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North Atlantic Inflight Internet Connectivity via Airborne Mesh Networking

Medina, Daniel and Hoffmann, Felix and Rossetto, Francesco and Rokitansky, Carl-Herbert (2011) North Atlantic Inflight Internet Connectivity via Airborne Mesh Networking. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2011, 5-8 Sep 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA.



The Airborne Internet is a vision of a large scale multihop wireless mesh network consisting of commercial passenger aircraft connected via long range highly directional air-to-air radio links. We propose a geographic load sharing strategy to fully exploit the total air-to-ground capacity available at any given time. When forwarding packets for a given destination, a node considers not one but a set of next hop candidates, and spreads traffic among them based on queue dynamics. In addition, load balancing is performed among Internet Gateways by using a congestion-aware handover strategy. Our simulations using realistic North Atlantic air traffic reveal the potential of such a load sharing mechanism to approach the maximum theoretical throughput in the network.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/70302/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:North Atlantic Inflight Internet Connectivity via Airborne Mesh Networking
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Rossetto, FrancescoDLRUNSPECIFIED
Rokitansky, Carl-HerbertUniversity of SalzburgUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2011
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Airborne Internet, wireless mesh networks, geographic routing, load balancing, STDMA, directional antennas
Event Title:IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2011
Event Location:San Francisco, CA, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:5-8 Sep 2011
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Deposited By: Medina, Daniel
Deposited On:21 Sep 2011 10:38
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:32

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