Chapter 47

Satellite Encryption

Daniel S. Soper     California State University, Fullerton, CA, United States


According to industry analysts, more than 4500 satellites will be in orbit by the year 2016. The implications of the continuing boom in satellites are revolutionary for those who did not have access to secure encrypted data in remote locations around the world. This chapter discusses how encryption algorithms will play a key role in the next stage of development for advanced virtual satellite systems that promise to replace monolithic satellites with clusters of wirelessly interconnected satellite modules. In addition to satellite encryption use by commercial organizations and governments, this chapter presents the implementation ...

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