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issues for the integration of satellite and terrestrial cellular networks for mobile communicationsSatellite and terrestrial cellular systems naturally complement each other for land mobile communications, even though present systems have been developed independently. The main advantages of the integrated system are a faster wide area coverage, a better management of overloading traffic conditions, an extension to geographical areas not covered by the terrestrial network and, in perspective, the provision of only one integrated system for all mobile communications (land, aeronautical, and maritime). To achieve these goals, as far as possible the same protocols of the terrestrial network should be used also for the satellite network. Discussed here are the main issues arising from the requirements of the main integrated system. Some results are illustrated, and possible future improvements due to technical solutions are presented.
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Conference Paper
Delre, Enrico
(Florence Univ. S.p.A., Rome, Italy)
Mistretta, Ignazio
(Telespazio S.p.A., Rome, Italy)
Dellipriscoli, Francesco
(Telespazio Turin, Italy)
Settimo, Franco
(Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
September 15, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: JPL, Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Network and Technology Concepts for Mobile, Micro, and Personal Communications
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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