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Principles of Communications Satellites

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ISBN-10: 047155796X

ISBN-13: 9780471557968

Edition: 1993

Authors: Gary D. Gordon, Walter L. Morgan

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Description:

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.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/5/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 568
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.57" long x 1.33" tall
Weight: 2.134

Introduction to Link Budgets
Orbits for Communications Satellites
Radio Frequencies
Modulation, Multiplexing, and Multiple Access
Antennas
Power, EIRP, and Illumination
Transmission Losses and Power Flux Density
Receivers and Noise Temperatures
System Performance
Telemetry, Tracking, and Command
Electric Power
Spacecraft Attitude
Propulsion
Structure
Thermal Control
Spacecraft Testing
Reliability
Index