A PCMCIA IRIDIUM SATELLITE TELEPHONE WITH COMPUTER-BASED DATA ENCRYPTION
Original Publication Date: 2001-Mar-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Mar-15
The Iridium satellite communication system provides worldwide voice and data services using the Iridium handset or large L Band transceivers (LBT). The advent of the smaller third generation handset with reduced electronics' size, provides new packaging options for use on the satellite based infrastructure. This publication describes a device that permits the use of the Iridium network with a computer based Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) card. The computer supplies the power, voice/data connection and desired software enabled encryption. An RF connector supplies a connection to an externally located antenna for communication with the Iridium satellite system.