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MACHETE: environment for space networking evaluation

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dc.contributor.author Jennings, Esther H.
dc.contributor.author Segui, John S.
dc.contributor.author Woo, Simon
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-26T22:56:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-26T22:56:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-25
dc.identifier.citation SpaceOps Conference 2010, Huntsville, Alabama, April 25-30, 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45055
dc.description.abstract Space Exploration missions requires the design and implementation of space networking that differs from terrestrial networks. In a space networking architecture, interplanetary communication protocols need to be designed, validated and evaluated carefully to support different mission requirements. As actual systems are expensive to build, it is essential to have a low cost method to validate and verify mission/system designs and operations. This can be accomplished through simulation. Simulation can aid design decisions where alternative solutions are being considered, support trade-studies and enable fast study of what-if scenarios. It can be used to identify risks, verify system performance against requirements, and as an initial test environment as one moves towards emulation and actual hardware implementation of the systems. We describe the development of Multi-mission Advanced Communications Hybrid Environment for Test and Evaluation (MACHETE) and its use cases in supporting architecture trade studies, protocol performance and its role in hybrid simulation/emulation. The MACHETE environment contains various tools and interfaces such that users may select the set of tools tailored for the specific simulation end goal. The use cases illustrate tool combinations for simulating space networking in different mission scenarios. This simulation environment is useful in supporting space networking design for planned and future missions as well as evaluating performance of existing networks where non-determinism exist in data traffic and/or link conditions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2010 en_US
dc.title MACHETE: environment for space networking evaluation en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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