Institut for Forretningsudvikling og Teknologi

Ramjee Prasad

Satellite communications supporting internet of remote things

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  • Mauro De Sanctis
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  • Ernestina Cianca
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  • Giuseppe Araniti
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  • Igor Bisio
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  • Ramjee Prasad

This paper focuses on the use of satellite communication systems for the support of Internet of Things (IoT). We refer to the IoT paradigm as the means to collect data from sensors or RFID and to send control messages to actuators. In many application scenarios, sensors and actuators are distributed over a very wide area; in some cases, they are located in remote areas where they are not served by terrestrial access networks and, as a consequence, the use of satellite communication systems becomes of paramount importance for the Internet of Remote Things (IoRT). The enabling factors of IoRT through satellite are: 1) the interoperability between satellite systems and sensors/actuators and 2) the support of IPv6 over satellite. Furthermore, radio resource management algorithms are required to enhance the efficiency of IoT over satellite. In this work, we provide an integrated view of satellite-based IoT, handling this topic as a jigsaw puzzle where the pieces to be assembled are represented by the following topics: MAC protocols for satellite routed sensor networks, efficient IPv6 support, heterogeneous networks interoperability, quality of service (QoS) management, and group-based communications.

TidsskriftIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Sider (fra-til)113-123
StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2016
Eksternt udgivetJa

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