Chapter 3. ATM and Internet Protocols

  1. Zhili Sun

Published Online: 15 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/047087029X.ch3

Satellite Networking: Principles and Protocols

Satellite Networking: Principles and Protocols

How to Cite

Sun, Z. (2005) ATM and Internet Protocols, in Satellite Networking: Principles and Protocols, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/047087029X.ch3

Author Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 26 AUG 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470870273

Online ISBN: 9780470870297



  • ATM and Internet protocols;
  • cell sequence integrity;
  • ATM adaptation layer;
  • Standard digital (PCM) voice;
  • generic flow control (GFC) field;
  • cell loss priority (CLP) field;
  • traffic policing;
  • generic cell rate algorithm (GCRA);
  • ATM address resolution protocol (ATMARP)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • ATM protocol and fundamental concepts

  • ATM layer

  • ATM adaptation layer (AAL)

  • The physical layer

  • ATM interfaces and ATM networking

  • Network traffic, QoS and performance issues

  • Network resource management

  • Internet protocols

  • Transport layer protocols: TCP and UDP

  • IP and ATM internetworking

  • Further reading

  • Exercises