Networking

Interplanetary Overlay Network (ION) for Long-Delay Communications With Asymmetric Channel Rates

Date Added: Apr 2011
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Interplanetary Overlay Network (ION) is an implementation of delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) developed as infrastructure for space communications in interplanetary flight mission systems. To date, no work has been done in evaluating the effectiveness of ION when it is applied to an interplanetary Internet involving very long link delay and highly asymmetric channel rates. In this paper, the authors present an experimental evaluation of ION over a typical three-node interplanetary infrastructure in the presence of a long link delay, highly asymmetric channel rates and varying data loss rate.