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Deployment, Management, & Operations of Internet Routers for Space-Based Communication
Sims, Zack A.

2015, Master of Information and Telecommunication Systems (MITS), Ohio University, Information and Telecommunication Systems (Communication).
This thesis addresses certain technical and financial challenges associated with the deployment and operation of relay spacecraft using the Internet Protocol as the primary routing protocol. Though IP in space has been a hot topic for nearly a decade, few studies address the capabilities of management protocols being used to operate a geostationary fleet. Likewise, few have addressed the real-world cost structure of replacing a traditional bent-pipe fleet with an IP-enabled fleet. Within our research, we investigate whether SNMP, TFTP, and SCP are capable of meeting the Tracking, Telemetry, and Command requirements set by a real-world geostationary relay service provider. We also investigate the driving forces of relay deployment and operational costs, identify Rough Order of Magnitude costs for a geostationary IP-enabled relay, and define a financial profile categorizing the costs of replacing a bent-pipe fleet with an IP-enabled fleet.
Hans Kruse (Advisor)
Shawn Ostermann (Committee Member)
Philip Campbell (Committee Member)
Wesley Eddy (Committee Member)
89 p.

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