Nanosatellites and a hot air balloons for emergency broadband


A research team from the CTTC, the UOC and the University of Luxembourg proposes a communications system enabling emergency services in difficult scenarios.

The new solution is based on the CubeSat nanosatellite design standard and the long-range (LoRa) radio technology, allowing for a reliable emergency communications network that can be deployed in a short time. The hot air balloon is used to launch the nanosatellite over the disaster area or deployment zone.

Check full details at:

Parada, R.; Monzon Baeza, V.; Barraca-Ibort, D.N.; Monzo, C. LoRa-Based Low-Cost Nanosatel-lite for Emerging Communication Networks in Complex Scenarios. Aerospace 2023, 10, 754.

This research contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

For more details check the press release here.