A Novel Cloud Architecture for Internet of Space Things (IoST)

Priyadarshini, I., Bhola, B., Kumar, R., & So-In, C. (2022). A Novel Cloud Architecture for Internet of Space Things (IoST). IEEE Access, 10, 15118-15134.


The Internet of Things (IoT) has influenced technology in numerous ways. What started as a network of physical devices communicating over the Internet grew tremendously sophisticated by incorporating billions of devices and defining specific IoT domains. IoT has found its subdomains in many fields such as medicine, healthcare, robotics, etc., and several domains are yet to incorporate IoT. One of the rapidly advancing technologies in space research. Space research has been growing tremendously over the last few decades, with studies ranging across exoplanet detection, colonization, space communication, and the possibility of life forms across other bodies. In this paper, we suggest a novel architecture of the Internet of Space Things (IoST) compatible with the cloud for the increasingly growing and futuristic field of space technology. The article proposes a detailed physical and logical architecture considering the public network, cloud provider, enterprise network, ground station, and interspace communication. The study will benefit researchers and scientists working in IoT, space technologies, colonization, robot-assisted surgery, space farming, etc.

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Last updated: July 5, 2022