This cutting-edge resource provides a comprehensive treatment of applying delay-tolerant networking (DTN) principles to satellite-based network communications. Detailed models and analytical tools are used to evaluate performance and provide guidance in the field. This book presents the state-of-the-art in existing on-board and ground technologies that support satellite applications, such as communications protocols, algorithms, and security procedures. Readers gain key insight into the fundamental concepts of DTN applied to satellite networks (DTSNs) and case studies are provided. This book presents an authoritative introduction to the methods for computing metrics for satellite network modeling.
Satellite communications are examined, including satellite links, communication protocols, and distributed multiple access schemes, such as time division, code division, and frequency division. This book focuses on ways in which DTN might make terrestrial communication and observation via earth orbiting satellites less expensive and more robust. The fundamental concepts and analysis of the Ring Road Architecture are explored. Unique analyses on the motivating factors of using Inter-Satellite Links (ISL) to form networks in disruptive environments in space are discussed. This book explores the limits of larger and complex DTSNs as the number of satellites increase and different orbital formations become possible. As satellite networks become larger in upcoming years this book provides a guide for readers to stay informed about standard protocols such as DTN that will allow seamless interoperation, cost reduction, and risk mitigation.
Table Of Contents
Introduction; The Limits of the Internet; Delay-Tolerant Networking; Satellite Communications; Delay-Tolerant Satellite Networks; Models for Delay-Tolerant Satellite Networks; Technologies for Delay-Tolerant Satellite Networks; Cross-Linked Delay-Tolerant Satellite Networks; Contact Plan Design; Challenges in Delay-Tolerant Satellite Networking.