Advancements in Satellite Networking Applications Through Delay-tolerant Networking (DTN)

Year : 2024 | Volume :11 | Issue : 01 | Page : 24-28

Shipra Khandelwal

  1. Student Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University, Gwalior Madhya Pradesh India


The burgeoning demand for global connectivity and communication has intensified the exploration of novel networking paradigms, especially in remote or challenging environments where traditional methods fall short. One such innovative approach is delay-tolerant networking (DTN), a technology specifically engineered to work in scenarios where standard networking is unreliable, frequently disrupted, or suffers from considerable delays. This study focuses on the application of DTN in satellite networking, a domain characterized by intermittent connectivity and high latency. This study delves into the realm of delay-tolerant networking (DTN) and its application in satellite networking. Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) is a type of networking technology designed to work in environments where traditional networking methods are unreliable, disrupted, or have significant delays. DTN concepts are used in contexts where network connections might be intermittent, frequently broken, or exhibit high latency. DTN offers a resilient solution for communication in scenarios with intermittent connectivity, high latency, and unpredictable network dynamics. Leveraging satellite networks, which often operate under such conditions, DTN presents promising opportunities for various applications including disaster relief, remote sensing, and space exploration. Real-world applications of DTN in satellite networking are varied and promising. For disaster relief operations, DTN enables communication in regions where infrastructure has been compromised. Remote sensing applications can benefit from DTN’s resilience, allowing data to be transmitted from satellites to ground stations despite connectivity challenges. Space exploration missions, where communication delays are inherent, are another significant area where DTN’s capabilities can be utilized. This study explores the fundamentals of DTN, its architectural components, and its integration with satellite networks. Additionally, it investigates case studies and real-world implementations, highlighting the efficacy and potential of DTN in enhancing satellite networking applications.

Keywords: Networking, delay-tolerant networking (DTN), satellite networking, resilient communication, intermittent connectivity

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Volume 11
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Received May 3, 2024
Accepted May 9, 2024
Published May 16, 2024