Today, approximately 60% (4.5B) of the world’s population cannot access the internet. Consequently, there has been a renaissance in interest and investment in space- and suborbital-based high-data-rate communications networks. These networks will have global impact on humanity by affordably delivering high bandwidth information to every part of the world. This area cuts across multiple hardware-oriented fields of interest including: aerospace systems; antennas; autonomous systems; communications; electronics; microwave/mm-wave technology; photonics; position, navigation and timing; power electronics, etc. MTT-S is currently leading an IEEE Future Directions Initiative incubation effort to develop a global community of interest for this emerging ecosystem.
- IMS2016 Rump Session, “The Internet of Space – Technological and Economic Challenges for the Future Space-based Internet”, Tue. May 24th, 2016, San Francisco, CA
- 2017 IEEE Topical Workshop on the Internet of Space, in conjunction with RWW, January 15-18, 2017, Phoenix, AZ.
Sanjay Raman, Robert Weigel and Tim Lee, "The Internet of Space (IoS): A Future Backbone for the Internet of Things?"