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International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering (IJRTE)

ISSN 1797-9617

Volume 1, Number 3, May 2009

Issue on Electrical & Electronics

Page(s): 239-243

Broadband Communications and Applications from High Altitude Platforms

A. Mohammed and Z. Yang

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Abstract

In this paper, we give an overview of using High Altitude Platforms (HAPs) for providing wireless telecommunication and broadband communication services. Comparisons of HAPs, satellite and terrestrial systems are shown to illustrate unique characteristics of the system. Three architectures for HAP systems are discussed in terms of cooperation with terrestrial and satellite systems. Telecommunication, broadband and disaster applications of HAPs are shown based on system scenarios.

Index Terms

High Altitude Platforms (HAPs), broadband communications, wireless communications, 4G systems

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