Performance of bundle protocol for deep-space communications

  title={Performance of bundle protocol for deep-space communications},
  author={Kanglian Zhao and Ruhai Wang and Scott C. Burleigh and Alaa Sabbagh and Wenwei Wu and Mauro De Sanctis},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems},
Delay/disruption tolerant networking (DTN) was developed to enable automated network communications despite frequent and lengthy link disruptions and long link delay. DTN communications rely heavily on a bundle protocol (BP) that uses the well-known approach of store and forward with optional custody transfer for which a node agrees to hold BP data units, bundles, in memory (or storage) until its successful reception is acknowledged by the next node. However, in the presence of long link… 

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