Extending Internet into Space – ESA DTN Testbed Implementation and Evaluation [chapter]

Christos Samaras, Ioannis Komnios, Sotirios Diamantopoulos, Efthymios Koutsogiannis, Vassilis Tsaoussidis, Giorgos Papastergiou, Nestor Peccia
2009 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
As the number and complexity of space missions increases, space communications enter a new era, where internetworking gradually replaces or assists traditional telecommunication protocols. The Delay Tolerant Network (DTN) architecture has recently emerged as a communication system for challenged networks, originally designed for the Interplanetary Internet. In the context of our project with ESA called "Extending Internet into Space -ESA DTN Testbed Implementation and Evaluation" we intend to
more » ... ploy a distributed, flexible and scalable DTN testbed for space communications. The testbed will provide the supportive infrastructure for the design and evaluation of space-suitable DTN protocols, architectures, and routing policies to allow efficient deep-space communications. Throughout the project, we will demonstrate the operational capabilities of the DTN protocols in space; design and evaluate novel transport protocols and architectures for reliable data transfer in space; and investigate routing algorithms that comply with ESA's policies and resource status.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_37 fatcat:3pjlc7ugsbasdfug3gpp3yfm7y