OQ Know-how, a 5G IoT satellite tv for pc operator, has been granted a patent for its IoT (web of issues) ‘wake-up’ expertise by the US Patent and Trademark Workplace. It’s the first out of the corporate’s six patent purposes within the US and the EU.
‘Wake-up’ is a brilliant power-saving expertise inside OQ’s terminal IoT gadgets that enables them to effectively get up and talk with the bottom station (satellite tv for pc) solely when wanted. The perform may be adjusted in keeping with the expansion of the variety of satellites, with every satellite tv for pc having the ability to join with hundreds of sensors. Via ‘wake-up’ OQ goals to attain the 10-year battery-life aim set by 3GPP requirements for narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) wi-fi communications, the corporate stated in a launch.
OQ’s different patent purposes embody frequency synchronisation, timing synchronisation, IoT machine localisation, inter-satellite hyperlink expertise, and a satellite tv for pc system design and community structure for mobile IoT communication between satellites and floor stations.
The ‘wake-up’ expertise and the applied sciences nonetheless pending patents are all to be applied onboard OQ’s satellite tv for pc constellation in low Earth orbit (LEO).
The corporate has additionally developed a expertise that enables it to make use of the cheaper normal cellular chips ($5) for its satellite tv for pc connectivity, as a substitute of the costly satellite tv for pc chip ($100) that must be put in and used when leaving terrestrial networks.