Delay-Tolerant Networking work:
Saratoga Bundle Protocol work Interplanetary Internet work HTTP-DTN
Bundle Protocol work
Work done with colleagues at NASA Glenn Research Center.
Theoretical work on delay-tolerant networking.
What I'm struck by is the lack of intellectual modesty in the computer science community. We are happy to enshrine into engineering designs mere hypotheses--and vague ones at that--about the hardest and most profound questions faced by science, as if we already possess perfect knowledge... An aeronautical engineer would never put passengers in a plane based on an untested, speculative theory, but computer scientists commit analogous sins all the time. -- Jaron Lanier, You are not a gadget.
The Bundle Protocol is one approach to delay-tolerant networking (DTN).
The Bundle Protocol was developed in the Internet Research Task Force's Delay-Tolerant Networking Research Group (IRTF DTNRG) as their preferred approach to DTN networking. We have analysed and assessed the Bundle Protocol, found drawbacks, and have proposed workarounds. The Bundle Protocol lacks any notion of reliability, and ignores the well-known end-to-end principle. We have been attempting to address this, to increase reliability and performance in bundle networks.
As well as this theoretical work, we have conducted practical work in being the first to test the Bundle Protocol in space for the Interplanetary Internet.
- Assessing the Bundle Protocol and alternative approaches to data bundling in delay-tolerant networks, Wesley M. Eddy, ch. 7, Advances in Delay-tolerant Networks (DTNs): Architecture and Advanced Performance, J. Rodrigues (ed.), Woodhead Publishing, November 2014, pp. 139-157.
- Assessing and improving an approach to delay-tolerant networking, Lloyd Wood, First Annual CCSR Research Symposium (CRS 2011), 30 June 2011.
- Sharing the dream: The consensual networking hallucination offered by the Bundle Protocol, Lloyd Wood, Peter Holliday, Daniel Floreani and Wesley M. Eddy, Proceedings of the Workshop on the Emergence of Delay-/Disruption-Tolerant Networks (E-DTN), St. Petersburg, Russia, 14 October 2009.
- A Bundle of Problems, Lloyd Wood, Wesley M. Eddy and Peter Holliday, IEEE Aerospace conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2009.
- Reliability: further points for discussion, Lloyd Wood, Wesley M. Eddy and Will Ivancic, slideset presented at the IETF 73 DTN research group meeting, November 2008 (audio, 41:00-1:11:00).
- UK-DMC satellite first to transfer sensor data from space using 'bundle' protocol, SSTL press release, 11 September 2008.
- Reliability: points for discussion, Lloyd Wood, Wesley M. Eddy and Will Ivancic, slideset prepared for the IETF 71 IRTF DTN research group meeting, March 2008 (audio recording).
- Reliability-only Ciphersuites for the Bundle Protocol, Wesley M. Eddy, Lloyd Wood and Will Ivancic, work in progress as an internet-draft, version -09 submitted to the
IETF IRTF, May 2011.
- Paths Towards Patching the Bundle Protocol's (Un)Reliability, Wesley M. Eddy, slideset presented at the IETF 69 DTNRG group meeting (audio recording), Chicago, July 2007.
- The DTN Bundle Protocol Payload Checksum Block, Wesley M. Eddy and Lloyd Wood, expired internet-draft, version -00 submitted to the
IETF IRTF, July 2007.
- Checksum coverage and delivery of errored content, Lloyd Wood, Wesley M. Eddy, Jim McKim and Will Ivancic, work in progress, July 2007.