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Dazhi, Michael N., Al-Hraishawi, Hayder, Shankar, Mysore R Bhavani, Chatzinotas, Symeon.  2022.  Uplink Capacity Optimization for High Throughput Satellites using SDN and Multi-Orbital Dual Connectivity. 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops). :544—549.
Dual Connectivity is a key approach to achieving optimization of throughput and latency in heterogeneous networks. Originally a technique introduced by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for terrestrial communications, it is not been widely explored in satellite systems. In this paper, Dual Connectivity is implemented in a multi-orbital satellite network, where a network model is developed by employing the diversity gains from Dual Connectivity and Carrier Aggregation for the enhancement of satellite uplink capacity. An introduction of software defined network controller is performed at the network layer coupled with a carefully designed hybrid resource allocation algorithm which is implemented strategically. The algorithm performs optimum dynamic flow control and traffic steering by considering the availability of resources and the channel propagation information of the orbital links to arrive at a resource allocation pattern suitable in enhancing uplink system performance. Simulation results are shown to evaluate the achievable gains in throughput and latency; in addition we provide useful insight in the design of multi-orbital satellite networks with implementable scheduler design.
Wejin, John S., Badejo, Joke A., Jonathan, Oluranti, Dahunsi, Folasade.  2022.  A Brief Survey on the Experimental Application of MPQUIC Protocol in Data Communication. 2022 5th Information Technology for Education and Development (ITED). :1—8.
Since its inception, the Internet has experienced tremendous speed and functionality improvements. Among these developments are innovative approaches such as the design and deployment of Internet Protocol version six (IPv6) and the continuous modification of TCP. New transport protocols like Stream Communication Transport Protocol (SCTP) and Multipath TCP (MPTCP), which can use multiple data paths, have been developed to overcome the IP-coupled challenge in TCP. However, given the difficulties of packet modifiers over the Internet that prevent the deployment of newly proposed protocols, e.g., SCTP, a UDP innovative approach with QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connection) has been put forward as an alternative. QUIC reduces the connection establishment complexity in TCP and its variants, high security, stream multiplexing, and pluggable congestion control. Motivated by the gains and acceptability of MPTCP, Multipath QUIC has been developed to enable multipath transmission in QUIC. While several researchers have reviewed the progress of improvement and application of MPTCP, the review on MPQUIC improvement is limited. To breach the gap, this paper provides a brief survey on the practical application and progress of MPQUIC in data communication. We first review the fundamentals of multipath transport protocols. We then provide details on the design of QUIC and MPQUIC. Based on the articles reviewed, we looked at the various applications of MPQUIC, identifying the application domain, tools used, and evaluation parameters. Finally, we highlighted the open research issues and directions for further investigations.
Kraft, Oliver, Pohl, Oliver, Häger, Ulf, Heussen, Kai, Müller, Nils, Afzal, Zeeshan, Ekstedt, Mathias, Farahmand, Hossein, Ivanko, Dmytro, Singh, Ankit et al..  2022.  Development and Implementation of a Holistic Flexibility Market Architecture. 2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT). :1—5.
The demand for increasing flexibility use in power systems is stressed by the changing grid utilization. Making use of largely untapped flexibility potential is possible through novel flexibility markets. Different approaches for these markets are being developed and vary considering their handling of transaction schemes and relation of participating entities. This paper delivers the conceptual development of a holistic system architecture for the realization of an interregional flexibility market, which targets a market based congestion management in the transmission and distribution system through trading between system operators and flexibility providers. The framework combines a market mechanism with the required supplements like appropriate control algorithms for emergency situations, cyber-physical system monitoring and cyber-security assessment. The resulting methods are being implemented and verified in a remote-power-hardware-in-the-loop setup coupling a real world low voltage grid with a geographically distant real time simulation using state of the art control system applications with an integration of the aforementioned architecture components.
Gombos, Gergő, Mouw, Maurice, Laki, Sándor, Papagianni, Chrysa, De Schepper, Koen.  2022.  Active Queue Management on the Tofino programmable switch: The (Dual)PI2 case. ICC 2022 - IEEE International Conference on Communications. :1685—1691.
The excess buffering of packets in network elements, also referred to as bufferbloat, results in high latency. Considering the requirements of traffic generated by video conferencing systems like Zoom, cloud rendered gaming platforms like Google Stadia, or even video streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube, timeliness of such traffic is important. Ensuring low latency to IP flows with a high throughput calls for the application of Active Queue Management (AQM) schemes. This introduces yet another problem as the co-existence of scalable and classic congestion controls leads to the starvation of classic TCP flows. Technologies such as Low Latency Low Loss Scalable Throughput (L4S) and the corresponding dual queue coupled AQM, DualPI2, provide a robust solution to these problems. However, their deployment on hardware targets such as programmable switches is quite challenging due to the complexity of algorithms and architectural constraints of switching ASICs. In this study, we provide proof of concept implementations of two AQMs that enable the co-existence of scalable and traditional TCP traffic, namely DualPI2 and the preceding single-queue PI2 AQM, on an Intel Tofino switching ASIC. Given the fixed operation of the switch’s traffic manager, we investigate to what extent it is possible to implement a fully RFC-compliant version of the two AQMs on the Tofino ASIC. The study shows that an appropriate split between control and data plane operations is required while we also exploit fixed functionality of the traffic manager to support such solutions.
Scheffer, V., Ipach, H., Becker, C..  2019.  Distribution Grid State Assessment for Control Reserve Provision Using Boundary Load Flow. 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech. :1—6.

With the increasing expansion of wind and solar power plants, these technologies will also have to contribute control reserve to guarantee frequency stability within the next couple of years. In order to maintain the security of supply at the same level in the future, it must be ensured that wind and solar power plants are able to feed in electricity into the distribution grid without bottlenecks when activated. The present work presents a grid state assessment, which takes into account the special features of the control reserve supply. The identification of a future grid state, which is necessary for an ex ante evaluation, poses the challenge of forecasting loads. The Boundary Load Flow method takes load uncertainties into account and is used to estimate a possible interval for all grid parameters. Grid congestions can thus be detected preventively and suppliers of control reserve can be approved or excluded. A validation in combination with an exemplary application shows the feasibility of the overall methodology.