Personal Satellite Services. International Conference, PSATS 2009, Rome, Italy, March 18-19, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Analysing the Orbital Movement and Trajectory of LEO (Low Earth Orbit) Satellite Relative to Earth Rotation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-04260-7_1,
        author={Nafeesa Bohra and Hermann Meer and Aftab. Memon},
        title={Analysing the Orbital Movement and Trajectory of LEO (Low Earth Orbit) Satellite Relative to Earth Rotation},
        proceedings={Personal Satellite Services. International Conference, PSATS 2009, Rome, Italy, March 18-19, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={PSATS},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Orbital movement Trajectory LEOs},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-04260-7_1}
    }
    
  • Nafeesa Bohra
    Hermann Meer
    Aftab. Memon
    Year: 2012
    Analysing the Orbital Movement and Trajectory of LEO (Low Earth Orbit) Satellite Relative to Earth Rotation
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04260-7_1
Nafeesa Bohra1,*, Hermann Meer1,*, Aftab. Memon2,*
  • 1: University of Passau
  • 2: Mehran University of Engineering & Technology
*Contact email: bohra@fmi.uni-passau.de, demeer@fmi.uni-passau.de, aftab.memon@muet.edu.pk

Abstract

Next generation of wireless Internet scenarios include LEOs (Low Earth Orbit Satellites). Lower altitudes of LEO constellations could allow global coverage while offering: low end-to-end propagation delay, low power consumption, and effective frequency usage both for the users and the satellite network. LEOs rotate asynchronously to the earth rotation. Fast movement of LEOs makes it necessary to include efficient mobility management. In past few years mobility patterns have been proposed by considering the full earth coverage constellation whereby, the rotation of earth was often assumed too negligible to be taken into account. The prime objective of this study is to provide facts and figures that show LEOs traverse relative to the rotation of earth. In order to analyse the orbital movement and trajectory of LEOs relative to earth rotation mathematical analysis have been done and justification have been made through equations.