Unified Approach to Modeling and Simulation of Space Communication Networks and Systems
- Bhasin, Kul
- April 05, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Eddy, Wesley, Matthews, Seth, and Barritt, Brian
- hdl.handle.net , Connect to this object online.
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Network simulator software tools are often used to model the behaviors and interactions of applications, protocols, packets, and data links in terrestrial communication networks. Other software tools that model the physics, orbital dynamics, and RF characteristics of space systems have matured to allow for rapid, detailed analysis of space communication links. However, the absence of a unified toolset that integrates the two modeling approaches has encumbered the systems engineers tasked with the design, architecture, and analysis of complex space communication networks and systems. This paper presents the unified approach and describes the motivation, challenges, and our solution - the customization of the network simulator to integrate with astronautical analysis software tools for high-fidelity end-to-end simulation. Keywords space; communication; systems; networking; simulation; modeling; QualNet; STK; integration; space networks
- Other Subject(s):
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20100040705.
IEEE Systems Conference 2010; 5-8 Apr. 2010; San Diego, CA; United States.
- Copyright, Distribution as joint owner in the copyright.
View MARC record | catkey: 15993296