Inexpensive Satellite Does the Job

Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Fri, 25 Jan 2002 20:41:26 +0100 (MET)


On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Dave Long wrote:

> Redundant Array of Communicating
> Kilobuck Satellites?

You'll need a cloud of them. A cloud dense enough for 802.11b will be a
definite space shrapnel hazard. Could put a few 100 MByte of flash FIFO
inside, and route bursty during mutual flybys. Latency would suck, though.

Given that you need a coordinate system, this seems to ask for digital
pulse radio. You'd get a timing, a positioning service by mutual TOF
triangulation and routing in one package, plus it is pretty white and low
on juice consumption.