The OpenSAND platform
Welcome on OpenSAND Open Source Community.
OpenSAND, formerly known as Platine, is an user-friendly and efficient tool to emulate satellite communication systems, mainly DVB-RCS - DVB-S2. It provides a suitable and simple means for performance evaluation and innovative access and network techniques validation. Its ability to interconnect real equipments with real applications provides excellent demonstration means.
This platform has been initially developped by Thales Alenia Space in the frame of IST european projects, R&T CNES studies and internal research. It has been also promoted by CNES (French Space Center) as a reference open-source software tool within its research and development studies and activities in the domain of satellite communication systems and networks.