NASA Challenge: Design a Logo for Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) Project

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $200
  • Entries Received: 128
  • Winner: oldestsebi

Contest Brief

The world’s leading space agencies have agreed that future spacecraft will communicate with Earth and among themselves using a new Solar System Internet (SSI) based on Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) technology. The DTN project is developing a protocol suite that extends the terrestrial Internet capabilities into highly stressed data communication environments where the conventional Internet does not work well. These environments are typically subject to frequent disruptions, unidirectional links, long delays and high error rates. The DTN architecture is described in RFC 4838.

Some of the benefits of DTN Technology include:
• Improved Operations and Situational Awareness: The DTN store-and-forward mechanism along with automatic retransmission provides more insight into events during communication outages and significantly reduces the need for ground-based scheduling.

• Interoperability and Reuse: A standardized DTN protocol suite enables interoperability of multi-agency communication assets and also allows NASA to use the same communication stack for future missions (Low-Earth, Near-Earth or Deep Space).

• Space Link Efficiency, Utilization and Robustness: DTN enables more reliable and efficient data transmissions resulting in more usable bandwidth. DTN also improves link reliability by having multiple network paths and assets for potential communication hops.

• Security: The DTN Bundle Security Protocol (BSP) allows for integrity checks, authentication and encryption, even on links where not previously used.

• Quality of Service: The DTN protocol suite allows for many priority levels to be set for different data types, ensuring that the most important data is received ahead of less important data.

The DTN project is looking for a logo identifies with DTN technology. Some terms to consider that may help with the design include: Delay/Disruption Tolerant Communication and Networking, Solar System Internet, Deep Space Network, Reliable Communications, Secure Communications, Automatic Store-and-Forward, Network Management, Optical Communication, Quality-of-Service

Submission Criteria and Deliverables:
o Adrian Hooke, who passed away in 2013, was instrumental to the DTN project, serving in major technical leadership and project management roles for DTN. To honor his contributions to DTN, we would like his name or initials somehow embedded in the logo. As part of the submission, please describe how this is done.

o Having multiple versions of the logo is desired. All version should say DTN, but some may also spell out Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking.

o Logo must be 4 colors or less of your choice and you may include black and white as well. Please stay away from gradients, as they will not be able to be easily reproduced across all media.

o You must show your logo on a white and black background. You must also identify your colors.

o Source File Requirements: All original vector source files of the submitted design. Files should be created in Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape and saved as layered AI or EPS files. Note that PSDs saved as EPS files are not true vector / scalable files and will not be accepted. All non-standard Windows/Apple fonts must be listed in a text file within your Submission Zip file. Include the name of the font and a link to where it can be downloaded/purchased. DO NOT include any font files in your submission or source files.

o Preview Image Requirements: Please create your logo preview image as one (1) 1024x1024 JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi. Show your logo on BOTH a black and white background.

o Stock Imagery Requirements: Stock imagery is not allowed in this contest. All submitted elements must be designed solely by you.

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Employer Feedback

“Oldestsebi developed a really great logo for our NASA Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) Project. This was a contest and oldestsebis design was selected from 263 entries.”

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Public Clarification Board

  • artphoto2002
    artphoto2002
    • 3 years ago

    Explain how the text should be logo?

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I'm afraid that this contest is no longer open. If you are interested in our current logo contest, check out our other contest. https://www.freelancer.com/contest/contest.php?project_id=272322

      • 3 years ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    In case you are looking for another NASA logo challenge, check out https://www.freelancer.com/contest/contest.php?project_id=272322

    • 3 years ago
    1. IAN255
      IAN255
      • 3 years ago

      Great thanks.

      • 3 years ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Congratulations to oldstsebi for the winning logo. There were some really great submission on this contest and we were very impressed with all of the creativity and hard work. Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
    1. probandara
      probandara
      • 3 years ago

      My entry was unsuccessful. Regarless of that, it's a pleasure to work for NASA somehow. Thanks for the oppotunity.. best of luck for your DTN project :)

      • 3 years ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Thanks for all of the hard work and great submissions! Now we must start the hard task of selecting a winner! Wish us luck!

    • 3 years ago
    1. oldestsebi
      oldestsebi
      • 3 years ago

      Good luck to you and to me :)

      • 3 years ago
    2. alrahat123
      alrahat123
      • 3 years ago

      Good luck to you and to the winner.

      • 3 years ago
  • thedigitallabs
    thedigitallabs
    • 3 years ago

    Good luck!

    • 3 years ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Last chance to submit your entries! Just 2 and 1/2 hours left! Some really great submissions! Thanks for everyone's hard work on this!

    • 3 years ago
    1. SavvyDoodle
      SavvyDoodle
      • 3 years ago

      I wish I was able to produce a simpler design than my original idea, but best of luck to the contestants. Hope NASA found the logo they were looking for....will the winning design be revealed after awarding the contestant the prize?

      • 3 years ago
  • gaffar772
    gaffar772
    • 3 years ago

    Give a bit of consideration to #223 , #242 , #243 , #244 , #245 and #246

    • 3 years ago
  • eshasem
    eshasem
    • 3 years ago

    Please see entries # 247 , # 248 , # 249 , # 250 , # 251 , # 252 .

    • 3 years ago
  • YONWORKS
    YONWORKS
    • 3 years ago

    Please, check #239 Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • GeekLabsAgency
    GeekLabsAgency
    • 3 years ago

    Entry #232 , please give me your feedback

    • 3 years ago
  • vinhyu
    vinhyu
    • 3 years ago

    Please see my entries a #234 , #235 and #236 . Thank you very much.

    • 3 years ago
  • vinhyu
    vinhyu
    • 3 years ago

    Dear Sir

    • 3 years ago
  • vinhyu
    vinhyu
    • 3 years ago

    Dear Sir

    • 3 years ago
  • eshasem
    eshasem
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, please see my entries, I think it is close of what nasa want. ...

    • 3 years ago
  • gaffar772
    gaffar772
    • 3 years ago

    Please feedback #221, #222 , #224 and #225 ...

    • 3 years ago
  • eshasem
    eshasem
    • 3 years ago

    Please see entries # 215 , # 216 , Adrian Hooke initials are in left and right planets. I hope is the Nasa way !

    • 3 years ago
  • eshasem
    eshasem
    • 3 years ago

    Please see and feedback for entries # 210 . # 211 , # 212 , # 213 , # 214 . I feel that is Nasa way design.

    • 3 years ago
  • Mayursinghtomar
    Mayursinghtomar
    • 3 years ago

    #196 , #197

    • 3 years ago
  • probandara
    probandara
    • 3 years ago

    #193

    • 3 years ago
  • rohansarker
    rohansarker
    • 3 years ago

    Please review Entry #198-201.

    • 3 years ago
  • rohansarker
    rohansarker
    • 3 years ago

    Entry #195 submitted.

    • 3 years ago
  • rohansarker
    rohansarker
    • 3 years ago

    Please explain why Entry #171 was rejected.

    • 3 years ago
  • swethaparimi
    swethaparimi
    • 3 years ago

    #185 plz chk

    • 3 years ago
  • Mayursinghtomar
    Mayursinghtomar
    • 3 years ago

    plz check entry 157

    • 3 years ago
  • eshasem
    eshasem
    • 3 years ago

    Please see entries # 174 , # 175

    • 3 years ago
  • juanfraire
    juanfraire
    • 3 years ago

    Hi NTL, please take a look at #173. I'm looking forward for your feedback.

    • 3 years ago
  • rohansarker
    rohansarker
    • 3 years ago

    Please give Entry #171 feedback. Thank you.

    • 3 years ago
  • eshasem
    eshasem
    • 3 years ago

    Please see and feedback on my entries #151 , #152 , #153 , #154 , #155 , #156. Thank you!

    • 3 years ago
  • viktorbublic
    viktorbublic
    • 3 years ago

    Hello, any feedback on #138 would be great. Thank you.

    • 3 years ago
  • oldestsebi
    oldestsebi
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, take a look at entry #114 :)

    • 3 years ago
  • rohansarker
    rohansarker
    • 3 years ago

    Dear NTL (NASA) - Programmer / Analyst / Tester / Reviewer / Supervisor / Manager,

    Since all of my last 5 entries [Entry #87 -Entry #91] were rejected by NTL, I would like to know more about the story of DTN which I should represent in Logo. Thanks



    Regards
    Rohan Sarker

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      DTN is fairly easy to research on the internet if you are interested in learning more about it.

      • 3 years ago
  • probandara
    probandara
    • 3 years ago

    Hi there, can you tell me what color should use to represent sun/ solar power?

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I think you have flexibility there.

      • 3 years ago
  • manthanpednekar
    manthanpednekar
    • 3 years ago

    #113

    • 3 years ago
  • probandara
    probandara
    • 3 years ago

    #117

    • 3 years ago
  • rohansarker
    rohansarker
    • 3 years ago

    Dear NTL (NASA) - Programmer / Analyst / Tester / Reviewer / Supervisor / Manager,

    Do you have a sample Logo which we use for following the story of DTN? Please specify as you had given some documents for other NASA (NTL) contests.


    Regards
    Rohan Sarker

    • 3 years ago
  • rohansarker
    rohansarker
    • 3 years ago

    Dear NTL (NASA) - Programmer / Analyst / Tester / Reviewer / Supervisor / Manager,

    Entry #78 was rejected by NTL today. Please explain the defect if possible.


    Regards
    Rohan Sarker

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Too cartoonish. Thanks.

      • 3 years ago
  • rohansarker
    rohansarker
    • 3 years ago

    Dear NTL (NASA) - Programmer / Analyst / Tester / Reviewer / Supervisor / Manager,

    New Entries submitted today by me: Entry #87, Entry #88, Entry #89, Entry #90 and Entry #91. Please let me know your review comments. Thank you.


    Regards
    Rohan Sarker

    • 3 years ago
  • nbkiller
    nbkiller
    • 3 years ago

    #81

    • 3 years ago
  • rohansarker
    rohansarker
    • 3 years ago

    Dear NTL (NASA) Programmer / Tester / Reviewer / Supervisor / Manager,

    I just submitted Entry #78 for my third Logo for NTL. Previous submissions: Entry #24 & Entry #61 were rejected by NTL.


    Regards
    Rohan Sarker

    • 3 years ago

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