A model for communications satellite system architecture assessment
Gerhart, Charlotte M.
Huynh, Thomas V.
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Communications satellite system architecture trades traditionally consider only the cost per unit of capacity provided. This selection method ignores the other requirements with which the system architectures were designed and which are critical to providing a capability to the warfighter. A survey of communications satellite systems identified five common attributes that are incorporated in the design process: communications capacity; access; interoperability; commandability; and information assurance and protection. A mathematical model was implemented to enable the analysis of communications satellite system architectures based on multiple system attributes. Utilization of the model in a hypothetical case indicates system selection can differ from the traditional solution when additional key performance attributes are considered.
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