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10-169 APPLICATION OF A BITTORRENT-LIKE DATA DISTRIBUTION MODEL TO MISSION OPERATIONS

on 08 August 2014

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO7454
Open Date: 04/03/2013
Closing Date: 29/04/2013



Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 12.197.20
Prog. Ref.: General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 - General Studies
Special Prov.: B+DK+F+D+I+NL+E+S+CH+GB+IRL+A+N+FIN+POR+GR+LUX+CZ+CDN+RO+PL
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 50-100 KEURO
Establishment: ESAHQ
Directorate: Directorate ESA Polic, Plan & Control
Department: ESA Policies Department
Division: Future Prep. & Strategic Studies Off.
Contract Officer: Margaret O'Sullivan
Last Update Date: 28/03/2013
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version) RE-ISSUE.

The proposed 'Bit Torrent' network is an adaptation of the well known internet data distribution model for mission operations. It is characterised by a high density mesh network of mini, non-pointing antennas on ground that act as seeders (uplinkers/downlinkers) for spacecraft when they are receiving commands and the mission centres or mobile terminals on ground when they are receiving mission or housekeeping data. This concept is to be assessed for technical feasibility and capacity of data transfer possible.

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