The Role of High-Altitude Platforms (HAPs) in the Global Wireless Connectivity

  title={The Role of High-Altitude Platforms (HAPs) in the Global Wireless Connectivity},
  author={Abbas Mohammed and Asad Mehmood and Fotini-Niovi Pavlidou and Mihael Mohorcic},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
Since 1990s, the investigations of aerospace communication segment have not only been concerned with satellites, but increasingly with lower altitude repeaters flying in the stratosphere. They are the so-called high-altitude platforms (HAPs) with important advantages with respect to satellites in terms of reduced cost of implementation, deployment, and launch. However, HAPs are characterized by a reduced coverage, as compared with satellites. Nevertheless, in recent literature, HAPs are not… CONTINUE READING
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