Analysis and Optimisation of CODE Protocols - Benchmarking the USI Router

European Space Agency (ESA)

This project investigated the performance of a transputer-based User Station Interface (USI) developed as part of the CODE programme for ESA. The USI performs IP routing, with an interface to a Very Small Apperture Terminal (VSAT) which allows the USI to dynamically adjust the satellite bandwidth and also receive multicast data sent from a central hun site. Aberdeen University is responsible for measuring the performance of the unit under operational conditions. Aberdeen University has also conducted performance tests of the complete CODE system, including the HSC (Hub Station Controller) to evaluate the equipment and provide performance data for ESA.


Researchers current working on this research project are: