Assessing the technical and financial viability of broadband satellite systems using a cost per T1 minute metric
Author(s)Kelic, Andjelka, 1972-
Daniel E. Hastings.
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A cost per 1.544 Mbps (T1) link per minute metric is developed for systems evaluation of satellite based broadband communications systems. Global market models based on Internet growth and computer penetration are developed. Initially systems are limited by the available market, however as the market increases, the design of the system becomes the limiting factor. These limits include satellite power resources, achievable link margins, and rain attenuation. A computer simulation is developed to model the complex interactions between the capacity limits and distributed market models.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and, Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Technology and Policy Program, 1998.Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-111).This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Technology and Policy Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aeronautics and Astronautics, Technology and Policy Program