Towards a Computing Platform for the LEO Edge

Abstract

The new space race is heating up as private companies such as SpaceX and Amazon are building large satellite constellations in low-earth orbit (LEO) to provide global broadband internet access. As the number of subscribers connected to this access network grows, it becomes necessary to investigate if and how edge computing concepts can be applied to LEO satellite networks. In this paper, we discuss the unique characteristics of the LEO edge and analyze the suitability of three organization paradigms for applications considering developer requirements. We conclude that the serverless approach is the most promising solution, opening up the field for future research.

Publication
4th International Workshop on Edge Systems, Analytics and Networking
Dr. Jonathan Hasenburg
Dr. Jonathan Hasenburg
Research Associate

My research focuses primarily on the optimization of publish/subscribe systems for mobile IoT applications by using geo-context information.