Space Comms group aims at contributing to the development of enabler technologies that integrate new communications capabilities in Earth Observation (EO) missions. These technologies are mainly oriented on satellite-to-ground and inter-satellite interactions. In particular, the group contributes to integrate Internet of Things (IoT) technologies with satellite platforms, conceive novel protocols for Delay Tolerant Networks (DTN) and Federated Satellite Systems, participate in the development of Inter-Satellite Link devices, and promote the deployment of Software Defined Network (SDN) techniques over satellite systems.
Among the main market sectors impacted by SpaceComms research activity, Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellations, CubeSat platforms, and ground segment for satellite networks.
SpaceComms current interests lie at the interaction with satellite platforms that contributes in new applications, and their main areas of expertise include:
The goal of this research line is to integrate IoT technologies with satellite systems, contributing to the standardization of protocols and merge both domains.
The goal of this research line is to design algorithms and protocols that lay the foundation of networks composed of satellite systems that may not be specifically