2nd Generation DVB-RCS Standardization Support

Objectives

The project will perform the following actions:

  • Organising the specification documents into a modular structure in order to ease system implementation and deployment, as well as documents writing, proofreading, and maintenance;
  • Supporting the DVB-RCS group in assessing the received CfT proposals with a transparent and sound technical approach;
  • Providing, wherever needed, technical expertise in support to the DVB-RCS meeting discussions for the CfT proposal selection;
  • Supporting the DVB-RCS group in harmonizing and integrating the selected CfT proposals into a well defined and clear standard;
  • Providing support to the DVB-RCS-NG guidelines preparation;
  • Supporting the DVB-RCS group and ESA in identifying future actions aimed at fostering the implementation of the new standard with reduced costs and time to market.

Challenges

The project process supported the DVB-RCS Next Generation (RCS-NG) standardization process by:

  • Identifying a reference system architecture for the DVB-RCS NG standard;
  • Performing an independent review and evaluation of the Call for Technologies submissions received by the TM-RCS working group;
  • Identifying solutions for the integration and harmonization of the Call for Technologies submissions selected by the TM-RCS working group after a formal evaluation for being implemented in the DVB-RCS NG standard;
  • Providing recommendations for future activities in support of the new standard and elaboration of a Table of Contents for DVB-RCS NG Implementation Guidelines.

Benefits

The project provided support to the standardization process of the Next Generation of the DVB-RCS standard by making available to the DVB-RCS Study Group competencies, experiences, and simulation capabilities used in assessing and harmonizing technologies submitted to the Call for Technologies.

Features

According to the DVB-RCS Call for Technologies the following concept architecture will be considered:


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Plan

Proposals submitted to the Call for Technologies will be organized into four areas according to their content: physical layer (PHY), MAC layer, High Layer Satellite (HLS), and System and Management (S&M) level.

The proposals will be assessed against technical and commercial requirements according to the procedure defined by the DVB-RCS TM. For competitive proposals, a more detailed assessment will be carried out in order to define their performance in comparable scenarios.

Current status

Completed.

Contacts

Status date

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:52