As space agencies are planning manned missions to reach Mars, researchers need to pave the way for supporting astronauts during their sojourn. This will also be achieved by providing broadband and low-latency connectivity through wireless network infrastructures. In such a framework, we propose a Martian deployment of a 3-Dimensional (3D) network acting as Cloud Radio Access Network (C- RAN). The scenario consists, of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and small satellite platforms. Thanks to the thin Martian atmosphere, CubeSats can stably orbit at very-low- altitude. This allows to meet strict delay requirements to split baseband processing functions between drones and CubeSats. The detailed analytical study, presented in this paper, confirmed the viability of the proposed 3D architecture, under some constraints and trade- off concerning the involved network infrastructures, that will be discussed in detail.

An Analytical Study on Functional Split in Martian 3D Networks / Bonafini, Stefano; Sacchi, Claudio; Bassoli, Riccardo; Granelli, Fabrizio; Kondepu, Koteswararao; Fitzek, Frank. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS. - ISSN 0018-9251. - Vol. 59:1(2023), pp. 745-753. [10.1109/TAES.2022.3187668]

An Analytical Study on Functional Split in Martian 3D Networks

Bonafini, Stefano;Sacchi, Claudio;Bassoli, Riccardo;Granelli, Fabrizio;Fitzek, Frank
2023-01-01

Abstract

As space agencies are planning manned missions to reach Mars, researchers need to pave the way for supporting astronauts during their sojourn. This will also be achieved by providing broadband and low-latency connectivity through wireless network infrastructures. In such a framework, we propose a Martian deployment of a 3-Dimensional (3D) network acting as Cloud Radio Access Network (C- RAN). The scenario consists, of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and small satellite platforms. Thanks to the thin Martian atmosphere, CubeSats can stably orbit at very-low- altitude. This allows to meet strict delay requirements to split baseband processing functions between drones and CubeSats. The detailed analytical study, presented in this paper, confirmed the viability of the proposed 3D architecture, under some constraints and trade- off concerning the involved network infrastructures, that will be discussed in detail.
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Bonafini, Stefano; Sacchi, Claudio; Bassoli, Riccardo; Granelli, Fabrizio; Kondepu, Koteswararao; Fitzek, Frank
An Analytical Study on Functional Split in Martian 3D Networks / Bonafini, Stefano; Sacchi, Claudio; Bassoli, Riccardo; Granelli, Fabrizio; Kondepu, Koteswararao; Fitzek, Frank. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS. - ISSN 0018-9251. - Vol. 59:1(2023), pp. 745-753. [10.1109/TAES.2022.3187668]
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