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Context-aware policy-based framework for self-management in delay-tolerant networks: A case study for deep space exploration

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4 Author(s)
Peoples, C. ; Univ. of Ulster, Coleraine, UK ; Parr, G. ; Scotney, B. ; Moore, A.

Policy-based management allows the deployment of networks offering quality services in environments beyond the reach of real-time human control. A policy-based protocol stack middleware, the context-aware broker, has been developed by the authors to autonomically manage the remote deep space network. In this article example policy rules demonstrate the concept, and prototype results from ns-2.30 show the overall positive cost-benefit impact in an example scenario.

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Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 7 )