Satellite Control Center Systems

RT Logic is the leader in supplying Front End processor (FEP) and Network Gateways for satellite control center applications for both government and commercial customers.

Front-End Processors connect satellite Command & Control (C2) systems to COMSEC devices on the “Red side” of a satellite ground architecture, and Network Gateways connect from the “Black side” of a COMSEC device to wide area network (WAN). RT Logic has long been the leader in IP-to-serial FEPs and Gateways for satellite control centers. As networks evolve to become all-IP-based, satellite control centers and COMSEC devices are starting to follow. RT Logic has emerged as the leader in supporting these newer IP-based architectures with our Software FEP and Software Gateway products. Whether your control center application will be serial or IP-based, give RT Logic’s Satellite Control Center experts a call.

T501 Front-End Processor

Connects satellite Command & Control (C2) systems to COMSEC devices – performing the full range commanding and telemetry processing functions • Supports the interface to and the control of all commonly used COMSEC equipment (KG61/62s, Mykotronx units, KI-17, KIV-7, and KS252 etc) • Extensive CCSDS Support, GEMS-compliant control and status interface.

T500GT Network Gateway

Connects Satellite Command and Control (C2) systems and associated COMSEC devices to a WAN • Deterministically transmits data content over IP networks; performs telemetry, commanding, and CCSDS processing • Supports both serial and IP interfaces on the satellite control center side.

Software Front-End Processor and Gateway Systems

All of the functionality of the hardware-based T501 FEP or T500GT, but in a software-only form • Scalable, memory-efficient, runs on RT Logic hardware systems or customer-provided platforms • Scalability Features and blade server architecture support • Support for leading virtualization environments.

AFSCN Network Gateway

Performs the protocol and interface processing required to connect a satellite control center to AFSCN ground antenna sites; includes command and telemetry processing and enables monitoring and control of the remote ground station equipment • Supports Ternary, Binary, Dibit, and EXU serial formats.

Related Products and Capabilities

  • DataDefender – provides forward error correction to ensure delivery of packets across a lossy IP network, without the burden of TCP/IP retransmission of lost packets.
  • CCSDS SLE – interoperate with remote ground stations using the standard CSSDS SLE protocols
  • CyberC4 - a family of products tailored to protect your satellite ground network form Cyber attack

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