Reliable Multicast via Satellite: Uni-directional vs. Bi-directional Communication

  • Matthias Jung
  • Jörg Nonnenmacher
  • Ernst W. Biersack
Part of the Informatik Aktuell book series (INFORMAT)


We investigate reliable multicast communication over satellite networks. We compare a scenario where receivers can use a feedback channel to signal loss to a scenario where no feedback channel is available. We show that the introduction of a feedback channel is the key to allow for bandwidth-efficient, robust and fully reliable multicast communication via satellite.


Satellite Reliable Multicast Error Control FEC ARQ Feedback channel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Jung
    • 1
  • Jörg Nonnenmacher
    • 1
  • Ernst W. Biersack
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut EurecomSophia-AntipolisFrance

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