On the satellite coverage problems

Danny T. Chi*, Yu-Ted Su

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A 24-hour or all-day coverage area (ADCA) is defined as the area within which it is possible, at any time and under a given weather condition, to establish a link with at least one of the satellites in the same orbit. The authors present a very efficient algorithm for locating ADCAs for satellites in geosynchronous orbit with a nonzero inclination angle. They explore some satellite link budget computations which relate to the satellite coverage problem through a single parameter, and thus simplify the checking condition to an inequality. A few useful properties of ADCA are first derived and applied to develop a rapid algorithm. Some related coverage problems are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0879426918
StatePublished - 4 Nov 1991
Event1991 IEEE Military Communications Conference - MILCOM '91 Part 1 (of 3) - McLean, VA, USA
Duration: 4 Nov 19917 Nov 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference


Conference1991 IEEE Military Communications Conference - MILCOM '91 Part 1 (of 3)
CityMcLean, VA, USA

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