CCSDS AOS can provide the communications services necessary for teleoperated rovers and distributed scientific instruments. The AOS protocols provide flexibility for changing mission requirements. Since the CCSDS protocols stop at he entrance into the ground network internetworking with ATM has been proposed. Incorporation of ATM into the ground segment of the DSN has been investigated in order to deal with the requirement of realtime voice and video. The background of establishing an appropriate internetworking scheme has been discussed.
The authors wish to express their appreciation to Dr. Richard Markley, JPL, who instigated and managed this work. The second author wishes to express his thanks to Prof. Charles Mc Corkell, Dublin City University, for his continuing support and encouragement.
The research described in this paper was carried out by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.