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Low-Latency MAC-Layer Handoff for a High Altitude Platform delivering Broadband Communications

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Low-Latency MAC-Layer Handoff for a High Altitude Platform delivering Broadband Communications. / Grace, D.; Katzis, K.; Pearce, D.A.J.; Mitchell, P.D.

In: URSI Radio Science Bulletin , No. 332, 03.2010, p. 39-49.

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Grace, D, Katzis, K, Pearce, DAJ & Mitchell, PD 2010, 'Low-Latency MAC-Layer Handoff for a High Altitude Platform delivering Broadband Communications', URSI Radio Science Bulletin , no. 332, pp. 39-49.

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Grace, D., Katzis, K., Pearce, D. A. J., & Mitchell, P. D. (2010). Low-Latency MAC-Layer Handoff for a High Altitude Platform delivering Broadband Communications. URSI Radio Science Bulletin , (332), 39-49.

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Grace D, Katzis K, Pearce DAJ, Mitchell PD. Low-Latency MAC-Layer Handoff for a High Altitude Platform delivering Broadband Communications. URSI Radio Science Bulletin . 2010 Mar;(332):39-49.

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Grace, D. ; Katzis, K. ; Pearce, D.A.J. ; Mitchell, P.D. / Low-Latency MAC-Layer Handoff for a High Altitude Platform delivering Broadband Communications. In: URSI Radio Science Bulletin . 2010 ; No. 332. pp. 39-49.

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