National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center


The Networks and Architectures Branch is a group of diverse professionals knowable in aeronautic and space-based communications. Our expertise encompasses network architecture design and analysis, network and protocol simulation, and protocol research and development.

Please feel free to contact any of the branch members regarding our research. For additional information on our programs, technical products, publications, partnerships, SBIR program, or summer and graduate fellowships, please contact the branch secretary who will direct you to the appropriate source.


To be the recognized leader and solution provider of advanced networking concepts, architectures, and technologies for aeronautics and space.


The mission of the Networks and Architectures Branch is to perform advanced research, development, and product insertion for next-generation aeronautic and space-based communications systems and network architectures to meet future NASA and National goals.

The branch establishes and nurtures collaborative partnerships and customer relationships with government agencies, communication industries, and academic institutions from within regional, national, and international communities.