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The Deep Impact Network Experiment Operations Center

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dc.contributor.author Torgerson, J. Leigh
dc.contributor.author Clare, Loren
dc.contributor.author Wang, Shin-Ywan (Cindy)
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-17T20:29:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-17T20:29:40Z
dc.date.issued 2009-03-07
dc.identifier.citation IEEE 2009 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 7-14, 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 08-4292
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44877
dc.description.abstract Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) promises solutions in solving space communications challenges arising from disconnections as orbiters lose line-of-sight with landers, long propagation delays over interplanetary links, and other phenomena. DTN has been identified as the basis for the future NASA space communications network backbone, and international standardization is progressing through both the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). JPL has developed an implementation of the DTN architecture, called the Interplanetary Overlay Network (ION). ION is specifically implemented for space use, including design for use in a real-time operating system environment and high processing efficiency. In order to raise the Technology Readiness Level of ION, the first deep space flight demonstration of DTN is underway, using the Deep Impact (DI) spacecraft. Called the Deep Impact Network (DINET), operations are planned for Fall 2008. An essential component of the DINET project is the Experiment Operations Center (EOC), which will generate and receive the test communications traffic as well as “out-of-DTN band” command and control of the DTN experiment, store DTN flight test information in a database, provide display systems for monitoring DTN operations status and statistics (e.g., bundle throughput), and support query and analyses of the data collected. This paper describes the DINET EOC and its value in the DTN flight experiment and potential for further DTN testing. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2009 en_US
dc.subject Delay Tolerant Networking en_US
dc.subject flight experiment en_US
dc.title The Deep Impact Network Experiment Operations Center en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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