Machine Learning and Intelligent Communications. Second International Conference, MLICOM 2017, Weihai, China, August 5-6, 2017, Proceedings, Part I

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A Full-Protocol-Stack Testbed for Space Network Protocol Emulation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-73564-1_33,
        author={Xiaoqin Ni and Kanglian Zhao and Wenfeng Li},
        title={A Full-Protocol-Stack Testbed for Space Network Protocol Emulation},
        proceedings={Machine Learning and Intelligent Communications. Second International Conference, MLICOM 2017, Weihai, China, August 5-6, 2017, Proceedings, Part I},
        proceedings_a={MLICOM},
        year={2018},
        month={2},
        keywords={Lab-based testbed Full network protocol stack IP over CCSDS Space link},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-73564-1_33}
    }
    
  • Xiaoqin Ni
    Kanglian Zhao
    Wenfeng Li
    Year: 2018
    A Full-Protocol-Stack Testbed for Space Network Protocol Emulation
    MLICOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73564-1_33
Xiaoqin Ni1,*, Kanglian Zhao1,*, Wenfeng Li1,*
  • 1: Nanjing University
*Contact email: nixiaoqin44@163.com, zhaokanglian@nju.edu.cn, leewf_cn@hotmail.com

Abstract

With the rapid development of space networks, new space communications protocols are emerging, for which emulation is an essential step during design and test. In this paper, we propose a lab-based testbed, in which software and hardware tools are utilized together to emulate full network protocol stack. A software protocol gateway is implemented to preform protocol conversion like IP over CCSDS in Data Link Layer. A specified hardware, Cortex CRT-Q is adopted for accurate emulation of space links, which connects upper layers with Physical Layer. Thus, our testbed benefit from both the fidelity provided by hardware and flexibility brought by software.