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Contact Graph Routing in DTN Space Networks: Overview, Enhancements and Performance

Araniti, Giuseppe and Bezirgiannidis, Nikolaos and Birrane, Edward and Bisio, Igor and Burleigh, Scott and Caini, Carlo and Feldman, Marius and Marchese, Mario and Segui, John and Suzuki, Kiyohisa (2015) Contact Graph Routing in DTN Space Networks: Overview, Enhancements and Performance. IEEE Communications Magazine, 53 (3). pp. 38-46. ISSN 0163-6804.

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Delay- and Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTNs) are based on an overlay protocol and on the store-carry-forward paradigm. In practice, each DTN node can store information for a long time before forwarding it. DTNs are particularly suited to cope with the challenges imposed by the space environment. This paper is focused on routing in space DTNs, and in particular on contact graph routing (CGR) and its most representative enhancements, available in the literature, which are briefly surveyed in this work. Moreover, the applicability and the obtained performance of the DTN protocol stack and of the CGR have been evaluated by presenting results from real experimental experiences such as the Deep Impact Network experiment (employing the EPOXI space cruise), the JAXA jointly performed space link demonstrations with NASA (where the JAXA's GEO relay satellite called Data Relay Test Satellite has been used), the Space Data Routers European Project, and the pilot operation of a DTN implementation on the International Space Station (ISS).

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Additional Information:© 2015 IEEE. Date of Current Version : 18 March 2015. This research was carried out in part at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Government sponsorship is acknowledged.
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Official Citation:Araniti, G.; Bezirgiannidis, N.; Birrane, E.; Bisio, I.; Burleigh, S.; Caini, C.; Feldmann, M.; Marchese, M.; Segui, J.; Suzuki, K., "Contact graph routing in DTN space networks: overview, enhancements and performance," Communications Magazine, IEEE , vol.53, no.3, pp.38,46, March 2015 doi: 10.1109/MCOM.2015.7060480
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