Inter-Plane Inter-Satellite Connectivity in Dense LEO Constellations

  title={Inter-Plane Inter-Satellite Connectivity in Dense LEO Constellations},
  author={Israel Leyva-Mayorga and Beatriz Soret and Petar Popovski},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications},
With numerous ongoing deployments owned by private companies and startups, dense satellite constellations deployed in low Earth orbit (LEO) will play a major role in the near future of wireless communications. In addition, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has ongoing efforts to integrate satellites into 5G and beyond-5G networks. Nevertheless, numerous challenges must be overcome to fully exploit the connectivity capabilities of satellite constellations. These challenges are mainly… Expand
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