Improving the performance of asynchronous communication in long-distance delay-sensitive networks through the development of context-aware architectures

C. Peoples, G. Parr, B. Scotney, A. Moore, P. Dini

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Context-awareness is inherent in anticipated interplanetary missions. Swarm technologies by D'Arrigo, P, Santandrea, S. (2005) use context-awareness in short-haul networks between components, and long-distance networks allow communication with Earth. However, the propagation delays limit real-time communications, deep space being an environment in which the speed of light becomes a restriction. Therefore, the development of a protocol stack which is adaptive to application requirements and external influences will help to maximise communication synchronicity. As part of a first year doctorate research programme, this paper correlates current stack functionalities with interplanetary application requirements. A redesigned stack proposes to resolve this misalignment. Context-awareness is incorporated, enabling intelligent protocol selection using application layer knowledge and environmental information, with particular attention given to transport protocols. The paper concludes by considering transport protocol characteristics when deployed beside a context-aware layer, with the long-term aim being the development of a transport protocol suitable for deployment in the state-of-the-art context-aware stack.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (2006)
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS '06) - , United States
Duration: 16 Jul 200618 Jul 2006


ConferenceInternational Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS '06)
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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