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Strategy Work Group Members Announced

We are pleased to announce the membership of our Strategy Work Group:

Work Group Lead:  Yosuke Kaneko

Work Group Sub-Lead:  Kiyohisa Suzuki

Work Group Members:   Vint Cerf, Scott Burleigh, Maria Luque

We will plan for a kick-off meeting of the Work Group soon. Dates, time will be proposed later.

Congratulations once again and we look forward to working with all of the Work Group members!

Best Regards,

Kaneko, IPNSIG Chair

IPNSIG Roadmap and Working Groups

With inputs from the Board, our Chairman, Kaneko, has developed a long term roadmap document for IPNSIG. He has laid out an exciting (and challenging) strategic vision for InterPlanetary Networking and IPNSIG’s role in realizing that dream. The IPNSIG Roadmap document (“Creating a Sustainable IPN”) can be accessed Here.

As announced earlier, the SIG will be launching a few Working Groups (WGs) to support the strategic vision laid out in the Roadmap Document.  At this time we will be calling for participation in the SWG (Strategy Working Group).
Please find more details in the link below.  Let us know if you are interested in signing up by sending an email to ipnsigwg@ipnsig.org. Please get your emails in by COB Friday, November 6th,2020.
IPNSIG WG Structure
1) Strategy (SWG)    IPNSIG SWG_Final
2) Pilot Projects (PWG)
3) Outreach/Stakeholder Engagement  (OWG)
4) Business Ideas/Brainstorm  (BWG)
5) Technical Documentation  (TWG)

CCSDS has updated its public-facing website

The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) has completely revamped its public website. Check it out at: https://public.ccsds.org/default.aspx.

CCSDS is the global standards setting organization for civilian space flight. They have published standards for a number of DTN protocols, including the CCSDS Bundle Protocol Specification and the Licklider Transmission Protocol (LTP) for CCSDS. More than 1000 space missions have chosen to fly with CCSDS-developed standards.

STINT Workshop Schedule

Below is the schedule for presentations at the Space-Terrestrial Internetworking (STINT) Workshops. Six IPNSIG members will be presenting at STINT this year.


Date

Title

Seminar

Speaker(s)

Monday, October 12 2:15 – 3:45 STINT S1: International Workshop on Space-Terrestrial Internetworking S1 Papers presentations 2:15 A High-Performance Data Processing Unit for Next Generation Satellite Transceivers ? Jochen Rust (DSI Aerospace Technologie GmbH, Germany); Mingjie Hao (University of Bremen, Germany); Ludwig Karsthof (Universitt Bremen, Germany); Steffen Paul (University of Bremen, Germany); Elias Hashem (DSI Aerospace Technologie GmbH, Germany); Ulf Kul
Monday, October 12 2:15 – 3:45 STINT S1: International Workshop on Space-Terrestrial Internetworking S1 Papers presentations 3:00 Microservice Architecture for Cognitive Networks? Rachel Dudukovich, Gilbert Clark and Janette Briones (NASA Glenn Research Center, USA); Alan Hylton (NASA, USA)
Tuesday, October 13 2:15 – 3:45 STINT S2: International Workshop on Space-Terrestrial Internetworking S2 Seminars 2:15 [Seminar] ION-DTN Based Architecture for Extending Crisis Information Management Systems Alberto Montilla (Cisco Systems Inc. & Interplanetary Neworking Special Interest Group – Internet Society, USA)
Tuesday, October 13 2:15 – 3:45 STINT S2: International Workshop on Space-Terrestrial Internetworking S2 Seminars 2:45 [Seminar] Unified Medical Records System for Space Exploration, Unified Model for Health Information Interchange Oscar Garcia (Digital Health Information Network Inc, USA)
Wednesday, October 14 12:30 – 2:00 STINT S3: International Workshop on Space-Terrestrial Internetworking S3 Seminars 12:30 [Seminar] Cognitive Detection of Anomalies in Internet Traffic: Traversing from Internet to Interplanetary Internet Jesus David Terrazas Gonzalez (University of Manitoba, USA)
Wednesday, October 14 12:30 – 2:00 STINT S3: International Workshop on Space-Terrestrial Internetworking S3 Seminars 1:00 [Seminar] the InterPlanetary Networking Special Interest Group (IPNSIG): A Brief History and a Longer Look Forward Michael Snell (Internet Society, USA)
Wednesday, October 14 2:15 – 3:45 STINT S4: International Workshop on Space-Terrestrial Internetworking S4 Seminars 2:15 [Seminar] A Data Mule Architecture for Electronic Commerce Scott C Burleigh (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA)
Wednesday, October 14 2:15 – 3:45 STINT S4: International Workshop on Space-Terrestrial Internetworking S4 Seminars 2:45 [Seminar] Routing in the Space Internet: A Contact Graph Routing Overview Juan Fraire (CONICET, National University of Crdoba, Argentina)

If you are interested in registering to attend, please see the IEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments registration site: https://attend.ieee.org/wisee-2020/registration/

 

New NASA DTN Page

dtn-single-hopNASA has recently published a new Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) web page. This page provides a great overview of DTN: what problems it solves in space communications, a high-level explanation of how it works, and a short summary of the benefits it delivers for space missions.

The page also has links to: 1) NASA resources for space mission development using DTN; 2) a page describing the future of DTN—standardization work in progress with CCSDS and IETF as well as future planned space missions that will use DTN and 3) a very nice newest-to-oldest list of DTN historical milestones. Check it out at:

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/engineering/technology/disruption_tolerant_networking

One final note—the new DTN page was also added to the Technology and Engineering landing page:

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/engineering/overview/index.html

 

Message from the new Chairman

Hello Everyone,

I assumed the position of Chairman of the IPNSIG effective September 1st, 2020.

It is my belief that the Inter-Planetary Network (IPN) will one day become a resource for all humankind enabling exploration, science, innovation, commercial activities and connecting everything together that compose our normal daily lives.

Therefore, IPN is a Global subject to be discussed amongst a variety of groups and people, involving not just Governments and Space Agencies but also private sectors, academia and ourselves as well.

IPNSIG could become the leading initiative to lay out visions for IPN and long-term roadmaps for expanding engagement and communication with many of these stakeholders.  To expedite such efforts, the board decided to launch a few Working Groups (WG’s) within the SIG.  Mike Snell will be reaching out to you for more details on the WG objectives and opportunities for your participation in WG’s that interest you.

We must do this together as a team.

I’m excited to join in this endeavor with all of you as we broaden the scope of IPNSIG while increasing the scope and impact of our activities.

Let us take the first bold steps forward toward the future of IPN.

Thank you.

Yosuke Kaneko

Chairman of IPNSIG

 

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Excellent Article Summarizing ISS R&D Conference

IPNSIG member Dr. Alberto Montilla attended the ISS R&D Conference in late August. The topic was the commercialization of the Low-Earth-Orbit. He has summarized the proceedings of the conference in an excellent LinkedIn article. You can view the article at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/building-leo-economy-dr-alberto-montilla/?trackingId=bDvO4t64TLiCJ%2FvHzxkFSw%3D%3D, Learn about what companies are planning to take advantage of the micro-gravity of Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) to enable medical advances and plans for robotic manufacturing. LEO is the critical first step towards commercializing opportunities on the moon and further out.

Many thanks to Alberto for his informative and accessible article.

 

DTN for Beginners Info

At this morning’s webinar, some attendees asked basic questions about InterPlanetary Networking and Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN). I promised them I would make a blog posting today listing where they could get some basic information about.

A brief description of the networking constraints that exist in space, and how DTN addresses them can be had here: http://ipnsig.org/2019/05/07/dtn-motivation-for-space-communications/

A good, easily accessible place to start would be perusing these video resources I listed in a blog posting last year: http://ipnsig.org/2019/04/29/ipn-video-resources/

For a more technical introduction to DTN, please see the latest DTN Tutorial document: DTN_Tutorial_v3.2

Hope this helps.

Video Recording of Webinar Available

Great discussion today at our space Internet governance seminar. Dr. Scott Pace’s prepared remarks were extremely informative, covering all aspects of the National Space Council and its inter-agency role within the federal government. The discussion between Dr. Pace and Dr. Vint Cerf regarding potential paths forward towards establishing some kind of international governance model was outstanding. A recording of the video webinar is available at:

https://livestream.com/internetsociety/spaceig/videos/209555530

Webcast link available for Friday’s Space Internet Governance webinar

Webcast link available for Friday’s Space Internet Governance webinar

The webinar will be webcast live, but webcast viewers will not be able to submit questions like those attending the webinar. Registration to attend is still open at: https://bit.ly/SpaceIGwebinar

Should registration fill up, or should you prefer to stream video rather than join the conference, the webinar will also be webcast live at: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/spaceig

Hope to see many of you there on Friday!

 

 

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