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K. Mikhaylov, H. Alves and M. Höyhtyä, "Drivers, use-cases, key indicators, and requirements for satellite-based machine-type connectivity and IoT," 39th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC 2022), Stresa, Italy, 2022, pp. 221-227, doi: 10.1049/icp.2023.1389.

Drivers, use-cases, key indicators, and requirements for satellite-based machine-type connectivity and IoT

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Author: Mikhaylov, Konstantin1; Alves, Hirley1; Höyhtyä, Marko2
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communication, University of Oulu, PBBOX 4500, 90014 Oulu, Finland
2VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Kaitoväylä 1, 90571 Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-06-21


Machine type connectivity (MTC) is the key enabler for versatile Internet of Things (IoT) applications, which are becoming an essential component of everyday life. However, the availability of connectivity in general and MTC in particular around the globe is still not uniform. Motivated by this fact, in this paper, we focus on the technology which has the potential to support unprecedented coverage — the satellite IoT (SIoT). In the paper, we pinpoint the key drivers of satellite IoT development. Then we discuss, analyze and classify the IoT use cases and prominent applications for SIoT, and provide some insight into the current status of SIoT. Next, we discuss the key performance indicators (KPIs) for SIoT and map them against the key-value indicators (KVIs) and sustainable development goals (SDGs) formulated by the UN. Finally, we pinpoint the challenges and potential directions for further SIoT studies.

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ISBN: 978-1-83953-884-1
DOI: 10.1049/icp.2023.1389
Host publication: Proceedings of 39th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC)
Conference: International Communications Satellite Systems Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The study has been supported by Academy of Finland MRAT-SafeDrone (decision 341111), FIREMAN (decision 348008) and 6G Flagship program (decision 346208) projects. This work was also supported in part by the CF_Space project, funded by VTT.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 341111
Detailed Information: 341111 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
348008 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
346208 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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