Networking in Interstellar Dimensions: Communicating With TRAPPIST-1

  title={Networking in Interstellar Dimensions: Communicating With TRAPPIST-1},
  author={Juan Andres Fraire and Marius Feldmann and Felix Walter and Elena Fantino and Scott C. Burleigh},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems},
The recent discovery of potentially habitable planets orbiting the TRAPPIST-1 system intensified interest in interstellar exploration. In these challenging mission concepts, communication protocols would need to cope with unprecedented signal propagation delays. In this paper, we propose and explore delay tolerant networking (DTN) technologies and analyze in a case study based on the TRAPPIST-1. Results suggests that DTN protocols features could become a valuable means to achieve data delivery… 

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