Principal Author: Ms. Pooja Wagh
Title of Paper: Space Based Internet Emulation
Abstract: We envision that each Earth Sciences observation satellite participates in a Space Based Internet (SBI). That is, that each satellite is capable of originating traffic, terminating traffic, and, most importantly, is capable of switching traffic traveling between other satellites and the ground. To achieve a SBI, each observation satellite carries a communications system with several channels or beams (RF or optical) and a network control processor to switch traffic between the several communications channels and local payload. Most switching will take place at the network layer (Internet Protocols), but we also consider switching at other layers (data link) to ascertain the benefits of quality of service management and traffic balancing management.
The advantages of a Space Based Internet in which each observation satellite takes part are several fold:
We describe our architecture and design for a Space Based Internet emulation system.