SOURCE: Anue Systems

February 01, 2007 11:57 ET

Anue Systems Enables NextGen Satellite Innovations

Emulators Are Used to Model a High Speed Satellite Communications Network

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 1, 2007 -- Anue Systems, the performance leader in network delay and impairment emulation, was an enabler for recent advances in the Transformational Satellite Communications (TSAT) project, an initiative sponsored by the U.S. military to achieve protected, mobile, broadband, IP-based connectivity to strategic and tactical users worldwide.

The goal of TSAT is to integrate the existing satellite communications network with a next-generation system, now in production, to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations not possible today. The new system will combine data from multiple ISR platforms to establish a common view of a situation that is available to all involved with an operation, including ground, sea, and air troops, on-site command and control centers, and decision-makers in the U.S.

Recent tests at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Labs demonstrated the interoperability of the TSAT next-generation processor router (NGPR) with a government reference ground terminal. Additional tests in Redondo Beach, CA demonstrated the ability to integrate payloads to create a unified situational view from multiple sources. In both of these tests, Anue solutions were used to emulate the eventual production network environment with latency, bit errors and frequency shifts.

"Anue Systems is proud to be a part of the TSAT initiative," said Hemi Thaker, President and CEO of Anue. "We developed a Doppler shift capability especially for this type of application. It can shift a live signal in increments as small as one part per million to emulate the movement of satellites relative to each other and to ground stations. Combine that with the world's only line-rate 10-gigabit network emulator and our ability to reproduce the high delay, up to a second or more, found in satellite networks and you have the only system capable of emulating a high-speed satellite network like TSAT, which is why they've been using Anue System 10 gigabit network emulators since 2004."

The tests are part of the Risk Reduction and System Definition phase of the TSAT Space Segment program. The successful execution of the various tests positions the members of the project to move TSAT development forward with confidence in the design. Companies involved in the TSAT and NGPR projects include: Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, Ball Aerospace, General Dynamics, IBM, L-3 Communications, Cisco Systems, BBN Technologies, Hughes Network Systems, Lucent Technologies and Harris.

About Anue Systems, Inc.

Anue Network Emulators increase time to market of new applications, products and services by bringing real world network conditions to the test lab. Anue's hardware-based emulator provides maximum precision and repeatability as well as full line rate performance thus increasing confidence of the final deployed solution. Anue customers include major network equipment manufacturers, telecom providers, government contractors, research institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Anue Emulators operate at full line rate up to 11.3Gbps while supporting multiple protocols, including IP, Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, OTN, and CPRI. Based in Austin TX, Anue Systems has built a world-class team with expertise in network testing and performance. For more information, visit Anue's website at http://www.anuesystems.com.

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