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Comparison between several satellite constellation schemes for MEO-TDRSS of China

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2 Author(s)
Tingyong, Wu ; The National Key Lab. of Communication, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, P. R. China ; Shiqi, Wu

The satellite constellation classes, which are suitable for the medium earth orbit tracking and data relay satellite system (MEO-TDRSS) of China, are investigated. On the basis of the functionality and the traffic distribution characteristic of MEO-TDRSS, the coverage performance and inter-satellite link properties of four different constellation schemes are compared by simulations. Simulation results indicate that the rosette and common-track constellations, whose satellites are distributed on the celestial sphere more uniformly, are appropriate for the implementation of MEO-TDRSS of China.

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Systems Engineering and Electronics, Journal of  (Volume:19 ,  Issue: 5 )