By tapping TopCoder, a community of developers and designers, NASA has been able to find solutions for deep space communication that support space exploration. One of its recent successes has been the Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) project to improve computer network architecture for deep space networks, according to TopCoder.
NASA and the Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab in 2013 teamed with TopCoder to launch the Disruption Tolerant Challenge Series. The challenges develop technological concepts for deep space networks. NASA’s DTN protocols help aid NASA in the exploration of the solar system by improving communication time.
To explore the solar system, NASA must [...]