Vol. 61, No. 4, 2018 Cover Contents

Special Focus on Deep Space Communications
REVIEW Website SpringerLink Google Scholar Cited in SCI: 6

Overview of deep space laser communication
Wu, Weiren; Chen, Ming; Zhang, Zhe; Liu, Xiangnan; Dong, Yuhui
Sci China Inf Sci, 2018, 61(4): 040301
Keywords: deep space communication; deep space observation; development process; free space communication; laser communication
Cite as: Wu W R, Chen M, Zhang Z, et al. Overview of deep space laser communication. Sci China Inf Sci, 2018, 61(4): 040301, doi: 10.1007/s11432-017-9216-0

Special Focus on Deep Space Communications
REVIEW Website SpringerLink Google Scholar Cited in SCI: 1

Solar system interplanetary communication networks: architectures, technologies and developments
Wan, Peng; Zhan, Yafeng; Pan, Xiaohan
Sci China Inf Sci, 2018, 61(4): 040302
Keywords: deep space exploration; SSICN; system architecture; physical transmission; network access; up-layer application; time synchronization
Cite as: Wan P, Zhan Y F, Pan X H. Solar system interplanetary communication networks: architectures, technologies and developments. Sci China Inf Sci, 2018, 61(4): 040302, doi: 10.1007/s11432-017-9346-1

Special Focus on Deep Space Communications
REVIEW Website SpringerLink Google Scholar Cited in SCI: 4

Network protocol architectures for future deep-space internetworking
Zhao, Kanglian; Zhang, Qinyu
Sci China Inf Sci, 2018, 61(4): 040303
Keywords: network protocol architecture; deep-space internetworking; deep-space communications; space internetworking; delay-tolerant networking
Cite as: Zhao K L, Zhang Q Y. Network protocol architectures for future deep-space internetworking. Sci China Inf Sci, 2018, 61(4): 040303, doi: 10.1007/s11432-018-9386-5

Special Focus on Deep Space Communications
PROGRESS Website SpringerLink Google Scholar Cited in SCI: 0

Review of channel models for deep space communications
Pan, Xiaohan; Zhan, Yafeng; Wan, Peng; Lu, Jianhua
Sci China Inf Sci, 2018, 61(4): 040304
Keywords: deep space communication; channel modeling; microwave communication; optical communication; deep space exploration
Cite as: Pan X H, Zhan Y F, Wan P, et al. Review of channel models for deep space communications. Sci China Inf Sci, 2018, 61(4): 040304, doi: 10.1007/s11432-017-9345-8

Special Focus on Deep Space Communications
RESEARCH PAPER Website SpringerLink Google Scholar Cited in SCI: 3

Design of communication relay mission for supporting lunar-farside soft landing
Wu, Weiren; Tang, Yuhua; Zhang, Lihua; Qiao, Dong
Sci China Inf Sci, 2018, 61(4): 040305
Keywords: lunar farside; soft landing; relay communication; Earth-Moon Lagrange point
Cite as: Wu W R, Tang Y H, Zhang L H, et al. Design of communication relay mission for supporting lunar-farside soft landing. Sci China Inf Sci, 2018, 61(4): 040305, doi: 10.1007/s11432-017-9202-1

Special Focus on Deep Space Communications
RESEARCH PAPER Website SpringerLink Google Scholar Cited in SCI: 2

Novel distributed UEP rateless coding scheme for data transmission in deep space networks
Wu, Shuang; Li, Dezhi; Wang, Zhenyong; Guo, Qing
Sci China Inf Sci, 2018, 61(4): 040306
Keywords: deep space network; distributed rateless codes; UEP; encoding overhead; asymptotic analysis; design complexity
Cite as: Wu S, Li D Z, Wang Z Y, et al. Novel distributed UEP rateless coding scheme for data transmission in deep space networks. Sci China Inf Sci, 2018, 61(4): 040306, doi: 10.1007/s11432-017-9325-3