Documentation

October Newsletter

IPNSIG Library Announcement 

Ginny Spicer, IPNSIG Technical Documentation Working Group Member

Part of the IPNSIG’s mission to expand networking to interplanetary space is to promote DTN technology and facilitate its maturation. It is this mission that has led the IPNSIG Technical Documentation Working Group (TDWG) to create a technical documentation library. We are pleased to announce the IPNSIG Library and share it with you for perusal, research, and inspiration. I recently spoke to two of our IPNSIG board members, Vint Cerf and Scott Burleigh (Technical Documentation Working Group Lead), about the reasoning behind this library and the vision for its future.

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Visit the IPNSIG Library here: https://www.zotero.org/groups/2726293/ipnsig_technical_documentation_working_group_ipnsig_td_wg/collections/Z9DUXUY8 

This project advances access to relevant technical information for everyone involved in interplanetary or terrestrial DTN. We have gathered references to journal articles, conference papers, video presentations, books, blog posts, and more. From ant colony optimization to the ZebraNet, resources are searchable, organized, tagged, and given proper attribution. 

The library is hosted in Zotero™, which enables you to easily locate items of interest, generate citations, and copy sections of the library to your own reference manager. 

The IPNSIG Library currently has over 200 items related to the interplanetary networking initiative, the Solar System Internet, DTN security, and DTN protocol implementations. Resources include complete descriptions, language codes, and tags to help you find useful and relevant information easily. 

As new DTN research and implementations occur, we will add references to their documentation to the library so that everyone can benefit. If you find a new resource to add to the IPNSIG Library, please email the resource link to library@ipnsig.org.

Come browse through the library to learn about the future of the Interplanetary Internet and some of the incredible uses of DTN.