Evaluation of Iridium Satellite Phone Voice 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
The Iridium system is designed to provide global personal communications via an interconnected constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites communicating directly with handheld terminals. The system provides communications to all parts of the globe, including the polar regions. This document describes the DREO evaluation of the Iridium voice service under a number of different scenarios. Also included is an overview of the general features and operation of the satellite phone.
Keywords
Cellular telephones;Global communications;Iridium;Low Earth Orbits;Personal Communication System
Report Number
DREO-TM-1999-086 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Sep 1999
Number of Pages
40
DSTKIM No
CA000102
CANDIS No
512119
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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