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Study on implementing delay tolerant networking for deep-space communication
Author(s): Lixin Li; Huisheng Zhang; Guanzhong Dai
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Paper Abstract

Network applications must communicate with counterparts across disparate networking environments characterized by significantly different sets of physical and operational constraints; wide variations in transmission latency are particularly troublesome. The proposed Deep-Space Communication, which must encompass both terrestrial and interplanetary links, is an extreme case. The Internet protocols are ill suited for this purpose. This article discusses the current research challenges in the Deep-Space Communication, and identifies the fundamental principles that would underlie a delaytolerant networking (DTN) architecture and describe the main structural elements of that architecture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6795, Second International Conference on Space Information Technology, 67954M (10 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.774872
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Lixin Li, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Huisheng Zhang, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Guanzhong Dai, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6795:
Second International Conference on Space Information Technology

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