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Link Budget Analysis for Satellite-Based Narrowband IoT Systems

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Abstract

Low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) have been rapidly gaining ground in recent years, triggered by their capability to satisfy important market segments. Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is one of the most appealing LPWAN technologies, foreseen to play an important role in the fifth generation mobile communication (5G) network. In order to guarantee a worldwide coverage to the low-cost devices distributed all over the globe, satellite connectivity is a key asset due to their large footprint on Earth, especially in remote areas where the investment towards a terrestrial infrastructure is not justified. However, such terrestrial networks aiming at deploying satellite systems either as an integrated part of it or a stand-alone solution, would require a careful and detailed analysis covering several aspects and all the layers of communication. In this paper, we demonstrate the link budgets of a satellite-based NB-IoT system under different parameters, providing some simulation results as a benchmark for further study. In addition, we analyze and discuss the impact that different power budgets would have in important features of the NB-IoT network, such as delay, capacity and device battery life.

Keywords

  • 5G
  • NB-IoT
  • Link budget analysis
  • Satellite communication
  • Spectral efficiency

This work was supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) under Industrial Fellowship Scheme with industrial partner SES S.A., project title “Communication algorithms for end-to-end satellite-IoT (SATIOT)”, grant FNR12526592.

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Kodheli, O., Maturo, N., Andrenacci, S., Chatzinotas, S., Zimmer, F. (2019). Link Budget Analysis for Satellite-Based Narrowband IoT Systems. In: Palattella, M., Scanzio, S., Coleri Ergen, S. (eds) Ad-Hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks. ADHOC-NOW 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 11803. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31831-4_18

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