminary definition of adaptations to the planned 5G accelerator, link aggregation and cross layer techniques (interim); final definition of the adaptations to the planned 5G accelerator, link aggregation and cross layer techniques and prototype ready to be deployed and validated in the testbed (final).

Business Modelling and Techno-economic Analysis of Satellite eMBB

Defines the business models and includes the techno-economic analysis for the specific SaT5G scenarios.

Demonstration of Fixed and Home Backhaul Scenarios Including Caching & Multicast

Performance report on Domestic and Campus UP and CP KPI improvements when using internet content optimisation applications.

Validation of 5G Control and User Plane Harmonisation

Performance report on the 5G Control and User Plane Harmonisation Validation.

Demonstration of Mobile Backhaul Scenario Including Caching & Multicast

Performance report on the aircraft mobility trial.

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Publications

Techno-economic viability of integrating satellite communication in 4G networks to bridge the broadband digital divide

Author(s): Asma Chiha, Marlies Van der Wee, Didier Colle, Sofie Verbrugge
Published in: Telecommunications Policy, Issue 44/3, 2020, Page(s) 101874, ISSN 0308-5961
DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2019.101874

QoE-Assured Live Streaming via Satellite Backhaul in 5G Networks

Author(s): Chang Ge, Ning Wang, Ioannis Selinis, Joe Cahill, Mark Kavanagh, Konstantinos Liolis, Christos Politis, Jose Nunes, Barry Evans, Yogaratnam Rahulan, Nivedita Nouvel, Mael Boutin, Jeremy Desmauts, Fabrice Arnal, Simon Watts, Georgia Poziopoulou
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, Issue 65/2, 2019, Page(s) 381-391, ISSN 0018-9316
DOI: 10.1109/tbc.2019.2901397

Network Slicing Cost Allocation Model

Author(s): Asma Chiha, Marlies Van der Wee, Didier Colle, Sofie Verbrugge
Published in: Journal of Network and Systems Management, 2020, ISSN 1064-7570
DOI: 10.1007/s10922-020-09522-3

Satellite use cases and scenarios for 5G eMBB

Author(s): Konstantinos Liolis, Alexander Geurtz, Ray Sperber, Detlef Schulz, Simon Watts, Georgia Poziopoulou, Barry Evans, Ning Wang, Oriol Vidal, Boris Tiomela Jou, Michael Fitch, Salva Sendra Diaz, Pouria Sayyad Khodashenas,Nicolas Chuberre
Published in: Satellite Communications in the 5G Era, 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1402486

Satellite Support for Enhanced Mobile Broadband Content Delivery in 5G

Author(s): Ning Wang, Nivedita Nouwell, Chang Ge, Barry Evans, Yogaratnam Rahulan, Mael Boutin, Jeremy Desmauts, Konstantinos Liolis, Christos Politis, Simon Votts, Georgia Poziopoulou
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2018, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1109/BMSB.2018.8436902

5G NR over Satellite Links: Evaluation of Synchronization and Random Access Processes

Author(s): Harri Saarnisaari, Carlos Morais de Lima
Published in: 2019 21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2019, Page(s) 1-4
DOI: 10.1109/icton.2019.8840369

Architecture Options for Satellite Integration into 5G Networks

Author(s): Boris Tiomela Jou, Oriol Vidal, Joe Cahill, Fabrice Arnal, Jean-Michel Honssin, Mael Boutin, Duy Kha Chau
Published in: 2018 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2018, Page(s) 398-9
DOI: 10.1109/eucnc.2018.8442436

Techno-economic analysis of providing inflight connectivity using an integrated satellite - 5G network

Author(s): 7. A. Chiha, M. Van der Wee, L. Goratti, D. Colle
Published in: TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY, 2020, ISSN 0308-5961

Satellite Communications in the 5G Era

Author(s): 1. K. Liolis, A. Geurtz, R. Sperber, D. Schulz, S. Watts, G. Poziopoulou, B. Evans, N. Wang, O. Vidal, B. Tiomela Jou, M. Fitch, S. Sendra Diaz, P. Sayyad Khodashenas, N. Chuberre
Published in: 2018
DOI: 10.1049/pbte079e