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SPACE-DATA ROUTERS
For Exploiting Space DATA

Objective

"""Space-Data Routers"" is a project that has the potential to allow Space Agencies, Academic Institutes and Research Centers to share space-data generated by a single or multiple missions, in a natural, flexible, secure and automated manner. We develop a communication overlay modeled according to thematic context of missions, Ground Segment topological distribution, Agency policies and Application restrictions and requirements. We realize our model through the development of Space-Data Routers: a (Delay-Tolerant Networking) DTN-enabled device that: (i) incorporates the Space Agency administrative instructions and policies for data dissemination and resource utilization and (ii) integrates the DTN protocol stack with application, network and link layer protocols. We pay particular attention to ESA roadmap for Interplanetary Communications and implement a communication scheme that scales natively with future deployments in Space. In essence, we promote the ultimate objective of most missions, which is to return space data, which, in turn, will be disseminated and exploited for the benefit of human scientific knowledge. Space-Data Routers form an overlay suitable for exploiting space data efficiently, which is, by definition, a major objective of all space missions and probably the most significant failure today."

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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Coordinator

DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 634 094,56
Administrative Contact
Vassilis Tsaoussidis (Prof.)

Participants (5)

TELESPAZIO GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 374 503
Address
Europaplatz 5
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Ambriz (Ms.)
DIASTIMIKES DIADIKTIOSEIS MONOPROSOPI EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 239 593,74
Address
Rethymnou 5
10682 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anastasios Malkotsis (Mr.)
ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 236 304
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ioanna Kolliakou (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 201 982,40
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Martin (Dr.)
VEGA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Industriestrasse 161
50999 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erika Flood (Ms.)