• A survey of architectures and scenarios in satellite-based wireless sensor networks: system design aspects

      Celandroni, N.; Ferro, E.; Gotta, A.; Oligeri, G.; Roseti, C.; Luglio, M.; Bisio, I.; Cello, M.; Davoli, F.; Panagopoulos, A.D.; et al. (2013-01)
      This paper is not a survey related to generic wireless sensor networks (WSNs), which have been largely treated in a number of survey papers addressing more focused issues; rather, it specifically addresses architectural aspects related to 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. Copyright (c) 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.