COST Action 272
"Packet-Oriented Service Delivery Via Satellite"
The main objective of the COST 272 Action was to contribute to the identification of key requirements, analysis, performance comparison, architectural design and protocol specification of future packet-oriented satellite communication systems, with a clear focus on Internet-type system concepts, applications and protocols/techniques on the various layers.Especially during the first year of the action, all partners agreed on trying to set up, as a further action objective, trials for validation of services based on the use of hybrid terrestrial and satellite networks. This objective has been only partially reached, but it was an important aggregation step.
The most relevant expected outcomes of the COST Action 272 were:
Finally COST 272 is the predecessor of the Satellite Communications Network of Excellence "SatNEx" (http://www.satnex.org/).
The Action was divided in three Working Groups (WG):
Each Working Group was coordinated by a Working Group leader ensuring that the Working Group activities contribute to the Action objectives.
The Working Group leaders were:
June 2001 to June 2005
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – GreeceCNES – FranceCNIT – ItalyISTI (ex CNUCE), Institute of Italian National Research Council (CNR) – ItalyDLR – GermanyENST – FranceInstitut Jozef Stefan – SloveniaTelecom Italia Lab – ItalyTelenor – NorwayUniversity Carlos III Madrid – Spain; later University of Barcelona - SpainUniversity of Bradford – United KingdomUniversity of Brussels – BelgiumUniversity of Firenze – ItalyUniversity of Genoa – ItalyUniversity of Kosice - SlovakiaUniversity of Surrey – United KingdomUniversity of Vigo – Spain
Project Website: http://www.tesa.prd.fr/cost272/
Link to COST: http://www.cost.esf.org/