Unidata has tested / completed testing / integration of Iridium, Thuraya,
Orbcom and Inmarsat as well as Globalstar, and we have done modelling
on the data latency and equally importantly, the costs of these services. We
have also modelled power consumption of these services. It is now clear
to us that while these services are all satellite technology there are subtle
aspects of each service which need to be considered. There are three distinct
applications, where some service providers are more suitable than others.
Poster paper — may be difficult to read online