nIntegrated 8-channel system
nWorks out of the box
nReliable and fully autonomous operation
nThe newly developed GUI based control software
nReduced the field setup time, increased the ease of operation
nSuitable for operation by non-technical users
nSystem performance based on field experiments
nAverage throughput with 8 channels is 18.6 Kbps, efficiency > 90%
nAverage round trip time using DAV modes is 1.4 sec, significantly less than 2 sec of Iridium-PSTN configuration
nAverage uptime with full capacity using DAV mode was 85 %; better than both non-DAV mode and PSTN mode
nPercentage system uptime (at least one mode) was ~95% for all the modes
nAverage time interval between call drops is 60 mins and varies a lot.
nIn conclusion, the throughput and delay performance of the system using Iridium-Iridium DAV mode is better than other data modes.