The RT Logic T500GT IP Gateway Protocol Translator is the next generation system for interconnecting control centers to baseband ground station antenna sites. The T500GT deterministically transports telemetry (TM), telecommand (TC), mission data, IRIG, and digitized analog signals between locations linked by commercial or private IP-based networks. Both serial-to-packet and packet-to-serial protocol conversions are supported, enabling the T500GT to perform protocol conversions between serial-interface devices and IP-based networks.
Control centers, ground stations, test sites, vehicle factories, and payload processing facilities are migrating from dedicated serial interconnections to commercially available IP networks. A system is needed that supports both legacy protocols and emerging net-centric protocols such as SLE. The T500GT connects existing serial-based ground telemetry systems to an IP network and acts as a bi-directional, ground-based data conduit from the satellite modem to the end user.
- Network compatibility
- Format support
- 5 Mbps command rate
- 20 Mbps telemetry and PCM simulator rate in low-rate mode