Evaluation of Iridium Paging Services for Military Applications

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Authors
  1. Tom, C.
  2. Wagner, L.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Iridium is the first satellite-based personal communications system offering global service via an interconnected constellation of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites communicating directly with handheld terminals. The total constellation of satellites was launched over a 12-month period ending May 1998. Voice service commenced in November 1998 followed by paging services in March 1999. This technical memorandum describes an evaluation of the Iridium paging service carried out by the Military Satelilte Communications (MSC) Group at Defence Research Establishment Ottawa (DREO) during the period March to June 1999. Paging tests were performed under two principle scenarios: stationary and inflight paging. Performance parameters observed include delivery time and message error performance.
Keywords
Paging service;Low Earth Orbits;Iridium;Personal Communication System;Global communications
Report Number
DREO-TM-1999-087 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Aug 1999
Number of Pages
39
DSTKIM No
CA000246
CANDIS No
512108
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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