Past Projects

  • slimPORT, Port Safety, Logistics, InterModality, Ministry of Economic Development.
  • The Satellite Communications Network of Excellence - SatNEx III - COO2, ESA;
  • The Satellite Communications Network of Excellence - SatNEx III - COO1,
  • "EMULATOR FOR AN ETSI BSM-COMPLIANT SI-SAP INTERFACE", ESA ITT AO/1-5615/08/NL/JK, Item 07.153.16 - ARTES-5, Workplan 2007.
  • "Design, Analysis and Implementation of Quality of Service Oriented Platforms" (Coordinator Prof. M. Marchese), research contract between DIST e Selex Communications s.p.a., 2006-2009.
  • "Study, Simulation and Implementation of QoS-oriented Solutions over OTE Devices Studio" (Coordinator Prof. M. Marchese), research contract between DIST e Selex Communications s.p.a., 2007-2009.
  • "Study, Design and Implementation of QoS-oriented Data Link, Network, Transport and Application Layer Protocols", research contract between DIST e Selex Communications s.p.a., 2002-2005.
  • "Bora-Bora" (Coordinator Prof. M. Marchese), "PRIN" Italian National Interest Research Project, 2006-2007.
  • "Sensation" (Coordinator Prof. M. Marchese), submitted as "PRIN" Italian National Interest Research Project, 2008-2009.
  • "SatNExII," European Network of Excellence, 2007-2009
  • "SatNExI," European Network of Excellence, 2005-2007
  • "FORM-SAT, CNIT Satellite Network Extension for Advanced Didactics in the South of Italy", PON, 2000-2006.
  • "Study, Evaluation  and Management of a Meteorological Radar Network" (National Coordinators Prof. F. Davoli and Prof. Mario Marchese) Environment Monitoring Centre and Italian Civil Protection Project, 2002-2005.
  • "DIDANET – Didactics Satellite Network" (National Coordinator Prof. F. Davoli), Italian University and Research Minister Project, 2002-2004.
  • "Study, Design and Realization of a Reconfigurable QoS-oriented Satellite Network for Multimedia Applications," Italian Space Agency Project, 2001-2004.
  • "DAVID phase B," Italian University and Research Minister Project, 2001.
  • "Transport Protocol and Resource Management for Mobile Satellite Networks," European Space Agency Project, 2001-2003.
  • "Satellite On-board Switching System Emulation, " Italian Space Agency Project, 2000-2003.
  • "MYTHOS International Interpretes and Opera Artists Telelearning," Emilia Romagna Regional Project funded by the European Social Fund, 2000-2003.
  • "Multimedia Services Integration over Satellite interconnected Heterogeneous," Italian Space Agency Project, 1998-2001.
  • "Teledottorato – Distance Learning for Ph. D. Students in Telecommunications Sciences and Technologies," Italian University and Research Minister Project, 2000-2002.
  • "Teledottorato2 – Distance Learning for Ph. D. Students in Telecommunications Sciences and Technologies," Italian University and Research Minister Project, 2003-2004.
  • "LABNET" (National Coordinator Prof. Franco Davoli), Italian University and Research Minister Project, 2000-2003.
  • "Multimedia Project – Multimedia Interactive Network with Satellite Access", Italian National Research Council Project, 1998-2001.
  • "Multimedia Project – Mobile Network", Italian National Research Council Project, 1998-2001.
  • "Multimedia Applications Control, Managment and Test over Heterogenous Networks," (National Coordinator Prof. F. Davoli), Italian National Research Council Project, 1996-1997.
  • "Telecommunications for Transport Services," Italian National Research Council Project, 1996.
  • "Broadband ATM Networks for Multimedia Applications," Italian University and Research Minister Project, 1994-1996.

Awards

 

 

IARIA SPACOMM 2010 - Best Paper Award

Second International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications 2010 (SPACOMM 2010), Best Paper Award Winner: Igor Bisio, Fabio Lavagetto, Mario Marchese, "Introduction to Multi Attribute Decision Making-Based Application Layer Joint Coding for Image Transmission over Deep Space Channels".

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IARIA SPACOMM 2009 - Best Paper Award

First International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications 2009 (SPACOMM 2009), Best Paper Award Winner: Igor Bisio, Giuseppe Araniti, Mauro De Sanctis, "Towards the Reliable and Efficient Interplanetary Internet: a Survey of Possible Advanced Networking and Communications Solutions".

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IEEE COMSOC 2008 Satellite Communications Distinguished Service Award Winner: Mario Marchese

2008 Satellite Communications Distinguished Service Award Winner: Mario Marchese
IEEE ComSoc Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee Meeting
New Orleans, LA, USA, Dec 01, 2008

 

IEEE Globecom 2006 - Best Student Paper Award

49th Annual IEEE GLOBECOM conference in November 2006 - San Francisco, California  USA
I. Bisio, M. Marchese, G. Portomauro, "Performance Evaluation of Sink Selection Techniques in Satellite Sensor Networks"

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IWSSC 2006 - Best Ph.D. Paper Award

2006 International Workshop on Satellite and Space Communications (IWSSC2006) in September 2006 - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganés, Spain
I. Bisio, M. Marchese, G. Portomauro, "Multi Attribute Sink Selection Techniques in Satellite Sensor Networks: Study and Performance Evaluation"

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The main reference of the research carried out in SCNL is the Quality of Service (QoS) management in heterogeneous networks wired, satellite and wireless portions). The scientific-technological objective is to eliminate the differences among the heterogeneous portions of the network through the definition and the use of appropriate interfaces and algorithms that make transparent interconnection of various components of the network and offer specific quality assurance to the users.

 

Delay Tolerant Networking

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In the last years various applications emerged, in which networks operate under conditions in which the assumptions of “universal connectivity” and “global information” do not hold (e.g. sensor networks, pocket switched networks, vehicular ad-hoc networks and interplanetary networks). A common denomination of these networks is Intermittently Connected Networks. As in such contexts the networks may be disconnected most of the time or it may even happen that there is never an end-to-end path available between source and a destination, classical routing and congestion control algorithms fail. Delay Tolerant Networking paradigm has been proposed to cope with the challenges and issues of ICNs. Inside this framework, different research topics are studied:

 

Nanosatellite Networks for Rural Access

People Involved: Fabio PatroneMario Marchese

Principal Results:

  • M. Cello, M. Marchese, F. Patrone, "Hot Spot Selection in Rural Access Nanosatellite Network", Ninth ACM MobiCom Workshop on Challenged Networks 2014, CHANTS 2014, Maui, Hawaii, USA.

 

Routing Algorithms in Interplanetary Networks

People Involved: Fabio Patrone, Mario Marchese

Principal Results:

  • C. Caini, R. Firrincieli, T. de Cola, I. Bisio, M. Cello, G. Acar, "Mars to Earth Communications through Orbiters: DTN Performance Analysis", International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, Volume 32, Issue 2, pages 127–140, March 2014.
  • I. Bisio, M. Cello, T. de Cola, M. Marchese, “Combined Congestion Control and Link Selection Strategies for Delay Tolerant Interplanetary Networks”, Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009, 30 Nov.- 4 Dec. 2009, Honolulu, HI, USA.

 

Software Defined Networking

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) is revolutionizing both the networking industry by enabling programmability, easier management and faster innovation, and the research community allowing the study and the independent evolution of the control and data planes, not more sticked with the concept of the distributed control plane. One important aspect of SDN paradigm is related to the scalability issues: decoupling data and control planes brings about scalability concerns, and moving traditionally local control functionalities to a remote controller can potentially result in new bottlenecks.

SDN Literature

People Involved: Luca Boero, Mario Marchese

 

Predictable Performances in Distributed Data Centers

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TBC

People Involved: Luca Boero, Mario Marchese

Principal Results:

  •  TBC

 

Other Topics

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Design and Implementation of Networks Simulator and Emulator

Each research topic has implicated the design and development of tools for the simulation and the emulation of the networks considered. This activity is very important to consolidate, through experimental phases, the described research topics.

People Involved: Fabio Patrone, Luca Boero

Principal Results:

  • Some of the designed and implemented tool of the laboratory are described in the Tools.

 

Resources Allocation in Terrestrial, Satellite and Radio Networks

This activity deals with the bandwidth assignment among transmitting entities accessing a common wireless, radio or satellite channel. This allocation is performed depending on the traffic characteristics and requirements as well as the channel conditions. The allocation process is focused on assuring QoS guarantees to traffic flows and power consumption minimization for each transmitting entity. These objectives conflict because the higher is the allocated bandwidth, the lower is the packet loss rate or the packet delay but the higher is the transmitted power. The recent research in this field is based on a family of techniques called Multi Objective Programming (MOP), which assure the optimization of conflicting performance metrics such as the aforementioned ones.

People Involved: Fabio Patrone, Mario Marchese

Principal Results:

Thesis

Our Master theses cover all the research topics at SCNL.

Our immediately available theses are:

 

"Study and Design of a SDN Orchestrator for a Terabit/SDN Satellite Network"

 
"Clustering and Live Virtual Machine Migration in Distributed Data Center"
 
"Study and Implementation of Switches Migration Strategies in a Elastic and Balanced Distributed SDN Controller "

 
"Study and Design of an Application Layer Proxy in Nanosatellite/DTN Networks for Rural Access"

 

Master's thesis abroad

Thanks to the close relations between SCNL and other foreign institutions, we offer the possibility to the students in master’s programs to spend a period abroad to work at the thesis at one of the SCNL partner institutions.

 

 

At the High-Speed Networking Lab of NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering working with Prof. Jonathan ChaoProf. Yang Xu and their group on Data Center Networking and SDN.

 

 

At the Institute of Communications and Navigation of Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) German Aerospace Center.

 

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