Today, thanks to mobile devices, satellite communication is available to anyone and everywhere. Gaining information on one’s position using GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems), particularly in unknown urban environments, had become an everyday activity. With the widespread of mobile devices, particularly smartphones, each person can obtain information considering his or her location anytime and everywhere. This paper is focused on a study, considering the quality of satellite communication in case of selected mobile terminals. It describes a measurement campaign carried out in varying urban environments, including a set of Android-powered smartphones coming from different manufacturers. Based on this, respective conclusions and remarks are given, which can aid consumers as well as device manufacturers and application developers.


mobile applications; mobile communication; satellite communication; satellite navigation systems

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Published : 2021-12-20

Falkowski-Gilski, P. (2021). QUALITY OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATION IN SELECTED MOBILE ANDROID SMARTPHONES. Informatyka, Automatyka, Pomiary W Gospodarce I Ochronie Środowiska, 11(4), 32-37. https://doi.org/10.35784/iapgos.2751

Przemysław Falkowski-Gilski  przemyslaw.falkowski-gilski@pg.edu.pl
Gdansk University of Technology  Poland