Hybrid satellite-terrestrial architecture for control systems education

Vasilis N. Tsoulkas, Athanasios A. Pantelous, Leonidas Dritsas, Christos Papachristos

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In this paper, the modules for the conceptual design of an innovative e-learning platform using satellite communications for teaching control systems theory courses are presented. All necessary tools and mechanisms are provided enabling real time text, and audio/video based communication between tutors and learners. The end-user driven services include: virtual classroom, offline operation, sharing of applications, private/ public chatting, audio/video streaming. A concise description of the pilot architecture which depends on the DVB-RCS standard is presented justifying further the choice of the proposed platform. Simulation results concerning the teaching of fundamental issues in Networked Control Theory within the proposed architecture are provided. Connections with hybrid configurations such as wireless terrestrial broad-band technologies (DVB-RCS/WiMAX, DVB-RCS/Wi-Fi) are further justified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 UKSim 13th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation - UKSim 2011
EditorsDavid Al-Dabass, Alessandra Orsoni, Richard Cant, Ajith Abraham
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769543765
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventUKSim-AMSS International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSim) 2011 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Mar 20111 Apr 2011
Conference number: 13th


ConferenceUKSim-AMSS International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSim) 2011
Abbreviated titleUKSim 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Control Education
  • e-Learning Platform
  • Networked Control Systems
  • Satellite Hybrid Architectures

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