Project Title

Bundle in Bundle Encapsulation



Document Number


6.09 Delay Tolerant Networking Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

Bundle-in-Bundle Encapsulation (BIBE) specifies a service whereby a Bundle becomes the payload of another Bundle. This service provides many benefits: it can permit backward compatibility for applications that only support a previous version of the Bundle Protocol (e.g., BPv6 carried over a BPv7 transport infrastructure), it can isolate and re-mark (e.g., for QOS purposes) user traffic in a service-provider network, or BIBE can establish the "security source" and "security destination" of a BPSec security association. This document will specify the service as a convergence layer protocol for BPv7.

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

There is an expired Internet Draft for BIBE developed by Scott Burleigh, related to the IETF DTN WG. CCSDS has a more urgent need to get this specified and prototyped, so the IETF DTN WG and CCSDS SIS DTN WGs have agreed that CCSDS should take the lead in moving the specification forward.


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

3 mm (Building on existing IETF Internet Draft)

Prototype 1


Prototype 1 Resources

3 mm

Prototype 2

Not Required

Prototype 2 Resources

Prototype 3

Not Required

Prototype 3 Resources



Monitor Only


Resource Comments

There is commercial interest in this service in support of service provider networks for Lunar campaigns.


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 Bullet4/29/2024
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/29/2024
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/1/2024
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/1/2024
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/1/2024
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/2/2024
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/1/2024
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/31/2024
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 Bullet4/1/2025
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 26.0
Created at 3/11/2024 2:48 PM by Robert Durst
Last modified at 5/29/2024 12:18 PM by Brian Oliver