TECH OFFER

Low Cost, Low Power, Nanosatellite Based Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity

KEY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY:
Electronics - Sensors & Instrumentation
Infocomm - Wireless Technology
TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL):
LOCATION:
Australia
ID NUMBER:
TO112627

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

This technology offer is a next generation, direct-to-satellite IoT technology platform that offers data transfer at mass scale, at low cost and long battery life for truly remote applications, on land or at sea, globally. Thanks to a direct-to-orbit nanosatellite network, there is no need for any additional terrestrial infrastructure like gateways to get IoT messages into space and back to Earth; all that is required is a sophisticated miniature transceiver module that can be integrated easily into any IoT device.

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

  • Satellite Service:

–      Direct-to-orbit

–      Supports device mobility

–      Scales to billions of devices

–      Global coverage including polar and maritime regions

 

  • Data Transmission & Payload Size:

–      Uplink 20 bytes user payload per message

–      Supports future downlink availability

 

  • Over-the-Air Security:

–      AES-CBC-256, unique per-module keys

–      Secure private identity

–      Authenticated access

 

  • Typical Latency:

–      Multiple passes per day per satellite

–      1 – 3 hour typical latency

 

  • Customer Data Endpoint:

–      RESTful API with JSON

–      Authenticated and encrypted

 

  • Transceiver Module:

–      Nanosatellite transceiver, UHF/VHF transmission, UHF reception

–      Sophisticated power management

–      Integrated microcontroller

–      User accessible memory

–      Edge computing platform

–      Secure data transfer from sensor to cloud

–      Multiple external interfaces supported

–      Modem mode supports external host

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

This technology platform supports the development of innovative IoT applications for a wide range of industries, including maritime, environment, mining, agriculture, utilities, defence, transport and logistics and scientific studies, etc., especially where applications are deployed in remote regions with little or no existing communications infrastructure.

Market Trends & Opportunities

According to a forecast by ReThink Technology Research, the global market for IoT-focused satellite services will grow to USD 5.9 billion in 2025. By 2025, ReThink expects there to be some 30.3 million satellite IoT devices deployed globally, growing at a compound annual growth rate of just under 40%.

Benefits

  • Global coverage
  • Low power
  • Private, secure data transfer
  • Low cost
  • Easy to integrate and implement
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