De Belleville, Florestan and Dairaine, Laurent and Lacan, Jérôme and Fraboul, Christian Reliable multicast transport by satellite: a hybrid satellite/terrestrial solution with erasure codes. (2004) In: 7th IEEE International Conference on High Speed Networks, 30 Juin - 02 Juillet 2004, Toulouse, France.
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Geostationary satellites are an efficient way to provide a large scale multipoint communication service. In the context of reliable multicast communications, a new hybrid satellite/terrestrial approach is proposed. It aims at reducing the overall communication cost using satellite broadcasting only when enough receivers are present, and terrestrial transmissions otherwise. This approach has been statistically evaluated for a particular cost function and seems interesting. Then since the hybrid approach relies on Forward Error Correction, several practical aspects of MDS codes and LDPC codes are investigated in order to select a code.
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