Journal of Astronautics ›› 2016, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (7): 854-861.doi: 10.3873/j.issn.1000-1328.2016.07.012

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Analysis on End to End Delay and Storage Requirements During Progressive Construction of Satellite Constellation Communications Network

LIU Zhe, DENG Chang lin, GUO Wei, HU Wei sheng   

  1. State Key Lab of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
  • Received:2015-09-28 Revised:2015-11-11 Online:2016-07-15 Published:2016-07-25


To reduce the end-to-end delay and storage capacity requirements during the construction of satellite constellation communications network, we propose a concept named multi-satellites into multi-planes (MSMP) scheme. During the construction, satellites launched in each stage were inserted into appropriate positions which could belong to multiple planes. Simulation results show that MSMP scheme can reduce the average end-to-end delay by 70.1% and storage requirements by 42.8% compared to the multi-satellites into 1-plane (MS1P) scheme.

Key words: Satellite constellation communications network, Progressive construction, End-to-end delay, Onboard storage capacity requirements.

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