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Delay-tolerant networking for space flight operations: design and development

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dc.contributor.author Burleigh, Scott C.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-14T17:54:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-14T17:54:57Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05-12
dc.identifier.citation SpaceOps 2008, Heidelberg, Germany, May 12-16, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 08-1019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45362
dc.description.abstract Interplanetary Overlay Network (ION) is an implementation of the Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) architecture that is specifically intended to be usable for interplanetary communications. As such, its design differs in several ways from that of other implementations including DTN2, the reference implementation of the DTN Bundle Protocol. This paper briefly reviews the constraints on interplanetary communication that argue against the suitability not only of most off-the-shelf Internet technology but also of many DTN implementations. It then describes the operational components of ION, including its implementations of both the Bundle Protocol and the Licklider Transmission Protocol, noting the ways in which they address those constraints. Features of the system are explained with reference to their counterparts in the Internet architecture. The paper concludes with some notes on ION testing experience to date and plans for additional development in the future. 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, 2008 en_US
dc.subject DTN en_US
dc.subject Interplanetary Overlay Network (ION) en_US
dc.title Delay-tolerant networking for space flight operations: design and development en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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