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SimBOX: a scalable architecture for aggregate distributed command and control of spaceport and service constellation
Author(s): Guru Prasad; Sanjay Jayaram; Jami Ward; Pankaj Gupta
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, Aximetric proposes a decentralized Command and Control (C2) architecture for a distributed control of a cluster of on-board health monitoring and software enabled control systems called SimBOX that will use some of the real-time infrastructure (RTI) functionality from the current military real-time simulation architecture. The uniqueness of the approach is to provide a “plug and play environment” for various system components that run at various data rates (Hz) and the ability to replicate or transfer C2 operations to various subsystems in a scalable manner. This is possible by providing a communication bus called “Distributed Shared Data Bus” and a distributed computing environment used to scale the control needs by providing a self-contained computing, data logging and control function module that can be rapidly reconfigured to perform different functions. This kind of software-enabled control is very much needed to meet the needs of future aerospace command and control functions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5423, Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science VIII, (13 August 2004);
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Guru Prasad, Aximetric, Inc. (United States)
Sanjay Jayaram, Aximetric, Inc. (United States)
Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Jami Ward, Aximetric, Inc. (United States)
Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Pankaj Gupta, Aximetric, Inc. (United States)
Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5423:
Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science VIII
Dawn A. Trevisani; Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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