Communcations Protocol

Design and implementation of custom communication protocols is a specialty of Tiger Innovations. We have significant experience with TCP/IP (and UDP/IP) based applications. We architected an entire communication system for a constellation of satellites, including forward error correction, simple packet encryption and authentication, and a method of connecting the satellite network to the Internet.

Tiger Innovations is also capable of undertaking smaller scale projects. For example, we have designed several custom protocols for intra-satellite communications, usually stack-based packet protocols (approaching a spacecraft-LAN in one case). Many of these protocols have been point-to-point based transport protocols, allowing application-to-application communication without application interference in, or knowledge of, the underlying communication method. We have tried to design the protocols so that they are scalable for future needs, while balancing the need for efficient implementation.

In addition to the custom designed protocols, we have extensive experience with standard protocols, such as PPP, HDLC, ISDN, and MIL-STD-1553.