Accession Number:

ADA499200

Title:

Sky Satellites: The Marine Corps' Solution to its Over-the-Horizon Communication Problem

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS UNIV QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-07

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

During the last three years, the Marine Corps has seen an explosion of Satellite Communication SatCom assets being used in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. This increase in demand has caused a critical shortage of radio communication assets that can communicate across long distances and at the same time created a shortage of available radio frequencies for the radios to operate on. SatCom has its shortcomings even though it is more reliable than HF. The current main shortcoming of SatCom is the limited availability of bandwidth for the radio assets to operate on.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE