TLC Sat Satellite Multimedia Group


04.09.2018 · Posted in Vibes

Implementation of VIrtualised Network Functions (VNFs) for Broadband Satellite Networks ARTES AT 6A.054 – ITT 8995

The VIBeS project aims to design, prototype and validate enhanced Virtualized Network Function – Performance Enhancing Proxy (VNF-PEP) exploiting recent Web protocols. State of the art Internet protocols will be analyzed and optimized introducing a novel element in the end-to-end satellite and inegrated satellite-terrestial architecture, to implement 5G compliant acceleration elements.

COMBO Smart Balancing and Backup

03.23.2018 · Posted in COMBO-SBB

An ESA/ASI co-financed project, it aims at the definition implementation and deployment of a multi-link Internet access (ADSL and Satellite), introducing  a smart router and balancer called COMBO. System architecture, for the operational service undergoing the Pilot phase, is the following:


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03.23.2018 · Posted in Kabalist

Project co-financed by ESA/ASI, for the study and the implementation of live satellite transmissions, using Ka band and IP encoding, of sport events.

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Currently, the project has been extended to introduce also 360° immersive reality video transmission, in addition to the full coverage of Italian football league Serie C.

STA VoIP Project

03.19.2015 · Posted in Athena-Fidus

The scope of the project and its field of application are related to voice over IP service optimization, in relation to Athena-Fidus Civil (AFIC) platform. The analysis is conducted with the aid of a Satellite Simulation Platform. With reference to the following Figure 1, the activities in charge to Italtel will be carried out within the Testing platform (green arrow), specifically tailored to the AFIC new specification.


03.19.2015 · Posted in SatNEx III

SPDY over satellite: performance optimization through an end-to-end technology. Project addressed Web performance over satellite using the SPDY protocol. SPDY is a new application technology, introduced by Google, to accelerate Web transfers over common terrestrial links. Most of the SPDY techniques (i.e. header compression, pushing and multiplexing) have been usually included in satellite Performance Enhancing Proxies (PEPs) to optimize performance. Therefore, SPDY over satellite is expected to provide good performance without requiring any specific modification over the network. Proof of such an improvement is revolutionary for the role of satellite in the future Internet, since it could be considered as a transparent link, which does not need of ad-hoc protocol adaptations. Performance assessment relies on a satellite emulator that reproduces in software a DVB-RCS link while running real implementations of both TCP/IP stacks and SPDY.


03.19.2014 · Posted in SatNEx III

Research activities founded by ESA within SatNEx project in Call of Order 2, with the following tasks:

Sub-task 2.1 – “Proposals of and justifications for network architectures for interworking between satellite and sensor networks taking into account the future SCADA and M2M market”

Sub-task 2.4 – “Study of advanced control issues for WSN via satellite such as bandwidth management mechanisms, adaptive coding and modulation techniques, decision-theoretic approaches to Gaussian Sensor Networks”

Sub-task 2.5 – “Analysis of security threats arising in satellite-controlled sensor networks with current security architectures and protocols from the use of specific satellite technology”

Sub-task 2.6 – “Assessment of security solutions (new architectures, management of different levels of security, new encryption algorithms, new techniques for key management, etc.)”