Lossless Flow Control for Space Networks

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 571)


With the advancing of space technology, space network attacks more and more attentions in both academic and industry. In a network, flow control is the process of managing the rate of data transmission between two nodes to prevent a fast sender from overwhelming a slow receiver. Traditionally, flow control mechanism used in Internet allows the node to drop coming packets when the node does not have enough buffer to store. Undutifully, it will induce lots of power waste. However, powers is the most resource in the space environment. In this paper, we propose a lossless flow control to save power. Instead of dropping packets, LFC sends the congestion information to the source node by backpresure. Finally, efficient analysis results are presented to prove the efficiency of the proposed mechanism.


Space network Flow control Lossless Power efficiency 



We sincerely thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions. This work is supported in part by National Key Research and Development Project under grants 2016YFB0800305, and Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission Research under Project Z171100005217001.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China Academic Electronic and Information TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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