Satellite Communications

Author: Dennis Roddy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071382854
Release Date: 2001-04-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE ON SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS Satellite Communications, Third Edition is the latest update of the reference widely regarded as the most complete and accessible intro to this dynamic area of engineering. This edition has been revised to include the hottest applications in a rapidly growing field with expanded coverage of CDMA...new Internet via satellite and digital TV broadcasting chapters...an expanded section on geostationary orbits...error correction coding...and a preview of coming applications and growth. Author Dennis Roddy’s authoritative and readable treatment provides you with: Full descriptions of hardware, including satellite structures, antennas, earth stations, and onboard systems Cutting-edge applications such as wireless Internet, telephony, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and worldwide broadcasts of digital TV New information on ATM, TCP/IP, and LEO networking over satellites, mobile systems, and onboard switching Details on methods, orbits, links, access, signals, modulation, and interference All examples and problems worked in MathCad, with mathematical complexities pared to a minimum

Satellite Communications Payload and System

Author: Teresa M. Braun
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118345207
Release Date: 2012-08-06
Genre: Science

This is the first book primarily about the satellite payload of satellite communications systems. It represents a unique combination of practical systems engineering and communications theory. It tells about the satellites in geostationary and low-earth orbits today, both the so-called bent-pipe payloads and the processing payloads. The on-orbit environment, mitigated by the spacecraft bus, is described. The payload units (e.g. antennas and amplifiers), as well as payload-integration elements (e.g. waveguide and switches) are discussed in regard to how they work, what they do to the signal, their technology, environment sensitivity, and specifications. At a higher level are discussions on the payload as an entity: architecture including redundancy; specifications--what they mean, how they relate to unit specifications, and how to verify; and specification-compliance analysis (“budgets”) with uncertainty. Aspects of probability theory handy for calculating and using uncertainty and variation are presented. The highest-level discussions, on the end-to-end communications system, start with a practical introduction to physical-layer communications theory. Atmospheric effects and interference on the communications link are described. A chapter gives an example of optimizing a multibeam payload via probabilistic analysis. Finally, practical tips on system simulation and emulation are provided. The carrier frequencies treated are 1 GHz and above. Familiarity with Fourier analysis will enhance understanding of some topics. References are provided throughout the book for readers who want to dig deeper. Payload systems engineers, payload proposal writers, satellite-communications systems designers and analysts, and satellite customers will find that the book cuts their learning time. Spacecraft-bus systems engineers, payload unit engineers, and spacecraft operators will gain insight into the overall system. Students in systems engineering, microwave engineering, communications theory, probability theory, and communications simulation and modelling will find examples to supplement theoretical texts.

Satellite Communications Systems

Author: Gerard Maral
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119965091
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Revisions to 5th Edition by: Zhili Sun, University of Surrey, UK New and updated edition of this authoritative and comprehensive reference to the field of satellite communications engineering Building on the success of previous editions, Satellite Communications Systems, Fifth Edition covers the entire field of satellite communications engineering from orbital mechanics to satellite design and launch, configuration and installation of earth stations, including the implementation of communications links and the set-up of the satellite network. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of satellite communications systems engineering and discusses the technological applications. It demonstrates how system components interact and details the relationship between the system and its environment. The authors discuss the systems aspects such as techniques enabling equipment and system dimensioning and state of the art technology for satellite platforms, payloads and earth stations. New features and updates for the fifth edition include: More information on techniques allowing service provision of multimedia content Extra material on techniques for broadcasting, including recent standards DVB-RCS and DVB-S2 (Digital Video Broadcasting -Return Channel Satellite and -Satellite Version 2) Updates on onboard processing By offering a detailed and practical overview, Satellite Communications Systems continues to be an authoritative text for advanced students, engineers and designers throughout the field of satellite communications and engineering.

SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

Author: K. N. RAJA RAO
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788120347250
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This new edition, an up-to-date and comprehensive title on the rapidly expanding field of satellite communication, is aimed at giving important aspects of space and satellite communication. It starts from fundamental concepts and helps reader to design satellite links. The book provides a smooth flow from satellite launch to various applications of satellite. It contains satellite systems, important parameter calculations and design concepts. The emphasis is on geostationary satellites. The text is organized in such a manner that the reader starts with orbiting parameters and ends at designing a complete multiple access links. With all of the latest information incorporated and several key pedagogical attributes included, this textbook is an invaluable learning tool for the engineering students of electronics and communication. New to This Edition • Important design equations have been listed separately. • Three new chapters—Reliability requirements in satellites, Remote sensing satellites and Error control coding—have been included. • New Sections are added in Chapters 1, 2 and 3. • A brief discussion on digitized video transmission is included in Chapter 4.

Satellite Communications Fourth Edition

Author: Dennis Roddy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071486897
Release Date: 2006-02-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In-depth, textbook-style coverage combined with an intuitive, low-math approach makes this book particularly appealing to the wireless and networking markets New to this edition: Global wireless services, including 3G; Antenna Options; Error Coding

Mobile Satellite Communications Handbook

Author: Roger Cochetti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118907412
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Genre: Science

With a Preface by noted satellite scientist Dr. Ahmad Ghais, the Second Edition reflects the expanded user base for this technology by updating information on historic, current, and planned commercial and military satellite systems and by expanding sections that explain the technology for non-technical professionals. The book begins with an introduction to satellite communications and goes on to provide an overview of the technologies involved in mobile satellite communications, providing basic introductions to RF Issues, power Issues, link issues and system issues. It describes early commercial mobile satellite communications systems, such as Marisat and Marecs and their military counterparts. The book then discusses the full range of Inmarsat and other current and planned geostationary, low earth orbiting and hybrid mobile satellite systems from over a dozen countries and companies. It is an essential guide for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of this industry and military tool. • Revised edition will serve both technical and non-technical professionals who rely every day on mobile satellite communications • Describes and explains historic, current, and planned civil, commercial, and military mobile satellite communication systems. • First Edition charts and tables updated and expanded with current material for today’s mobile satellite technology

Satellite Communication

Author: Dharma Raj Cheruku
Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9789380026411
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Artificial satellites in telecommunication

Satellite Communication is a special technology in the field of Electronic Communication Systems. A Graduate engineering students with Electronics and Communication Engineering will find this book useful to understand the concepts of satellite communication. This book deals with the technology and gives an adequate treatment of the subject. Analysis and design of satellite communication equipment is also treated to the extent required for the engineering graduates. It is very useful reference for the candidates preparing for higher studies and competitive examinations. Mathematical analysis is presented wherever required and concepts are well illustrated. It also deals with latest technological developments in the related fields

Satellite Communications Network Design and Analysis

Author: Kenneth Y. Jo
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781608071951
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Artificial satellites in telecommunication

This authoritative book provides a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of satellite communications (SATCOM) network design and performance assessments. You find discussions on a wide class of SATCOM networks using satellites as core components, as well as coverage key applications in the field. This in-depth resource presents a broad range of critical topics, from geosynchronous Earth orbiting (GEO) satellites and direct broadcast satellite systems, to low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites, radio standards and protocols.This invaluable reference explains the many specific uses of satellite networks, including small-terminal wireless and mobile communications systems. Moreover, this book presents advanced topics such as satellite RF link analyses, optimum transponder loading, on-board processing, antenna characteristics, protected systems, information assurance, and spread spectrums. You are introduced to current and future SATCOM systems and find details on their performance supportabilities. This cutting-edge book also presents trends in multimedia satellite applications and IP services over satellites.

Satellite Communication Systems 3rd Edition

Author: B.G. Evans
Publisher: IET
ISBN: 085296899X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A thoroughly up-to-date revision of this successful book this text aims to give the professional engineer or graduate student a fully comprehensive yet practical understanding of the principles and technological issues of this major subject. The book contains a strong tutorial element and real-world orientation.

Satellite Basics for Everyone

Author: C. Robert Welti
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475925956
Release Date: 2012-06-04
Genre: Education

Learn about satellites that affect us every day, how they work, and how we can place and keep them on orbit. Satellite Basics for Everyone presents an introduction and overview to satellites. Its written as clearly and understandably as possible for a wide audience. It provides a learning tool for grade school students. High school and college students can use it for helping them decide on career fields. Its for people with curious minds who want to know about satellites that affect their daily lives. And, it provides a training tool and an overview for people who build, operate, and use data collected by satellites. Satellite Basics for Everyone describes satellite missions, orbits, population, closeness, debris, collision risk, builders, owners, operators, launch vehicles, and costs. Focus then turns to describing the orbit, components, environment, and operation of the geostationary communications satellite because it affects our daily lives the most by providing television, radio, commercial business, Internet and telephone services. A description of satellite motion prepares for the included Mission Planning Example of how to place and keep this satellite on orbit and keep the antennas pointing in the right direction to perform its mission. The main objective of this book is to stimulate a broad interest in engineering and science.

Satellite Communications Systems Engineering

Author: Louis J. Ippolito, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119259381
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The first edition of Satellite Communications Systems Engineering (Wiley 2008) was written for those concerned with the design and performance of satellite communications systems employed in fixed point to point, broadcasting, mobile, radio navigation, data relay, computer communications, and related satellite based applications. This welcome Second Edition continues the basic premise and enhances the publication with the latest updated information and new technologies developed since the publication of the first edition. The book is based on graduate level satellite communications course material and has served as the primary text for electrical engineering Masters and Doctoral level courses in satellite communications and related areas. Introductory to advanced engineering level students in electrical, communications and wireless network courses, and electrical engineers, communications engineers, systems engineers, and wireless network engineers looking for a refresher will find this essential text invaluable.

Spacecraft Systems Engineering

Author: Peter Fortescue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119978367
Release Date: 2011-08-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This fourth edition of the bestselling Spacecraft Systems Engineering title provides the reader with comprehensive coverage of the design of spacecraft and the implementation of space missions, across a wide spectrum of space applications and space science. The text has been thoroughly revised and updated, with each chapter authored by a recognized expert in the field. Three chapters – Ground Segment, Product Assurance and Spacecraft System Engineering – have been rewritten, and the topic of Assembly, Integration and Verification has been introduced as a new chapter, filling a gap in previous editions. This edition addresses ‘front-end system-level issues’ such as environment, mission analysis and system engineering, but also progresses to a detailed examination of subsystem elements which represents the core of spacecraft design. This includes mechanical, electrical and thermal aspects, as well as propulsion and control. This quantitative treatment is supplemented by an emphasis on the interactions between elements, which deeply influences the process of spacecraft design. Adopted on courses worldwide, Spacecraft Systems Engineering is already widely respected by students, researchers and practising engineers in the space engineering sector. It provides a valuable resource for practitioners in a wide spectrum of disciplines, including system and subsystem engineers, spacecraft equipment designers, spacecraft operators, space scientists and those involved in related sectors such as space insurance. In summary, this is an outstanding resource for aerospace engineering students, and all those involved in the technical aspects of design and engineering in the space sector.

Principles of communications satellites

Author: Gary D. Gordon
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: UCAL:B4595661
Release Date: 1993-07-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Explains the reasons, limitations and trade-offs inherent to communications satellites. The first half deals with link power budgets as well as communications hardware and examples of complete link budgets. Spacecraft technology and a description of the objectives and basic operating methods of each of the major supporting subsystems are covered in the last half. Contains end-of-chapter exercises and solutions. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

Satellite

Author: Doug Millard
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781780237060
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Science

Right now, above our heads—nearly imperceptible to us but hugely important to how we live—are thousands of man-made objects that we have sent into space. Ubiquitous but mysterious, satellites are the technological infrastructure of our globally connected world, helping us do everything from orient ourselves on a map to watch our favorite television shows. Yet we rarely ever think about them. In this book, Doug Millard pays overdue tribute to the stoic existence of the satellite, tracing its simultaneous pathways through the cold silence of space and the noisy turbulence of the past century. How satellites ever came to be is, in itself, a remarkable story. Telling an astonishing history of engineering experimentation and ingenuity, Millard shows how the Cold War space race made the earliest satellites—ones like Sputnik, Telstar, and Early Bird—household names. He describes how they evolved into cultural signifiers that represented not only our scientific capabilities but our capacity for imagination, our ability to broaden the scope of our vision to the farthest reaches. From there he follows the proliferation of satellites in the second half of the twentieth century, examining their many different forms, how they evolved, all the things they do, what they have enabled, and how they have influenced our popular culture. Ultimately, Millard asks what we can still expect, what sort of space age the satellite has initiated that is yet to be fully realized. Published in association with the Science Museum, London, this beautifully illustrated book will appeal to any fan of space exploration and technology.