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A Safe and Reliable Routing Mechanism of LEO Satellite Based on SDN

Chao Guo1, *, Juan Guo2, Chanjuan Yu1, Zhaobin Li1, Cheng Gong3, Abdul Waheed4
1 Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Beijing Electronic Science and Technology Institute, Beijing, 100070, China.
2 Vocational and Technical College, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Beihai, 536000, China.
3 School of Computer and Communication Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, 100083, China.
4 University of Management Technology, Lahore, 55300, Pakistan.
* Corresponding Author: Chao Guo. Email: .

Computers, Materials & Continua 2020, 64(1), 439-454.

Received 19 January 2020; Accepted 05 April 2020; Issue published 20 May 2020


Satellite networks have high requirements for security and data processing speed. In order to improve the reliability of the network, software-defined network (SDN) technology is introduced and a central controller is set in the network. Due to the characteristics of global perspective, control data separation, and centralized control of SDN, the idea of SDN is introduced to the design of the satellite network model. As a result, satellite nodes are only responsible for data transmission, while the maintenance of the links and the calculation of routes are implemented by the controller. For the massive LEO satellite network based on SDN, a state evaluation decision routing mechanism is proposed. The designed mechanism monitors the status of the entire network effectively and reduces the on-board load on the satellite network. The best routing decision is made under the comprehensive consideration of the current and historical status of each intersatellite link between Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network nodes. The calculation and storage requirements are controlled within a reasonable range. Based on the curve parameter transmission fuzzy encryption algorithm, a safe and reliable condition assessment decision routing mechanism (CADRM) is designed. It ensures that the personal information of the LEO satellite network can be transmitted safely and effectively. The experimental simulation results show the improvement of network throughput, the reduction of packet loss rate and the enhancing of network reliability.


Route, LEO satellite, SDN, state assessment, inter-satellite link.

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C. Guo, J. Guo, C. Yu, Z. Li, C. Gong et al., "A safe and reliable routing mechanism of leo satellite based on sdn," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 64, no.1, pp. 439–454, 2020.


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