Project Title

DTN Network Management



Document Number


6.09 Delay Tolerant Networking Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

This Orange Book will document the logical architecture of the DTN network management ecosystem, the data model used to express management directives, the structured syntax used to identify model objects, transport encodings, and a binding to carrying those encodings over the Bundle Protocol. The DTN Network Management Orange Book will be based on experiences with existing software implementations of DTN network management agents (DAs) and managers (DMs) that are available through multiple open source repositories. For example the NASA ION software distribution includes both a DA/DM, the NASA AMMOS project hosts an open-source DM, and there is a community-supported open-source DA and DM available independent of the ION distribution. This Orange Book will serve as a basis for other agencies and emerging DTN implementations to assess efficiency, complexity, and interoperability prior to producing a Blue Book.

Applicable Patents

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

Patent Comments

Not applicable

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

The IETF DTNWG is currently standardizing elements of the DTN Management Architecture, to include elements that are covered in this Orange Book. This Orange Book will include draft IETF versions of these documents. The IETF and CCSDS will work together on this project in that changes made to these drafts as part of the Orange Book process will be fed back to the DTNWG. When the IETF published normative standards in this area, they will be profiled in the future anticipated DTN Network Management Blue Book.


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

3 MM

Prototype 1

Not Required

Prototype 1 Resources

Prototype 2

Not Required

Prototype 2 Resources

Prototype 3

Not Required

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.)
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Project ApprovedOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2024
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/1/2024
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/1/2024
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/15/2024
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/1/2025
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/15/2025
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/30/2024
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/31/2024
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 Bullet7/31/2024
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 44.0
Created at 3/8/2024 4:35 AM by Tomaso de Cola
Last modified at 5/29/2024 12:18 PM by Brian Oliver