OpenSAND, formerly known as Platine is a satellite emulation testbed initially developed during the SATIP6 project. Secondly, the development has been continued in the frame of the SATSIX project. SATIP6 and SATSIX are both European IST projects. Finally, several CNES R&T studies have contributed to the enhancement of the testbed together with internal Thales Alenia Space R&D effort.
The OpenSAND project is now released under free licenses and the emulation testbed is mainly maintained by the collaboration work of Viveris Technologies, Thales Alenia Space and CNES.
OpenSAND emulates the main features of a SATCOM system, and has been inspired from the DVB-S2/RCS2 standards.
This section describes how OpenSAND works as a testbed and which features it provides to simplify the platform management and data analysis
The OpenSAND testbed description is splitted in: