What You Should DoBy David F. Carr | Posted 2004-02-06 Email Print
Think your network is hard to manage? Try remote diagnosis and repair when you're relying on radio signals from Mars.
To Run A Space Network">
What You Should Do To Run A Space Network
- Automate processes.
Encode many operations in a remote device, so it can solve its own problems.
- Bulletproof your gear.
Refine systems under your direct control, like Deep Space Network antennas, to make sure they aren't the cause of an outage.
- Be persistent.
Analyze any shred of communication. Build theories. Exploit small wins.
- Simulate potential problems.
Test theories on duplicate devices, under your control, even if conditions aren't alike.