Further examination of iridium satellite phone and pager system for military use

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Authors
  1. Tom, C.
  2. Lambert, J.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The Iridium satellite-based personal communications system (PCS) has been offering voice and messaging services since November 1998 and March 1999 respectively. With its interconnected constellation of 66 low earth orbit (LEO) satellites, Iridium is capable of providing continuous communications anywhere in the world. This technical memorandum describes further evaluation of the Iridium system carried out by the Military Satellite Communications group at Defence Research Establishment Ottawa (DREO). Evaluations include additional voice service test at high latitudes, voice service tests with an Airsat1 terminal, messaging service evaluation, three-way conference calling over Iridium, and propagation delay tests over the voice circuit.
Keywords
Global communications;Iridium;Low Earth Orbits;Personal Communication System;Cellular telephones;Paging service
Report Number
DREO-TM-2000-084 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jan 2000
Number of Pages
38
DSTKIM No
CA010460
CANDIS No
514960
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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