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Software-Defined Space-Air-Ground Integrated Network Architecture with the Multi-Layer Satellite Backbone Network

Chao Guo1, Cheng Gong2, Juan Guo3, Zhanzhen Wei1, *, Yanyan Han1, Sher Zaman Khan4

1 Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Beijing Electronics Science and Technology Institute, Beijing, 100070, China.
2 School of Computer and Communication Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, 100083, China.
3 Vocational and Technical College of Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Beihai, 536000, China.
4 Institute of Business Administration, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, 29220, Pakistan.

* Corresponding Author: Zhanzhen Wei. Email: .

Computers, Materials & Continua 2020, 64(1), 527-540.


Under the background of the rapid development of ground mobile communication, the advantages of high coverage, survivability, and flexibility of satellite communication provide air support to the construction of space information network. According to the requirements of the future space information communication, a software-defined Space-Air-Ground Integrated network architecture was proposed. It consisted of layered structure satellite backbone network, deep space communication network, the stratosphere communication network and the ground network. The SpaceAir-Ground Integrated network was supported by the satellite backbone network. It provided data relay for the missions such as deep space exploration and controlled the deep-space spacecraft when needed. In addition, it safeguarded the anti-destructibility of stratospheric communication and assisted the stratosphere to supplement ground network communication. In this paper, algorithm requirements of the congestion control and routing of satellite backbone protocols for heterogeneous users’ services were proposed. The algorithm requirements of distinguishing different service objects for the deep space communication and stratospheric communication network protocols were described. Considering the realistic demand for the dynamic coverage of the satellite backbone network and node cost, the multi-layer satellite backbone network architecture was constructed. On this basis, the proposed Software-defined Space-Air-Ground Integrated network architecture could be built as a large, scalable and efficient communication network that could be integrated into space, air, and ground.


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C. Guo, C. Gong, J. Guo, Z. Wei, Y. Han et al., "Software-defined space-air-ground integrated network architecture with the multi-layer satellite backbone network," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 64, no.1, pp. 527–540, 2020.


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