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Large File Transfers from Space Using Multiple Ground Terminals and Delay-Tolerant Networking

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Abstract-We use Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) to break control loops between space-ground communication links and ground-ground communication links to increase overall file delivery efficiency, as well as to enable large files to be proactively fragmented and received across multiple ground stations. DTN proactive fragmentation and reactive fragmentation were demonstrated from the UK-DMC satellite using two independent ground stations. The files were reassembled at a bundle agent, located at Glenn Research Center in Cleveland Ohio. The first space-based demonstration of this occurred on September 30 and October 1, 2009. This paper details those experiments.

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Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2010), 2010 IEEE

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6-10 Dec. 2010

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