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Project Title

Update to Bundle Protocol Specification



Project Status

Behind Schedule

Project Phase

Project Approved

Document Number


6.09 Delay Tolerant Networking Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

Updates to BP specification to: - Change treatment of ciritical bundles - Prohibit blocks following the payload block - Include a TCP convergence-layer adaptor, preferably based on or a reference to the current IETF TCPCLA spec.

Applicable Patents

There are no patent issues for this technology that are known by the CCSDS community

Patent Comments

Survey of Similar Standards
Documents or Projects
Undertaken in Other Bodies
and elsewhere in CCSDS

IETF work in DTN


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

1 WM.

Prototype 1

Prototype 1 Resources

Prototyping / interoperability testing not required as this is reduction of capabilities that have already been tested (excpet for the TCPCLA -- see below). For the TCPCLA work multiple independently-developed TCPCLA implementations exist and are interoperating today.

Prototype 2

Prototype 2 Resources

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources



Monitor Only


Resource Comments


Legend for Schedule Milestones
Orange Bullet = Required for Orange Books
Green Bullet = Required for Green Books
Magenta Bullet = Required for Magenta Books
Blue Bullet = Required for Blue Books
Note - Red Books are Draft Blue/Magenta Books

Schedule Milestones
Orange BookGreen BookMagenta BookBlue Book
Original Completion Date
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Estimated Completion Date
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Actual Completion Date
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Project ApprovedOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/1/2020DRAFT dates as of 20180413
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/1/2020
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/1/2020
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/1/2021
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/1/2021
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2021
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/1/2021
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/1/2021
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/1/2021
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/1/2021
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet2/1/2022
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2022
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/1/2022
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet5/1/2022
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet5/1/2022
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/1/2022
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 44.0
Created at 4/13/2018 10:39 AM by Keith Scott
Last modified at 5/9/2019 7:58 PM by Keith Scott