Survey of Inter-Satellite Communication for Small Satellite Systems: Physical Layer to Network Layer View

@article{Radhakrishnan2016SurveyOI,
  title={Survey of Inter-Satellite Communication for Small Satellite Systems: Physical Layer to Network Layer View},
  author={Radhika Radhakrishnan and William W. Edmonson and Fatemeh Afghah and Ram{\'o}n Mart{\'i}nez Rodr{\'i}guez-Osorio and Frank Pinto and Scott C. Burleigh},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys \& Tutorials},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={2442-2473}
}
Small satellite systems enable a whole new class of missions for navigation, communications, remote sensing, and scientific research for both civilian and military purposes. As individual spacecraft are limited by the size, mass, and power constraints, mass-produced small satellites in large constellations or clusters could be useful in many science missions such as gravity mapping, tracking of forest fires, finding water resources, etc. The proliferation of small satellites will enable a… 
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