Performance Evaluations of Communication Systems Employing Stratospheric Aircrafts and LEO Satellites

Shigeru SHIMAMOTO  Takanori MIKOSHIBA  Shinya TAKAKUSAGI  Masatoshi HAYASHI  Hiroyuki SHIBA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E81-B   No.12   pp.2343-2350
Publication Date: 1998/12/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on the Latest Development of Telecommunication Research)
Category: Wireless Communication Systems
stratospheric aircraft,  LEO satellite,  shadowing,  multipath fading,  

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In recent years, several global network systems using non-stationary satellites have been proposed. Some of them are announced to start services within years. We also have several experimental systems with stratospheric aircrafts. In the future, the radio communication system using stratospheric aircrafts will be one of the promising media for personal communications. The question of how to establish the optimal communication under such circumstance seems to be still open. In this paper, performance evaluations of wireless communication systems using LEO satellites and stratospheric aircrafts are proposed. We will show some proper communication parameters to improve competence of mobile communication in the such systems as well.