Resilient Network Advanced Testbed (RESINATE) concept
The RESINATE concept was formulated as a facility to support studies from the Air Force Future Space Communications program in the dynamics of network resiliency for diverse environments. Though in principle, the networks under study could be global (including spacecraft), most of the RESINATE sites have been considered local to New Mexico. RESINATE is considered to include the network nodes for real and emulated sites (ground, field, space platforms), modeling and simulation tools supporting emulation, and other parts of the infrastructure.
Above: RESINATE control room
25 kilometer slant range
Above: The 25 kilometer path used for laser communications testing. This test bed provides vendors with a facility for testing laser communications systems for space.