• THE ART OF INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TELEMETRY BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT

      Cerna, Peter J.; Klein, Pamela R.; Mullett, Joy; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; United Space Alliance; Hernandez Engineering, Inc. (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2001-10)
      The technicalities of sharing telemetry bandwidth have been addressed in design and specification for the builders of the International Space Station. But success in sharing bandwidth comes from building relationships, documenting guidelines, negotiating, understanding human nature, peer review and willingness to participate in an evolving process. The station, 240 miles above Earth, moves through space at 17,000 mph, has its mass added to by humans and machines, regularly docks with visiting spacecraft, has year-round residents, and communicates with space agencies around the globe. Each new module -- with associated computers, multiplexers, and communications buses -- creates additional telemetry demands.