Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Services

Create more dynamic, cloud-centric operations

OpenSpace for Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Missions

Enabling more automated, scalable and dynamic operations

Challenge — Manual and static equipment chains
The traditional approach of manually cabling hardware back-to-back to deliver a service is time-consuming, hard to deploy and is challenged to keep pace with demands of the EO and RS world. Plus, there is growing demand to drive data to the cloud for enhanced processing.

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OpenSpace Dynamic Ground System

Solution — OpenSpace Platform for Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Missions
The OpenSpace platform is the industry’s only fully virtualized, software-defined and orchestrated satellite ground system platform that addresses this need for highly EO/RS dynamic services. The software defined platform leverages industry standards, advanced automation and scalability to address the challenge.

Advantages of OpenSpace

EO and Remote Sensing Service Chain

Kratos’ OpenSpace EO and remote sensing service chain
With OpenSpace, organizations can move from a standalone physical or virtualized capability to fully cloud-centric service chains. EO and remote sensing businesses can immediately benefit from automation and scalable operations. Learn More

OpenSpace EO and Remote Sensing Service Chain

WAN Transport Protector (OWTP) WAN Transport Protector (OWTP) – assures the transport of digitized IP packets across any potential impaired WAN links.

Wideband Receiver (ORX) Wideband Receiver (ORX) – offers an unmatched level of digital signal processing in software with 600 Mbps of throughput to support downlinks across several hundred MHz of instantaneous bandwidth.

Stream Processor/Recorder (OSPR) Stream Processor/Recorder (OSPR) - supports recording of Earth Observation & Remote Sensing satellite sensor telemetry, allowing for highly- configurable options for recording of data during a spacecraft pass for playback or streaming in real-time.

Controller

OpenSpace Controller
The OpenSpace controller intelligently and automatically sequences the WAN Transport Protector (OWTP), OpenSpace Receiver (ORX) and OpenSpace Stream Processor/Recorder (OSPR) to form the virtual EO/RS service chains. The service chain can then be activated and de-activated dynamically to react to changes in supply, demand, and threat.

How Are Service Chains Deployed?

The EO/RS service chain can be deployed in either cloud-centric or gateway-based environments to allow flexibility. The VNFs used for signal processing are automatically provisioned and deployed in the private- or public-cloud processing center.

Cloud-centric service chain deployment

Kratos’ Cloud-centric Service Chain Deployment

Gateway-based Service Chain Deployment

Kratos’ Gateway-based Service Chain Deployment

Learn More About the Entire EO and Remote Sensing Service Chain Products

EO and Remote Sensing Service Chain
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EO/RS service chains are cloud centric and can be activated and de-activated in tandem with satellite operations and user-generated demand. They dynamically react to changes in supply, demand, and threat.

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OpenSpace VNF Stream Processor/Recorder (OSPR)
OS-009 OpenSpace Stream Processor Recorder

Records satellite-based sensor telemetry or other payload data during a spacecraft pass, providing highly configurable options for CCSDS VCDU filtering and recording. The recording application supports real-time streaming of downlink data and routing to other processing chains in real-time.

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OpenSpace VNF Receiver (ORX)
OS-008 OpenSpace Wideband Receiver

Performs wideband signal processing of 600 Mbps of throughput to support downlinks across several hundred MHz of instantaneous bandwidth. This is an unmatched level of digital signal processing in software.

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OpenSpace VNF WAN Transport Protector (OWTP)
OS-010 OpenSpace WAN Transport Protector

Assures the transport of digitized IP packets across any potential impaired WAN links. The VNF protects application-specific data transfers against loss with no special router or network configuration.

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