Re: [hackathon] IETF Hackathon Project Proposal Inquiry

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Subject: Re: [hackathon] IETF Hackathon Project Proposal Inquiry
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On 13/03/2024 18.50, 内田祥喜 wrote:
> Dear IETF Hackathon Organizers,
> I'm Yoshiki Uchida from Keio University in Japan. I have
> something I'd like to do at the IETF Hackathon. Our project, entitled
> the Dynamic Orbital Communication Adjustment Protocol (DOCAP), is
> designed to significantly improve the efficiency and reliability of
> communications in space by dynamically adjusting communication margins.
> This adjustment is based on real-time and predictive velocity and
> acceleration data of satellites and spacecraft.
> The core of our proposal involves the development of a novel protocol
> that utilizes heartbeat messages for the dynamic adjustment of
> communication parameters in orbital communication systems. This would
> entail the formulation of a new message format to convey essential
> velocity and acceleration data, alongside a mechanism for calculating
> dynamic communication margins.
> Before we proceed with our detailed proposal, we seek to confirm a few
> critical points with you:
> 1. Given that our concept is original and currently lacks a formal draft
> or pre-existing specification within the IETF document repository, would
> our project be considered appropriate for submission to the IETF Hackathon?

It seems reasonable, but not an organizer, though would like to learn more.

> 2. Are projects that introduce entirely new concepts, as opposed to
> building upon existing drafts, welcome at the Hackathon?
My expectation is yes.  HOT RFC is also a good venue for introducing new
work, when trying to find an existing working/research group or getting
a new working/research group created or following independent RFC path.

> Our primary aim is to contribute a fresh perspective to the challenges
> of space communication.
> Thank you very much for considering our inquiry. 
> Best regards,
> Yoshiki Uchida
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