- Internet of Things
- Marco Zennaro
- Anamaria Meshkurti
Satellite technologies have played a significant role in communications for many decades, since they are the only ones that can provide truly global coverage. Their applications in IoT have so far been limited, but recent advances in electronics and antenna technologies have ushered a new era of smaller satellites with improved characteristics, which coupled with improvements in launching vehicles open the door for unforeseen applications, sustainable even in budget constrained sectors.
IoT applications can be served by both Geostationary (GEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, and their relative merits will be discussed in this course, which will enable the participants to make informed choices about the best technology for a given application.