OSSAT Download: Internet of Things Concept Of Operations

We are continuing our Concept of Operations series with the release of our Internet of Things (IoT) Concept of Operations (CONOPs) which highlights what such a payload would require of the Open Source Satellite (OSSAT) platform in order to complete its mission.

Internet of Things Missions and Applications

Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection of computing devices, using the internet and machine-to-machine (M2M) techniques to send and receive data. The recent emergence of IoT payloads for space enables the fast transfer of data from remote locations to main networks from which users can access the data. These missions will typically operate as constellations providing rapid global coverage and very low latency data transmission. 

An IoT payload has some different needs of the OSSAT platform compared to the Earth Observation application. Although these payloads are likely to require less power and pointing accuracy, they must be placed in a low-noise environment due to the sensitivity of the receiver. Such payloads will also need to deploy at least one antenna and be switched on nearly all of the time. 

Click to download your copy of the OSSAT IoT CONOPs

We will continue to release CONOPs for different applications over the coming months with the next release focusing on a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload, and be sure to take a look at our OSSAT Earth Observation CONOPS!

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