International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT)

ISSN: 2076-1449 (Print), ISSN: 2076-9539 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJWMT Vol.4, No.2, Mar. 2014

Innovative Large Scale Wireless Sensor Network Architecture Using Satellites and High-Altitude Platforms

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Yasser Albagory, Fahad Al Raddady, Sultan Aljahdali, Omar Said

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High-Altitude platforms;Satellite Communications;HAP;Wireless Sensor Networks


Wireless sensor network has many applications and very active research area. The coverage span of this network is very important parameter where wide coverage area is a challenge. This paper proposes an architecture for large-scale wireless sensor network (LSWSN) based on satellites and the High-Altitude Platforms (HAP) where the sensor nodes are located on the ground and a wide coverage sink station may be in the form of a satellite or a network of HAPs. A scenario is described for multilayer LSWSN and a study for the system requirements has been established showing the number of Satellites, HAPs and coverage per each sink according to the elevation angle requirements. The Satellite-HAP-Sensor multilayer LSWSN architecture has the feasibility for effective energy and earth coverage and is optimum for covering largely sparse regions.

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Yasser Albagory, Fahad Al Raddady, Sultan Aljahdali, Omar Said,"Innovative Large Scale Wireless Sensor Network Architecture Using Satellites and High-Altitude Platforms", IJWMT, vol.4, no.2, pp.12-19, 2014.DOI: 10.5815/ijwmt.2014.02.02


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