Research on Handover Strategy of Low Orbit Spacecraft Based on Multi-beam GEO Communication Satellite

  • Yun ShiEmail author
  • Zijing Cheng
  • Qidi You
  • Mian Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 972)


After analysis on traditional data transmission mode of low-orbit spacecraft, this paper studies the problem of access and handover of low-orbit spacecraft based on GEO communication satellite. In conjunction with the location information of low-orbit spacecraft and the feature of predictable beam dwell time, we proposed a method based on SCPC\MF-TDMA hybrid access and centralized handover detection through comparative analysis of typical multiple access and beam handover mechanism of satellite communication system. The analysis and comparison of handover delay approved that the centralized handover detection of low-orbit spacecraft and resource reservation according to track prediction proposed in this paper can reduce handover delay effectively.


Low-orbit spacecraft Multi-layered satellite networks Multiple access Beam handover 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Institute of Satellite Information EngineeringBeijingChina

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