Accession Number:

ADA445342

Title:

Computer and Voice Network Management Through Low Earth Orbiting Satellites

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF INFORMATIONAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

This thesis provides a multi-faceted approach to preliminary feasibility studies for using satellite networks within the Center of Network Innovation and Experimentations CENETIX research programs, with particular emphasis on Low Earth Orbiting LEO Satellite network solutions. Our exploration of management techniques for remote sensor technologies employing low throughput rate LEO satellite links revealed methods that connectivity can be tested when the connection is idle. Research into available amateur radio satellite assets lead to testing Automated Position Reporting System APRS satellites and terrestrial networks for common operational picture development in large geographical areas either too remote for common infrastructure or affected by disasters. The expansion of CENETIX s research opportunities led us to explore DIRECWAY and iDirect technologies as methods for expanding the Tactical Network Topology TNT network, and to test Nemesis new DIRECWAY functionality. Additionally, we explored potential communications usage for future satellites in The Office of the Secretary of Defense s TacSat program.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE