The Telecommunications Industry Association has published a new standard, "Satellite Network Modem System (SNMS) General Requirements," TIA-1073.000.
The document is a multi-part standard that, when taken in total, defines the requirements for a SNMS using time division multiplexing (TDM) and multi-frequency time division multiple access (MF-TDMA) signaling. The SNMS standard defines the technical requirements for meeting the functional capabilities described in TIA/EIA-157. This SNMS standard defines the requirements for hub-spoke as well as mesh satellite network topologies operating over transponded/transparent satellite systems.
Enhanced upper level networking interoperability requirements and encryption requirements are under development as other parts of this standard. The upper level networking requirements for SNMS are under development and will be provided by the SNMS network layer protocols (TIA-1073.001). The enhanced encryption requirements for SNMS are under development and will be provided by the SNMS encryption requirements (TIA-1073.002).
TIA-1073.000 was created by TIA TR-34.1 Subcommittee on Communications and Interoperability and released in October 2005.
The TIA is based in Arlington, VA. For more information visit www.tiaonline.org.