Dense Small Satellite Networks for Modern Terrestrial Communication Systems: Benefits, Infrastructure, and Technologies [article]

Naveed UL Hassan, Chongwen Huang, Chau Yuen, Ayaz Ahmad, Yan Zhang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Dense small satellite networks (DSSN) in low earth orbits (LEO) can benefit several mobile terrestrial communication systems (MTCS). However, the potential benefits can only be achieved through careful consideration of DSSN infrastructure and identification of suitable DSSN technologies. In this paper, we discuss several components of DSSN infrastructure including satellite formations, orbital paths, inter-satellite communication (ISC) links, and communication architectures for data delivery
more » ... m source to destination. We also review important technologies for DSSN as well as the challenges involved in the use of these technologies in DSSN. Several open research directions to enhance the benefits of DSSN for MTCS are also identified in the paper. A case study showing the integration benefits of DSSN in MTCS is also included.
arXiv:2007.15377v1 fatcat:j34k625ikndz5mcoom4ndhuxpq