A survey of architectures and scenarios in satellite-based wireless sensor networks: system design aspects (pages 1–38)
N. Celandroni, E. Ferro, A. Gotta, G. Oligeri, C. Roseti, M. Luglio, I. Bisio, M. Cello, F. Davoli, A. D. Panagopoulos, M. Poulakis, S. Vassaki, T. De Cola, M. A. Marchitti, Y. F. Hu, P. Pillai, S. Verma, K. Xu and G. Acar
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/sat.1019
This paper specifically addresses architectural aspects related to wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in some way connected with a satellite link, a topic that presents challenging interworking aspects. The main objective is to provide an overview of the potential role of a satellite segment in future WSNs. In this perspective, requirements of the most meaningful WSN applications have been drawn and matched to characteristics of various satellite/space systems in order to identify suitable integrated configurations.