Accession Number:

ADA371120

Title:

Evaluation of Iridium Satellite Phone Voice Services for Military Applications

Descriptive Note:

Technical memorandum

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE