Machine Learning and Intelligent Communications. Second International Conference, MLICOM 2017, Weihai, China, August 5-6, 2017, Proceedings, Part I

Research Article

Licklider Transmission Protocol for GEO-Relayed Space Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-73564-1_40,
        author={Wenrui Zhang and Chenyang Fan and Kanglian Zhao and Wenfeng Li},
        title={Licklider Transmission Protocol for GEO-Relayed Space Networks},
        proceedings={Machine Learning and Intelligent Communications. Second International Conference, MLICOM 2017, Weihai, China, August 5-6, 2017, Proceedings, Part I},
        proceedings_a={MLICOM},
        year={2018},
        month={2},
        keywords={Space networking GEO relays DTN LTP TCP},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-73564-1_40}
    }
    
  • Wenrui Zhang
    Chenyang Fan
    Kanglian Zhao
    Wenfeng Li
    Year: 2018
    Licklider Transmission Protocol for GEO-Relayed Space Networks
    MLICOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73564-1_40
Wenrui Zhang1, Chenyang Fan1, Kanglian Zhao1,*, Wenfeng Li1,*
  • 1: Nanjing University
*Contact email: zhaokanglian@nju.edu.cn, leewf_cn@hotmail.com

Abstract

As one of the most important convergence layer (CL) protocol for delay/disruption-tolerant networking (DTN), Licklider transmission protocol (LTP) has recently been proposed for deep space communications, but it has rarely been considered for near earth applications. In this paper, LTP is adopted instead of TCP as CL with Bundle protocol (BP) for future application in GEO-relayed space networks (GRSN). Experiments are conducted on our computer based testbed in emulation of the basic scenarios during data transmission from LEO satellite to a ground station in GRSN. The results show that in transmission efficiency BP with LTPCL outperforms other protocols, such as BP with TCPCL, direct terrestrial TCP (TCP Cubic) and TCP variants (TCP Hybla) for space segments in most scenarios. It could be envisioned that DTN with LTPCL for space segment is currently the best choice for future GEO-relayed space internetworking.