Accession Number:

ADA364828

Title:

A Performance Analysis of a Low Earth Orbit Satellite System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-06-08

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

This thesis provides a performance analysis of the TELEDESIC Low Earth Orbit Satellite System. It analyzes the systems performance to meet the real-time communications constraints with a full satellite constellation. Computer simulation results are the sources to evaluate delays associated with packets transmitted from source to destination earth stations. The simulation is run at low, medium and high loading levels with two different, uniform and non-uniform, traffic distributions. The evaluated results are end-to-end packet delays and packet rejection rate. The results show that the TELEDESIC satellite system network is capable of meeting the real-time communication requirements with delay values much smaller than 400 ms.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE