Implementing the Interplanetary Internet

Abstract:


Efforts are underway to put more networking in the environment of outer space. An "Interplanetary Internet" has been proposed - but how will it function as a network? There are different views and approaches. In 2008 the first tests of the Interplanetary Internet in space, using the "Bundle Protocol" intended for delay- and disruption-tolerant networking, were carried out. This talk overviews those tests and the "Bundle Protocol" -- and the differing views of and approaches taken to these developments.