Satellite IoT: Architectures, Technologies, and Systems


5G and 6G mobile communication systems will encompass a Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) that will include different satellite systems (LEO including cubesats/MEO/GEO) as well as High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) in the stratosphere and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to cover remote areas that otherwise could not have access to the Internet. IoT via NTN is very important for a wide range of applications such as Earth monitoring, smart agriculture, pollution control, sea monitoring, and disaster management. In a first part, this seminar will investigate various architectural and networking options for collecting IoT data via satellite. Moreover, a second part of the seminar will address and compare two important technologies NB-IoT (part of 5G NTN specification according to 3GPP Release 17) and LoRa/LoRaWAN (including the LR-FHSS alternative for satellite systems). Finally, a review of current satellite IoT systems supporting NB-IoT or LoRa/LR-FHSS will be provided.

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  • Date: 15 Dec 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 05 December 2023 12:00 PM
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Giovanni Giambene Giovanni Giambene


Giovanni Giambene received a Dr. Ing. degree in Electronics in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications and Informatics in 1997, both from the University of Florence, Italy. From 1994 to 1997, he was with the Electronic Engineering Department of the University of Florence, Italy. He was the Technical External Secretary of the European Community COST 227 Action ("Integrated Space/Terrestrial Mobile Networks"). He also contributed to the SAINT Project ("Satellite Integration in the Future Mobile Network," RACE 2117). From 1997 to 1998, he worked on a GSM development program with OTE (Marconi Group) in Florence, Italy. In 1999, he joined the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Siena, Italy. Currently, he is an associate professor, teaching the first-level course on Fundamentals on Telecommunications and the advanced course on Networking at the University of Siena. He was vice-Chair of the COST 290 Action (2004-2008), entitled "Traffic and QoS Management in Wireless Multimedia Networks" (Wi-QoST). He participated in the projects: (i) the SatNEx I & II network of excellence (EU FP6, 2004-2009) and SatNEx III&IV (ESA 2010-2018) as work package leader on radio access techniques, cross-layer air interface design, and network coding techniques for satellite systems; (ii) the EU FP7 Coordination Action "Road mapping technology for enhancing security to protect medical & genetic data" (RADICAL) as work package leader on security and privacy; (iii) the COST Action IC0906 (2010-2014) "Wireless Networking for Moving Objects" (WiNeMO) as national representative; (iv) the EU FP7 Coordination Action RESPONSIBILITY coordination action. At present, he is involved in the ESA SatNEX V project. Giambene is IEEE senior member and has been nominated IEEE Comsoc distinguished lecturer for 2021-2023. Since 2015, he has been an IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology editor. Since 2019, he has been an editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine.