Networking in Interstellar Dimensions: Communicating With TRAPPIST-1

Juan Andres Fraire, Marius Feldmann, Felix Walter, Elena Fantino, Scott C. Burleigh

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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 in future interstellar networks.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1656-1665
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2019


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