The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to bring new opportunities for improving several services for the Society, from transportation to agriculture, from smart cities to fleet management. In this framework, massive connectivity represents one of the key issues. This is especially relevant when systems are expected to cover a large geographical area or a region not reached by terrestrial network connections. In such scenarios, the usage of satellites might represent a viable solution for providing wide area coverage and connectivity in a flexible and affordable manner. Our paper presents a survey on current solutions for the deployment of services in remote/rural areas by exploiting satellites. Several architectures and technical solutions are analyzed, underlining their features and limitations, and real test cases are presented. It has been highlighted that low-orbit satellites offer an efficient solution to support long-range services, with a good trade-off in terms of coverage and latency. Moreover, open issues, new challenges, and innovative technologies have been focused, carefully considering the perimeter that current standardization framework will impose to the practical implementation of future satellite based systems.

A Survey on Technologies, Standards and Open Challenges in Satellite IoT / Centenaro, Marco; Costa, Cristina; Granelli, Fabrizio; Sacchi, Claudio; Vangelista, Lorenzo. - In: IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SURVEYS AND TUTORIALS. - ISSN 1553-877X. - STAMPA. - 23:3(2021), pp. 1693-1720. [10.1109/COMST.2021.3078433]

A Survey on Technologies, Standards and Open Challenges in Satellite IoT

Fabrizio Granelli;Claudio Sacchi;
2021-01-01

Abstract

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to bring new opportunities for improving several services for the Society, from transportation to agriculture, from smart cities to fleet management. In this framework, massive connectivity represents one of the key issues. This is especially relevant when systems are expected to cover a large geographical area or a region not reached by terrestrial network connections. In such scenarios, the usage of satellites might represent a viable solution for providing wide area coverage and connectivity in a flexible and affordable manner. Our paper presents a survey on current solutions for the deployment of services in remote/rural areas by exploiting satellites. Several architectures and technical solutions are analyzed, underlining their features and limitations, and real test cases are presented. It has been highlighted that low-orbit satellites offer an efficient solution to support long-range services, with a good trade-off in terms of coverage and latency. Moreover, open issues, new challenges, and innovative technologies have been focused, carefully considering the perimeter that current standardization framework will impose to the practical implementation of future satellite based systems.
2021
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Centenaro, Marco; Costa, Cristina; Granelli, Fabrizio; Sacchi, Claudio; Vangelista, Lorenzo
A Survey on Technologies, Standards and Open Challenges in Satellite IoT / Centenaro, Marco; Costa, Cristina; Granelli, Fabrizio; Sacchi, Claudio; Vangelista, Lorenzo. - In: IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SURVEYS AND TUTORIALS. - ISSN 1553-877X. - STAMPA. - 23:3(2021), pp. 1693-1720. [10.1109/COMST.2021.3078433]
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