The MASSIVE project aims to design and develop a Satellite Gateway able to manage a large number of uncoordinated terminals.
The project objectives are in reference to the state-of-the-art protocols and solutions based on the E-SSA protocol. They can be summarized as the following:
The key challenge of the project is being able to design, develop and test in an affordable way the following topics on which the project is focused as an enhancement of already deployed E-SSA protocol:
The satellite gateway developed in the frame of MASSIVE is able to manage data traffic generated by a huge number of uncoordinated terminals, giving the way to systems with a dense geographical distribution of users, which fits with the IoT definition.
The gateway can be interfaced with the existing HUB and management systems developed by MBI so as to make effective tests and demonstrations possible.
This factor, together with the eventual installation of the MASSIVE solution in a real gateway made available by a satellite operator to test the prototype with a real satellite constellation, can easily enable MBI and SPENG to validate the prototype even in a real scenario, thus dramatically compressing the time-to-market to launch a cost-effective, attractive and competitive product, especially if a complete Forward and Return link system is developed.
The architecture of the system to be developed in the project can be derived from an overall and a gateway-focused point of view. The overall physical architecture is the following:
Focusing on the gateway side, the main functionalities and architecture are condensed in the following:
The project has started on 15th September 2017 with the WP1100 Definition of Use Cases and Scenarios, WP1200 Requirements Definition and WP1300 SoA Products and Trade Off Analysis, each of which belongs to task 1000 applicable use cases and requirements/benchmarking. The first deliverable D#1 is the output of WP1100 and WP1200, with due date scheduled for mid-November 2017.