Wireless Communications for Satellites


This lecture introduces the benefits of wireless technology within space craft, specifically looking at the use of IEEE 802 technology to provide internal communications together with some of the new engineering challenges this creates. The lecture also highlights the tangential business benefits to the industry, such as weight reduction and communications reliability/security.

Future technological developments will also be mentioned such as IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.16e and IEEE 802.15.3c.