Satellite Data Networking

This project explored the Layer-1 and Layer-2 protocols used for satellite-based transmission of IP data. Investigated in detail were the MPEG-TS, DVB-S, and DSM-CC/MPE standards. A 24-inch Ku-band satellite dish and receiver was used to establish a downlink with the AMC-21 satellite. A DVB-S packet sniffer was written in Java around the package dvbsnoop which provided direct access to the raw binary data-stream received by the satellite dish.

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