Wireless and Satellite Systems. 9th International Conference, WiSATS 2017, Oxford, UK, September 14-15, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Analysis of the Suitability of Satellite Communication for Time-Critical IoT Applications in Smart Grid and Medical Grade Networks

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-76571-6_3,
        author={Frank Ball and Kashinath Basu},
        title={Analysis of the Suitability of Satellite Communication for Time-Critical IoT Applications in Smart Grid and Medical Grade Networks},
        proceedings={Wireless and Satellite Systems. 9th International Conference, WiSATS 2017, Oxford, UK, September 14-15, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={WISATS},
        year={2018},
        month={3},
        keywords={Satellite communications IoT Time critical application
     Monitoring and control Smart grid Medical grade network},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-76571-6_3}
    }
    
  • Frank Ball
    Kashinath Basu
    Year: 2018
    Analysis of the Suitability of Satellite Communication for Time-Critical IoT Applications in Smart Grid and Medical Grade Networks
    WISATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76571-6_3
Frank Ball1,*, Kashinath Basu2,*
  • 1: Frank Ball Consulting
  • 2: Oxford Brookes University
*Contact email: frank_ball@ntlworld.com, kbasu@brookes.ac.uk

Abstract

Satellite networks are seen as having the potential to play an important role in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT), which in turn is seen as being important to a number of service sectors. However, certain M2M applications have bounded latency requirements that in some cases may be quite stringent. Satellite networks generally have much higher latency than wired networks and therefore may not be able to meet the requirements of all M2M applications. This paper compares the latency requirements of certain time-critical applications with reported satellite network latency and address the problem of latency evaluation of networks to support these types of applications.