related papers by Lloyd Wood.
Lloyd Wood and his colleagues argue in favor of breaking the "bent pipe" system architecture in which the satellite is seen as a relay point between two ground stations. They would add inter-satellite communication links and routers to decouple the up and downlink locations. -- Press, First Monday.
Work on networking for space and between satellites, and the topic of intersatellite links will crop up repeatedly. In my case, getting two degrees, based on studying satellite constellations with intersatellite links, and then continuing on the topic is probably a bit much.
Lloyd's academic papers:
- Intersatellite Links, Lloyd Wood, United States Patent Application 20100279604, filed 4 May 2009, application published 4 November 2010.
- Using Light-Emitting Diodes for intersatellite links, Lloyd Wood, Will Ivancic and Klaus-Peter Dörpelkus, IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2010.
- Internet to orbit, Daniel Floreani and Lloyd Wood, Cisco Systems Packet Magazine, vol. 17 no. 3, pp. 19-23, third quarter 2005.
- Slot clouds: getting more from orbital slots with networking, Lloyd Wood, Alex da Silva Curiel, Javad Anzalchi, Dave Cooke and Chris Jackson, 54th International Astronautical Congress, Bremen, Germany, October 2003.
- Satellite constellation networks, Lloyd Wood, Chapter 2, Internetworking and Computing over Satellite Networks, Yongguang Zhang (ed.), Kluwer Academic Press, ISBN 1-4020-7424-7, pp. 13-34, March 2003.
- Internetworking with satellite constellations, Lloyd Wood, thesis for award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Surrey, June 2001.
- Managing diversity with handover to provide classes of service in satellite constellation networks, Lloyd Wood, George Pavlou and Barry Evans, 19th International Communication Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC '01), vol. 3, session 35, no. 194, Toulouse, France, April 2001.
- Effects on TCP of routing strategies in satellite constellations, Lloyd Wood, George Pavlou and Barry Evans, IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 172-181, March 2001.
- IP routing issues in satellite constellation networks, Lloyd Wood, Antoine Clerget, Ilias Andrikopoulos, George Pavlou and Walid Dabbous, International Journal of Satellite Communications, vol. 19 no. 1, pp. 69-92, January/February 2001.
- Supporting group applications via satellite constellations with multicast, Lloyd Wood, Haitham Cruickshank and Zhili Sun, Sixth IEE Conference on Telecommunications (ICT '98), Edinburgh, March 1998.
- Network performance of non-geostationary constellations equipped with intersatellite links, Lloyd Wood, thesis for Master of Science (MSc) in Satellite Communication Engineering, University of Surrey, November 1995.
And other work with Bill Cowley, related to intersatellite links, that I supported:
- Phased-array antennas for inter-satellite links, Bill Cowley and Harry Green, Proceedings of the 11th Australian Communications Theory Workshop (AusCTW), pp. 102-106, Feb. 2010.
- Analysis of uncoordinated ISL networks, Bill Cowley and Marc Lavenant, 28th IEEE Conference on Global Communications (GLOBECOM), Honolulu, Nov.-Dec. 2009.
- Performance comparisons for adaptive LEO satellite links, Bill Cowley, International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, vol. 24 issue 3, pp. 229-239, May/June 2006.
- Transmission Design for Doppler-Varying Channels, Bill Cowley and Mark Ho, Proceedings of the 7th Australian Communications Theory Workshop (AusCTW), pp. 110-113, Feb. 2006.
Intersatellite links, when they permit traffic to be shared among several satellites in different orbital positions, provide the operator with some latitude in the positioning of his satellites. -- Maral and Bousquet, Satellite Communication Systems.