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Wireless sensor motes for small satellite applications

Lappas, V, Prassinos, G, Baker, A and Magnuss, R (2006) Wireless sensor motes for small satellite applications IEEE ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION MAGAZINE, 48 (5). 175 - 179. ISSN 1045-9243


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Motes are low-cost COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) microchips, which integrate a processor, onboard sensor, RF communications link, and a power unit. High levels of power efficiency can be achieved with the use of the IEEE 802.15.4 protocol for communication between the motes, allowing long-term periods of operation for motes and reducing the power requirements of a spacecraft. The article examines the feasibility of using sensors for harness reduction between satellite subsystems, and for inter-satellite networking capabilities between satellite swarms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Engineering, satellite communication onboard systems, satellite communication, satellite vehicle power systems, interconnections, wireless LAN, sensors
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Surrey Space Centre
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:05
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:25

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