Using OPNET With Satcom Planning
This paper presents a methodology for developing OPNET simulation models representing a wide range of SATCOM deployment scenarios. The model development process includes: developing a set of OPNET process models representing SATCOM network elements, mapping SATCOM link performance analysis results to the simulation model, and automatically generating an OPNET network model representing a SATCOM deployment scenario. The process also includes integrating the SATCOM model with other OPNET network scenarios, which are separately created using the OPNET Modeler. The methodology has been applied to developing the SATCOM Network Planning Toolset (SNPT). Illustrating the capabilities of SNPT, this paper presents the feasibility and effectiveness of the technologies based on the methodologies developed.