Title: Small Platform Inter-satellite Data Exchange Routes
Funding agency: European Space Agency (ESA)
Start date: June 1, 2017
Project duration: 2 years

The goal of the SPIDER ESA project is the design of a data link and network layer protocol protocol stack for multi-hop inter-satellite communications in low-earth orbit (LEO) small satellite constellations. The full protocol stack will be implementated and simulated in the ns-3 event-based network simulator.