Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2010, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (2): 92-99.doi: 10.1016/S1005-8885(09)60453-2

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  • Received:2009-01-04 Revised:2009-10-06 Online:2010-04-30 Published:2010-06-01


The routing is the most prominent issue, which should be solved firstly to support information exchange in satellite networks. Due to the varying population density, the communities of satellite users exhibit a significant variance in its density over the Globe. This density variance will lead to overutilization of some satellites and related links, and underutilization of others. To ensure an intelligent engineering of traffic over satellite networks, a novel routing algorithm for single-layered satellite network, Load Balancing Routing Protocol based on Mobile Agent(LBRP-MA), is presented in this paper. Through simulations on a courier-like constellation, the proposed approach is shown to achieve guaranteed end-to-end delay bound and reduce packet loss ratio with better throughput, and is especially suited to data transferring in case of high traffic load in single-layered satellite networks.

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