An operational and performance overview of the IRIDIUM low earth orbit satellite system

  title={An operational and performance overview of the IRIDIUM low earth orbit satellite system},
  author={Stephen R. Pratt and Richard A. Raines and Carl Edward Fossa and Michael A. Temple},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials},
Today, both the military and commercial sectors are placing an increased emphasis on global communications. This has prompted the development of several low earth orbit satellite systems that promise worldwide connectivity and real-time voice communications. This article provides a tutorial overview of the IRIDIUM low earth orbit satellite system and performance results obtained via simulation. First, it presents an overview of key IRIDIUM design parameters and features. Then, it examines the… CONTINUE READING
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