Project Title

Bundle Protocol Quality of Service Extensions



Document Number


6.09 Delay Tolerant Networking Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

The experimental specification will discuss and define quality of service (QoS) extensions for Bundle Protocol. QoS will be supported by a new BP extension block and related policies. As a minimum, these extensions shall allow to define different traffic priorities but may also include reliability or other QoS. QoS might be assigned at the source of bundles but may also be changed dynamically while data is transversing through the networks.

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

BPv6 included a two bit priority field in the header and the current CCSDS BP Blue Book included the definition of an 'Extended Class of Service Extension Specification' in Annex C. Support for different QoS exist in various other communication standards in IETF and IEEE and will be taken into account.


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

3 MM

Prototype 1


Prototype 1 Resources

3 MM

Prototype 2

Prototype 2 Resources

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources


Monitor Only


Resource Comments

Resources from ESA are mainly through an on-going PhD thesis on this subject co-funded by ESA.


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.)
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Project ApprovedOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/1/2024
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/1/2024Pre-liminary work already started
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/15/2024
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/2/2024
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/1/2024
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/1/2024
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/1/2025
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2025
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/1/2025
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 46.0
Created at 2/19/2024 8:54 AM by Felix Flentge
Last modified at 5/29/2024 12:18 PM by Brian Oliver