• A SATELLITE MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM ON AN OPEN PLATFORM

      Patel, Bharat; LaVallee, Dave; Loral Data Systems; Loral AeroSys (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1993-10)
      Schedule and budget constraints have created a need to produce satellite control centers quickly and efficiently. This need drives the development of a reconfigureable satellite control center. This paper describes such a system. The system is built on an open platform. It can be produced quickly and adapted to a specific satellite or satellites easily. It performs the core functions necessary to monitor and control satellites, and is continually adding new functionality. The system's architecture and openness allow upgrading for new requirements or improvements in technology.
    • TELEMETRY NETWORKING USING ATM TECHNOLOGY

      Waggener, W. N.; Kelley, J.; Loral Data Systems (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1993-10)
      The 1990's has been an era of integrating telemetry systems into networks. With the networking of telemetry systems, communications between systems is increasingly important. The telemetry system is no longer an isolated subsystem and the requirement for ubiquitous, distribution of telemetry data is also increasing. With declining DoD budgets, the cost of providing, not only, range-wide data distribution, but also, inter-range distribution is a major issue. Recent developments in commercial telecommunication data services may provide an answer to the range communications problems. In this paper, the use of Asynchronous transfer Mode (ATM) technology is examined as a means for transporting telemetry and other range data.