Chapter 12. Transport Layer over Satellite

  1. Mario Marchese

Published Online: 16 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470058763.ch12

QoS Over Heterogeneous Networks

QoS Over Heterogeneous Networks

How to Cite

Marchese, M. (2007) Transport Layer over Satellite, in QoS Over Heterogeneous Networks, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470058763.ch12

Author Information

  1. Department of Communications, Computer and System Science, University of Genoa, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017524

Online ISBN: 9780470058763



  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP);
  • TCP congestion control;
  • transport layer over satellite;
  • LEO (Low Earth Orbit);
  • MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) or GEO (Geostationary Orbit) satellite systems;
  • TCP parameters;
  • congestion avoidance algorithm;
  • TCP recovery mechanism;
  • SNOOP and SNOOP-ELN (Error Loss Notification) solutions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The TCP Protocol

  • The TCP Congestion Control

  • TCP over Satellite Networks

  • TCP Parameters

  • Complete Knowledge TCP

  • Further Improvement of the Performance