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Space Mobile Network Concepts for Missions Beyond Low Earth OrbitThe Space Mobile Network (SMN) is an architectural framework that will allow for quicker, more efficient and more easily available space communications services, providing user spacecraft with an experience similar to that of terrestrial mobile network users. While previous papers have described SMN concept using examples of users in low-Earth orbit, the framework can also be applied beyond the near-Earth environment. This paper details how SMN concepts such as user-initiated services, which will enable users to request access to high-performance link resources in response to real-time science or operational events, would be applied in and beyond the near-Earth regime. Specifically, the paper explores the application of user-initiated services to direct-to-Earth (DTE), relay, and DTE/relay hybrid scenarios in near-Earth, lunar, Martian and other space regimes.
Document ID
20180003230
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Israel, David J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Roberts, Christopher J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Morgenstern, Robert M.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Gao, Jay L.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Tai, Wallace S.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
June 4, 2018
Publication Date
May 28, 2018
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN55637
Meeting Information
AIAA Intenational Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps 2018)(Marseille)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
CubeSat and Autonomy
Communication

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