Accession Number : ADA588340


Title :   C2 of Next-Generation Satellites


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER PACIFIC SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Galdorisi, George ; Mroczek, Austin ; Volner, Rachel


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a588340.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : Space systems have come to be used so extensively that it is almost impossible to imagine tomorrow's military operating without the strategic, operational, and tactical advantages that they offer. In the words of then-Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn, Space systems enable our modern way of war. They allow our warfighters to strike with precision, to navigate with accuracy, to communicate with certainty, and to see the battlefield with clarity. Assured command and control (C2) of space systems is the assumption underlying the provision of these capabilities. While nanosatellites are a promising area of development, their assured C2 is strained at best due to communications shortfalls. A reliable, secure, low-power, cross-link would allow many space missions to be conducted by nanosatellites, while reducing program costs. We will show how this can be achieved by leveraging the MUOS constellation to create a cross-link for nanosatellites, which will allow them to provide a resilient capability with an affordable price tag.


Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , *CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *DATA LINKS , *NANOSTRUCTURES , *SATELLITE CONSTELLATIONS , COMPETITION , CONGESTION , JAMMING , LIMITATIONS , LOW COSTS , MILITARY BUDGETS , POLICIES , RISK , SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS , SPACECRAFT DEBRIS , SYMPOSIA , THREATS , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
      Telemetry
      Radio Communications
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE