Computer Science ›› 2018, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (12): 19-23,31.doi: 10.11896/j.issn.1002-137X.2018.12.003

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Survey of DTN Architecture and Key Technologies

HUANG Xing-he1, LI Ai-jing1,2, WANG Hai1   

  1. (College of Communications Engineering,Army Engineering University of PLA,Nanjing 210007,China)1
    (School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering,Shanghai Jiao Tong University,Shanghai 200240,China)2
  • Received:2018-03-25 Online:2018-12-15 Published:2019-02-25

Abstract: Disruption / Delay tolerant network (DTN) is a totally new network model abstracted from MANET(Mobile Ad-hoc network).Different from traditional wireless mobile Ad-hoc networks,DTN is mainly used in high-delay and instable environment.As an emerging study area for restricted network environment,DTN uses a special mode “store-carry-forward” for data transfer,so as to combat the effects of higher latency and disruption in restricted networks.The development of DTN will provide a more reliable communication for scenarios such as future military wars,space communications,disaster relief and so on.In this paper,firstly,the architecture and characteristics of DTN were analyzed.Then the DTN routing protocol was studied from the aspects of the calculated amount,reliability and dependence on other node’s state information.Finally,some difficult problems on DTN were presented,and some research topics that might bring great progress to DTN systems were emphasized.

Key words: Delay/Disruption tolerant network, Architecture, Routing algorithm

CLC Number: 

  • TP393
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