Mobile Networks and Applications

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 301–310

Handover management in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite networks


  • Ian F. Akyildiz
    • Broadband and Wireless Networking Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringGeorgia Institute of Technology
  • Hüseyin Uzunalioğlu
    • Bell LaboratoriesLucent Technologies
  • Michael D. Bender
    • Department of Defense

DOI: 10.1023/A:1019167303222

Cite this article as:
Akyildiz, I.F., Uzunalioğlu, H. & Bender, M.D. Mobile Networks and Applications (1999) 4: 301. doi:10.1023/A:1019167303222


Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite networks will play an important role in the evolving information infrastructure. Satellites in the low earth orbits provide communication with shorter end-to-end delays and efficient frequency usage. However, some problems need to be solved before LEO satellite systems can be successfully deployed. One of these problems is the handover management. The objective of this paper is to survey the basic concepts of LEO satellite networks and the handover research.

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