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. [] Key Method First, it presents an overview of key IRIDIUM design parameters and features. Then, it examines the issues associated with routing in a dynamic network topology, focusing on network management and routing algorithm selection. Finally, it presents the results of the simulation and demonstrates that the IRIDIUM system is a robust system capable of meeting published specifications.

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