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Intersatellite link application to commercial communications satellitesThe fundamental characteristics of intersatellite link (ISL) systems, and their application to domestic, regional, and global satellite communications, are described. The quantitative advantages of using ISLs to improve orbit utilization, spectrum occupancy, transmission delay (compared to multi-hop links), coverage, and connectivity, and to reduce the number of earth station antennas, are also presented. Cost-effectiveness and other systems benefits of using ISLs are identified, and the technical and systems planning aspects of ISL systems implementation are addressed.
Document ID
19890051773
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Lee, Young S. (Communications Satellite Corp. Clarksburg, MD, United States)
Atia, Ali E. (COMSAT, Systems Div., Clarksburg MD, United States)
Ponchak, Denise S. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: COMSAT Technical Review
Volume: 18
ISSN: 0095-9669
Subject Category
SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, SPACECRAFT COMMUNICATIONS, COMMAND AND TRACKING
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS3-24884
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other