Determining the limit values in end-to-end secure communication within satellite network with FNBDT/SCIP


ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART A-ENERGY SCIENCE AND RESEARCH, vol.29, no.1, pp.627-642, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Although new network technologies provide numerous capabilities today, the diversity of the communication networks and their standards has brought out tremendous problems about harmony and interoperability of the communication devices. Providing end-to-end secure communication on different network infrastructures has needed much effort than usual. Some developed countries were become aware of the problem and started some studies at the end of the 20th century. One of the important studies on this problem was Future Narrow Band Digital Terminal (FNBDT) Project started by USA. The aim of the project was to achieve end-to-end secure communication of different terminal devices communicating on different networks. Later, NATO countries got involved in this work with the title Secure Communication Interoperability Protocol (SCIP). This paper submits the results of FNBDT/SCIP tests done by terminal emulator on satellite networks and discusses the obtained results from different perspectives.