Dr Birrane is a computer scientist and embedded software engineer who focuses on the adaption of computer networking protocols for use in non-traditional environments. He has supported a variety of embedded software engineering efforts, to include theNASA New Horizons mission to explore the Pluto-Charon system and the NASA Parker Solar Probe mission to observe the outer corona of our sun.
He works with industry, government, and academia on the design and development of protocols to implement the Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) architecture. He co-chairs the DTN working group within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) where he is a coauthor of BPv7 (RFC 9171), BPSec (RFC9172), and the default security contexts for BPSec (RFC 9173). He is a member of the principal professional staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
Laboratory as the Chief Engineer for Space Constellation Networking. He is also an adjunct professor of computer science at both the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the Johns Hopkins University.
Scott Burleigh recently retired from a position as Principal Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where he had been developing flight mission software since 1986. A founding member of the Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) Research Group of the Internet Research Task Force, Mr. Burleigh was a co-author of the DTN Architecture definition (Internet RFC 4838). He also co-authored the specification for version 6 of the DTN Bundle Protocol (BP, Internet RFC 5050), supporting automated data forwarding through a network of intermittently connected nodes, and is now lead author for the specification for BP version 7. Mr. Burleigh led the development and maintenance of implementations of BP and related protocols that are designed for integration into deep space mission flight software, with the long-term goal of enabling deployment of a delay-tolerant Solar System Internet. Mr. Burleigh has received the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal and four NASA Space Act Board Awards for his work on the design and implementation of these communication protocols.
The December IPNSIG Academy Keynote is approaching fast! Edward J. Birrane (Chief Engineer Space Constellation Networking Space Exploration Sector, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory) will be presenting an overview of the IETF Standardization Efforts
Date: December 7, 2022
Time: 1700 – 1800 Eastern Time (US & Canada)
The webinar is free, but you must register to attend. Register here.