Delay-Tolerant Networking work:
Saratoga Bundle Protocol work Interplanetary Internet work HTTP-DTN
Interplanetary Internet work
Work done with colleagues at NASA Glenn Research Center and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
Experimental work on delay-tolerant networking.
IP on Mars.
We have done considerable work in testing the Internet in space.
With the CLEO Cisco router in Low Earth Orbit, we demonstrated use of the Internet Protocol in space and integration with the terrestrial Internet. We are the first to test IPv6 in space.
Using computers onboard the UK-DMC satellite, we are the first to test Interplanetary Internet concepts, which the Bundle Protocol is proposed for, from space -- and we did so using the Internet Protocol, bringing the Interplanetary Internet and terrestrial Internet together. (The 'Interplanetary Internet' has also become known as the 'Solar System Internet').
Using Saratoga, we are the first to conduct Bundle Protocol transfers from space, running our first tests in January and August 2008 - as noted on Slashdot. Highlighted articles are good introductions.
- SSTL's 30 Firsts: First use of Interplanetary Internet v6 on board a satellite in orbit, UK-DMC1 (2003), 29 June 2015.
- Hosted Payload Pioneered Internet in Space, Surrey Satellite Technology US blog, 30 October 2012.
- Interplanetary Internet: bringing networking into space onboard UoSAT-12 and UK-DMC, Lloyd Wood, AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium, Guildford, 30 July 2011. On video.
- Large File Transfers from Space using Multiple Ground Terminals and Delay-Tolerant Networking, Will Ivancic, Phil Paulsen, Dave Stewart, John Taylor, Scott Lynch, Jay Heberle, James Northam, Chris Jackson and Lloyd Wood, IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2010), Miami, Florida, December 2010.
- Experience with delay-tolerant networking from orbit, Will Ivancic, Wesley M. Eddy, Dave Stewart, Lloyd Wood, James Northam and Chris Jackson, International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, special issue for best papers of ASMS 2008, vol. 28, issues 5-6, September-December 2010, pp. 335-351.
- DTN Tests on the Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) United Kingdom Disaster Monitoring Constellation Satellite (UKDMC), Will Ivancic, 2009 Workshop on Spacecraft Flight Software (FSW-09), Pasadena, California, November 2009.
- Implementing the Interplanetary Internet: differing approaches, Lloyd Wood, Surrey Space Centre Guest Lecture, 17 February 2009.
- CLEO Orbital Internet earns Time Magazine award, Robin Wolstenholme, Surrey Satellite Technology space blog, 14 November 2008.
- TIME's Best Inventions of 2008: #9 The Orbital Internet, Jeremy Caplan et al., Time Magazine, vol. 179 no. 19, 10 November 2008.
- Bits in space, Philip Baczewski, Network Connection, Benchmarks Online, University of North Texas, October 2008.
- Use of the Delay-Tolerant Networking Bundle Protocol from Space, Lloyd Wood, Will Ivancic, Wesley M. Eddy, Dave Stewart, James Northam, Chris Jackson and Alex da Silva Curiel, 59th International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, 30 September 2008.
- Killer ap, In Orbit, Frank Morring, Jr. (ed.), Aviation Week and Space Technology, 29 September 2008, p. 18.
- Delay-tolerant networking tested, Joab Jackson, Government Computer News, 24 September 2008.
- Spaced-out Internet, Physics Buzz, Physics Central, 12 September 2008.
- Tests underway of interplanetary internet, Matthew Sparkes, PC Pro (now alphr), 12 September 2008.
- UK-DMC satellite first to transfer sensor data from space using 'bundle' protocol, SSTL press release, 11 September 2008.
- Delay/Disruption-Tolerant Network Testing Using a LEO Satellite, Will Ivancic, Wesley M. Eddy, Lloyd Wood, Dave Stewart, Chris Jackson, James Northam and Alex da Silva Curiel, Eighth Annual NASA Earth Science Technology conference (ESTC 2008), University of Maryland, June 2008.
- Space-base DTN using a Commercially Available Low Earth Orbiting Satellite, Will Ivancic, slideset presented at the IETF 71 IRTF DTN research group meeting, March 2008 (audio recording from IETF 71 sessions).
- Buying back our own inventions, Keith Cowing, NASA Watch, 22 February 2008.
- NASA GRC Solicitation: Configuration Support for the United Kingdom Disaster Monitoring Constellation Satellites, NASA Glenn solicitation NNC08237667Q, 22 February 2008.
- Using Saratoga with a Bundle Agent as a Convergence Layer for Delay-Tolerant Networking, Lloyd Wood, Wesley M. Eddy, Will Ivancic, Jim McKim and Chris Jackson, work in progress as an internet-draft, version -14 submitted to the
IETF IRTF, April 2014.
- Practical use of the Internet Protocol to command satellites and payloads, Lloyd Wood, Fifth Space Internetworking Workshop, Baltimore, Maryland, 12-13 September 2006.
Articles placing our bundle-in-space testing in context with later NASA deep-space bundle tests:
- Despite delays, internet co-creator Vint Cerf still dreams of an interplanetary internet, Gina Smith, siliconANGLE, 1 October 2017.
- There will be Netflix on Mars, Daniel Oberhaus, Popular Mechanics, 1 March 2016.
- Interplanetary Internet passes test, Alan Boyle, Cosmic Log, MSNBC, 19 November 2008.
- NASA stretches the internet 20 million miles, Matthew Sparkes, PC Pro (now alphr), 19 November 2008.
- NASA testet Internet im All (in German), golem.de, 19 November 2008.