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Preliminary Results from a Model-Driven Architecture Methodology for Development of an Event-Driven Space Communications Service ConceptNASA's next generation space communications network will involve dynamic and autonomous services analogous to services provided by current terrestrial wireless networks. This architecture concept, known as the Space Mobile Network (SMN), is enabled by several technologies now in development. A pillar of the SMN architecture is the establishment and utilization of a continuous bidirectional control plane space link channel and a new User Initiated Service (UIS) protocol to enable more dynamic and autonomous mission operations concepts, reduced user space communications planning burden, and more efficient and effective provider network resource utilization. This paper provides preliminary results from the application of model driven architecture methodology to develop UIS. Such an approach is necessary to ensure systematic investigation of several open questions concerning the efficiency, robustness, interoperability, scalability and security of the control plane space link and UIS protocol.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Roberts, Christopher J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Morgenstern, Robert M.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Israel, David J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Borky, John M.
(Colorado State Univ. Fort Collins, CO, United States)
Bradley, Thomas H.
(Colorado State Univ. Fort Collins, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
October 12, 2017
Publication Date
October 10, 2017
Subject Category
Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command And Tracking
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Meeting Information
Meeting: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Start Date: October 10, 2017
End Date: October 12, 2017
Sponsors: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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