[Nets-seminars] Seminar tomorrow (16th Jan) 4pm GS/302

Richard G. Clegg richard at richardclegg.org
Thu Jan 15 11:14:57 GMT 2009

Don't forget tomorrow's seminar by Lloyd Wood from Surrey.

Implementing the Interplanetary Internet

Efforts are underway to put more networking in the environment of outer 
space. An "Interplanetary Internet" has been proposed - but how will it 
function as a network? There are different views and approaches. In 2008 
the first tests of the Interplanetary Internet in space, using the "Bundle 
Protocol" intended for delay- and disruption-tolerant networking, were 
carried out. This talk overviews those tests and the "Bundle Protocol" -- 
and the differing views of and approaches taken to these developments.

Lloyd Wood is a Chartered Engineer who serves as a space initiatives 
manager and technical leader in Cisco Systems' Global Government Solutions 
Group, where he has had responsibility for CLEO, the Cisco router in Low 
Earth Orbit, for over five years. Lloyd spent some years contributing to 
the Internet Engineering Task Force and modifying IOS, Cisco's router 
software... software now flying in space on CLEO. Working with colleagues 
from NASA Glenn Research Center and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Lloyd 
achieved the first tests from orbit of IPv6 and of the delay-tolerant 
networking bundle protocol. Lloyd gained his PhD from the Centre for 
Communication Systems Research at the University of Surrey, where he 
researched internetworking and satellite constellations.

Richard G. Clegg,
Dept of Elec. Eng.,
University College London

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