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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 4315026, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4315026
Research Article

Application of Latitude Stripe Division in Satellite Constellation Coverage to Ground

1School of Computer, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
2Hubei Key Laboratory of Intelligent Geo-Information Processing, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
3Institute of Computer Sciences, Heidelberg University, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Received 16 August 2016; Revised 28 October 2016; Accepted 8 November 2016

Academic Editor: Paolo Tortora

Copyright © 2016 Maocai Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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