Design of moving experimentation facility to showcase satellite integration into 5G
This paper presents the end-to-end design of the Satellite-enabled 5G Moving Experimentation Facility (S5GMEF) which is currently under development and aims to showcase the satellite integration into 5G with focus on satellite backhauling solutions. It elaborates on the satellite transport network between the 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) and the 5G Core (5GC), where design aspects on the satellite network integration into the standard 3GPP 5GC architecture are detailed. It also addresses the split of the 5G system between the Central Node and the Edge Node, which is hosted on-board a satellite connected vehicle. The paper describes also the Management and Orchestration (MANO) and Network Functions Virtualisation Infrastructure (NFVI) features of the S5GMEF.