Delay/Disruption Tolerant Network Architecture for Aircrafts Datalink on Scheduled Routes

  • Mohammed Al-Siyabi
  • Haitham Cruickshank
  • Zhili Sun
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 43)


DTN is a relatively new research field and many applications have been identified for it. It is an overlay network working over heterogeneous networks in challenged environments where the links are less reliable and the delays are expected to be very long. Due to the difficult working conditions of DTN, all types of available links are utilized to ensure better delivery of messages including the physical transportations methods such as buses and ferries. We propose using aircrafts in scheduled routes for data transportation for DTN application. We will show an analysis of aircrafts routes and possible scenario for DTN concept realization.


Delay Tolerant Network (DTN) Aircraft Air Traffic Control (ATC) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed Al-Siyabi
    • 1
  • Haitham Cruickshank
    • 1
  • Zhili Sun
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Communication Systems ResearchUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK

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