Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation in a TDMA System

  • John Fennel
Conference paper
Part of the Informatik-Fachberichte book series (INFORMATIK, volume 67)


This satellite system provides integrated voice and digital data communication services for corporations via a geosynchronous satellite. IBM was contracted to build the Satellite Communications Controller (SCC) for the earth stations. The SCC provides signal conversion, traffic switching, data multiplexing and TDMA control for the system. Each SCC also determines its satellite bandwidth requirement and transmits this requirement to a special SCC callad the reference SCC. The reference computes bandwidth allocations for all SCCs using the received requirements and periodically transmits these allocations to all SCCs.




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  1. 1.
    B. Goode, “Demand Assignment As Part of the SBS TDMA Satellite Communications System,” Presented at 1978 IEEE Conference, April 1978.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Fennel
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM CorporationGaithersburgUSA

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