International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research
Mobile Satellite (MS) signal performance is affected by many factors such as ionospheric effect, multipath fading tree-shadowed and building shadowed. These cause variations in the received signal quality. Although many studies have been carried out in order to improve the performance of MS signal, there are still many areas lacking data especially from the less-developed and developing countries. Furthermore, costly data acquisition method hinders more study to be carried out in these regions. This paper discusses the cost effective alternative method for MS data acquisition for satellite operating in the L-band by utilizing the GPS satellites data.