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STRS Project

Space Telecommunications Radio System (STRS) is the project to meet future space communications and navigation system needs by defining an open architecture for NASA space and ground software-defined radios (SDRs).  The STRS project is currently developing the Standard to provide a common, consistent framework to abstract the application software from the radio platform hardware to reduce the cost and risk of using complex reconfigurable and reprogrammable radio systems across NASA missions. The Standard achieves this objective by defining an architecture to enable the reuse of applications (waveforms and services implemented on the SDR) across heterogeneous SDR platforms and reduce dependence on a single vendor.  The architecture supports existing (e.g., legacy) communications needs and capabilities, while providing a path to more capable, advanced waveform development and mission concepts.