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The project develops engineering and planning tools for VSAT networks based on the SkyWAN® product family.
The objectives are to support:
The target is a powerful tool for governmental customers and similar organizations doing frequent reconfigurations of their networks due to e.g. changing mission areas. Crisis management and missions in changing parts of the world also are growing applications. These customers use the network planning and engineering tool as a part of the overall network management system.
The major benefits of the SkyNMS NPT are to support:
SkyNMS NPT provides network management support and applications that are used to safely prepare network configurations, including all planning and design tasks.
The SkyNMS NPT includes therefore functionality for the following tasks:
Perform link budget calculations, including
Perform TDMA network planning
Traffic modelling and carrier sizing
Transmission power control calculation
Overall model analysis and consistency checks
Figure: Footprint contours as shown in the mapper of the link budget tool
The complete project follows the software development process with built-in reviews:
After the final review, the software is released as a SkyNMS NPT product release.
The development is completed. Final verification has been performed and the Final Review with ESA was passed.