Communication Design Performance Comparison for an Elevation Mask of 5° and a Data Rate of dKa = 44.7 Mbps See Section 3.2.4) for details on how the performance metrics and design criteria are computed.

LNCSS Case Study (# comm. sats, # total sats)Performance metrics: At worst user grid pointDesign criteria: Avg across grid points
Availability (%)Failure Tolerance (%)Coverage (%)Summed Daily Availability tKa of LNCSS–Earth Data Link (s) (minimum among 15 days)Daily Data Volume (GB)
A (2, 8)10043.75100160320895.79
B (3, 12)10080.151002467201791.24
C (4, 16)1001001003360121378.55