Context-Aware Policy-Based Framework for Self-Management in Delay-Tolerant Networks: A Case Study for Deep Space Exploration

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Abstract

Policy-based management allows the deployment of networks offering quality services in environments beyond the reach of real-time human control. A policy-based protocol stack middleware, the context-aware broker, has been developed by the authors to autonomically manage the remote deep space network. In this article example policy rules demonstrate the concept, and prototype results from ns-2.30 show the overall positive cost-benefit impact in an example scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-109
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Volume48
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Bibliographical note

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