The Problem

Given different constraints, we want to find an efficient way to split up air trafic on the surface of the earth to enable VHF Airplane-Satellite communication over oceans

Our approach

We found analytical geometric solutions that maximize the area a single satellite can cover. We then decided on a range of orbits in which the satellites can have full coverage of the earth.


All of the our solutions have been implemented programmatically, allowing us to change the orbital height and creating a new optimal solution in real-time. We then created a render system to visualize the orbits.


In the future, we could explore more orbital inclinations, giving the satellite operator more potential flexibility.

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