The Design of Inter-satellite Link Topology Based on Time-Slot Allocation Technology

  • Siqi Li
  • Bingbing Zhang
  • Wenjing Kang
  • Bo Li
  • Ruofei Ma
  • Gongliang LiuEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 251)


Inter-satellite networking is the development trend of satellite navigation system through inter-satellite link technologies. How to schedule inter-satellite link resources is the key to whether the navigation satellite constellation network has the best performance in the time division multiple access system. To achieve this goal, this paper assumes a linking rule based on a multi-layer satellite constellation and constructs a corresponding mathematical model to describe the linking process of inter-satellite links. Based on the assumed linking rule and the proposed mathematical model, a time-division topology design scheme is proposed. The process of data transmission is simulated with the simulation software MATLAB and STK. The results show that the inter-satellite network topology generated under this scheme gets a very considerable promotion on inter-satellite measurement accuracy and transmission characteristics.


TDMA Inter-satellite link Time-division topology Simulation 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61371100, No. 61501139, No. 61401118).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Siqi Li
    • 1
  • Bingbing Zhang
    • 1
  • Wenjing Kang
    • 1
  • Bo Li
    • 1
  • Ruofei Ma
    • 1
  • Gongliang Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Information and Electrical EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyWeihaiChina

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