Satellite Communication System Architectural Trade-off Study for IoT Networks Connectivity

  • Reisenfeld, Sam (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Conder, Phillip (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Sithamparanathan, Kandeepan (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Nardini, Flavia (Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


Two satellite communication architectures have been development for IoT (internet of things) connectivity. For the first architecture, the IoT sensors link directly to satellites over very low speed links. In the second architecture, multiple networks of IoT sensors link through terrestrial communications to base stations. The base stations aggregative the traffic of the multiples IoT networks into a high speed satellite communications link. There are some cost efficiencies for each of the two architectures. This work critically compares the two satellite communication systems architectures and determines which architecture is more cost effective, taking all factors into account.

Layman's description

Two satellite communication system architectures for the application of IoT (internet of things) connectivity are critically compared. The more cost effective architecture will be determined.

Key findings

The specific characteristics and efficiencies of two satellite communication architectures which provide IoT connectivity. The determination of which architecture is more cost effective while meeting key performance requirements.
Short titleSatellite Communications for IoT Connectivity
Effective start/end date8/02/219/08/21