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Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Network Control PerformanceThis paper discusses the performance of the network control function for the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) very small aperture terminal (VSAT) full mesh network. This includes control of all operational activities such as acquisition, synchronization, timing and rain fade compensation as well as control of all communications activities such as on-demand integrated services (voice, video, and date) connects and disconnects Operations control is provided by an in-band orderwire carried in the baseboard processor (BBP) control burst, the orderwire burst, the reference burst, and the uplink traffic burst. Communication services are provided by demand assigned multiple access (DAMA) protocols. The ACTS implementation of DAMA protocols ensures both on-demand and integrated voice, video and data services. Communications services control is also provided by the in-band orderwire but uses only the reference burst and the uplink traffic burst. The performance of the ACTS network control functions have been successfully tested during on-orbit checkout and in various VSAT networks in day to day operations. This paper discusses the network operations and services control performance.
Document ID
19960052626
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Coney, T. A. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1996
Publication Information
Publication: Advanced Communication Technology Satellite Results Conference
Volume: Part 1
Subject Category
Communications and Radar
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.