Context-awareness is inherent in anticipated interplanetary missions. Swarm technologies  use context-awareness in short-haul networks between components, and long-distance networks allow communication with Earth. However, the propagation delays limit real-time communications, deep space being an environment in which the speed of light becomes a restriction. Therefore, the development of a protocol stack which is adaptive to application requirements and external influences will help to maximise communication synchronicity. As part of a first year doctorate research programme, this paper correlates current stack functionalities with interplanetary application requirements. A redesigned stack proposes to resolve this misalignment. Context-awareness is incorporated, enabling intelligent protocol selection using application layer knowledge and environmental information, with particular attention given to transport protocols. The paper concludes by considering transport protocol characteristics when deployed beside a context-aware layer, with the longterm aim being the development of a transport protocol suitable for deployment in the state-of-theart context-aware stack.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 11 Sep 2006|
|Event||International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, 2006 (ICAS 2006) - |
Duration: 11 Sep 2006 → …
|Conference||International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, 2006 (ICAS 2006)|
|Period||11/09/06 → …|