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Satellite-based communications systems within IPv6 networks

Objective

The SatSix project will implement innovative concepts and cost-effective solutions for broadband satellite systems and services. The project will promote the introduction of the IPv6 protocol into Satellite-based communication systems. It will also contribute to the implementation of the eEurope Action Plan by defining new cost-effective satellite system solutions and encouraging the use of satellites as an enabler for universal access to e-services.

A prime focus for these systems will be service platforms built upon the sound basis established by the European DVB (-S2 and -RCS) standards for satellite systems. It is also important that, through SatSix, the industry addresses the next generation Internet and increased Internet IP address space ( as offered by IPv6) and enhances its competitive position in Satellite Broadband Multimedia Systems by exploiting the common components defined by the European DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS broadband standards.

To achieve these objectives, the SatSix project has chosen a 4-step approach:
- Identification and analysis of the impacts of IPv6 on Satellite-based network: Integration of heterogeneous networks (Sat +WiFi,Sat+WiMax,..) .Validate the concept by simulation followed by emulation using a testbed
- Support live experimentation with end-to-end applications (eEurope).

To achieve these goals, the SatSix consortium brings together leading actors in the field: satellite and telecommunication industry, operators, SME's, research institutes and universities. This project is key to reduce the «digital divide», between urban and rural areas, and also between regions by ensuring service continuity over heterogeneous networks.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE
Address
26 Avenue Jean-francois Champollion
31100 Toulouse
France

Participants (12)

B2I INGENIERIE ET TECHNOLOGIES
France
Address
1-3 Rue Traversiere - Parc D'affaires Silic
94598 Rungis Cedex
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris Cedex 16
HUNGARO DIGITEL TAVKOZLESI KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
Address
Komp U.2
2310 Szigetszentmiklos-lakihegy
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
SYSTEK CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
13 Fortunes Way
PO9 3LX Havant
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
TELESPAZIO S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Tiburtina 965
00156 Roma
THALES ALENIA SPACE ESPANA, SA
Spain
Address
Calle Einstein 7
Tres Cantos - Madrid
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Address
King's College
Aberdeen
THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8
Valladolid
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma