TT&C COMMUNICATIONS ARCHITECTURE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF MILSATCOM SYSTEMS
AuthorWolfson, Charles R.
AffiliationDefense Communications Agency
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AbstractMilitary Satellite Communication (MILSATCOM) systems are developed and deployed to provide enduring communications for essential Department of Defense (DoD) missions (Reference 1-5). These missions must be completed under the direct influence of, and subsequent to, hostile electromagnetic and physical attacks. Additionally, mission and TT&C communications must be capable of propagating through a disturbed atmosphere (Ref 6). The classic tracking, telemetry and control (TT&C) functions provide critical support to all essential communications missions. Enduring TT&C is necessary for effective enduring MILSATCOM missions (Ref 7). The next generation of MILSATCOM systems includes many capabilities that can be shared by the mission traffic and TT&C communications to efficiently and effectively accomplish both objectives. This paper advocates an integration of TT&C into the communications channels for the next generation of MILSATCOM Systems.
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