An Energy-Efficient Architecture for Multi-Hop Communication Between Rovers and Satellites in Extra-Terrestrial Surfaces

Over the past three decades, several man-made vehicles have being sent into space to explore the extra-terrestrial bodies. As the search for water and other useful substances in the extra-terrestrial surfaces increases, this exploration activity is set to dramatically increase over the next decade (2020); with NASA planning to explore the surface of Mars, Moon and other planets and satellites. In this regard, it is imperative to build an extremely energy-efficient communication system that will cover a large area in the range of hundreds of kilometres which unfortunately is absolutely not possible today.

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery Topic: Mobility Date Added: Aug 2012 Format: PDF

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