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Spacecraft data and relay management using delay tolerant networking

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dc.contributor.author Krupiarz, Christopher J.
dc.contributor.author Jennings, Esther H.
dc.contributor.author Pang, Jackson N.
dc.contributor.author Schoolcraft, Joshua B.
dc.contributor.author Seguí, John S.
dc.contributor.author Torgerson, J. Leigh
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-08T18:15:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-08T18:15:07Z
dc.date.issued 2006-06-19
dc.identifier.citation SpaceOps 2006 Conference, Rome, Italy, June 19-23, 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-0947
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/41153
dc.description.abstract NASA’s demonstration of the successful transmission of relay data through the orbiting Mars Odyssey, Mars Global Surveyor, and Mars Express by the Mars Exploration Rovers has shown not only the benefit of using a relay satellite for multiple landed assets in a deep space environment but also the benefit of international standards for such an architecture. As NASA begins the quest defined in the Vision for Exploration with robotic and manned missions to the Moon, continues its study of Mars, and is joined in these endeavors by countries world-wide, landed assets transmitting data through relay satellites will be crucial for completing mission objectives. However, this method of data delivery will result in increased complexity in routing and prioritization of data transmission as the number of missions increases. Also, there is currently no standard method among organizations conducting such missions to return these data sets to Earth given a complex environment. One possibility for establishing such a standard is for mission designers to deploy protocols which fall under the umbrella of Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN). These developing standards include the Bundle Protocol (BP) which provides a standard, secure, store and forward mechanism designed for high latency and asymmetric communication links and the Licklider Transmission Protocol (LTP) which is used to provide a reliable deep space link transmission service. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries AIAA en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2006-5754 en_US
dc.subject delay tolerant networking en_US
dc.subject network congestion control algorithm en_US
dc.title Spacecraft data and relay management using delay tolerant networking en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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