SCIENCE & EXPLORATION
XipLink’s robust wireless optimization software has a long history in science and exploration. Based on the Space Communications Protocol Specification (SCPS), wireless optimization algorithms have evolved from a focus on links from spacecraft to earth, to links from earth station to earth station across a space segment and now across terrestrial links from remote devices to base stations.
Scientists and researchers are using IP networks to move greater and greater amounts of raw data from remote sites to research labs. In some cases these sites are unmanned, leading to a requirement for a very high degree of reliability in any installed equipment. XipLink’s legacy of aerospace research delivers the industry’s most reliable, high performance wireless optimization for use in very remote locations.
Designed primarily for terrestrial networks, the performance of traditional TCP/IP diminishes unacceptably across space and wireless links and these inefficiencies have a significant negative impact when researchers are moving very large amounts of data between remote sites.
Protocol inefficiencies are due to several factors, primarily long propagation times, high error rates due to radio-frequency interference, and asymmetry in the capacity of Space-Earth links. SCPS – Transport Protocol (TP) addresses these issues by specific yet flexible algorithms that manage the data transport more efficiently and more deterministically.
Under the leadership of NASA, SCPS-TP is now recognized internationally as ISO Recommendation 15893:2000, Consultative Committee on Space Data Systems CCSDS 714.0-B-1, and military standard MIL-STD-2045-44000.
XipLink’s XE-Series of wireless optimizer software is increasingly being embedded in exploratory vehicles for terrestrial, space or near space missions and can easily be integrated with third party systems running BSD, Linux or Windows. In combination with the XA-Series of appliances researchers can be guaranteed to gain the maximum possible capacity over terrestrial or space based wireless links for delivery of very high volumes of data.