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Satellite Communications Systems - Systems, Techniques and Technology

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ISBN-10: 0471971669

ISBN-13: 9780471971665

Edition: 3rd 1998

Authors: G�rard Maral, Michel Bousquet

List price: $89.95
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Description:

As a single source reference work for engineers and students of telecommunications this text book provides, in a practical way, everything needed to understand satellite communications systems from the hardware and launch, to reception of the signal.
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Book details

List price: $89.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 756
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.838

Acknowledgement
Acronyms
Notation
Introduction
The birth of satellite communications
Development of satellite communications
The configuration of a satellite communications system
Types of orbit
Radio regulations
Technology trends
Services
The way forward
References
Orbits and Related Issues
Keplerian orbits
Useful orbits for satellite communication
Perturbations of the orbit
Conclusion
References
Baseband Signals and Quality of Service (QoS)
Baseband signals
Performance objectives
Availability objectives
Delay
Conclusion
References
Communications Techniques
Analogue transmission
Digital communications
Conclusion: comparison between analogue and digital transmission
References
Up/Down Link, Intersatellite Link and Overall Link Performance
Configuration of a link
Antenna parameters
Radiated power
Received signal power
Noise power spectral density at the receiver input
Individual link performance
Influence of the atmosphere
Mitigation of atmospheric impairments
Overall link performance with transparent satellite
Overall link performance with regenerative satellite
Intersatellite link performance
References
Multiple Access
Traffic parameters
Traffic routing
Multiple access
Frequency division multiple access (FDMA)
Time division multiple access (TDMA)
Code division multiple access (CDMA)
Fixed and on-demand assignment
Random access
Conclusion
References
Satellite Networking
Advantages and disadvantages of multibeam satellites
Interconnection by transponder hopping
Interconnection by on-board switching (SS/TDMA)
Interconnection by beam scanning
On-board processing
Intersatellite links (ISL)
References
Earth Stations
Station organisation
Radio-frequency characteristics
The antenna subsystem
The radio-frequency subsystem
Communication subsystems
The network interface subsystem
Monitoring and control; auxiliary equipment
Conclusion
References
The Communication Payload
Mission and characteristics of the payload
Transparent repeaters
Multibeam satellite repeater
Regenerative repeater
Solid state equipment technology
Antenna coverage
Antenna characteristics
Conclusion
References
The Platform
Subsystems
Attitude control
The propulsion subsystem
The electric power supply
Telemetry, tracking and command (TTC) and on-board data handling (OBDH)
Thermal control and structure
Developments and trends
References
Satellite Installation and Launch Vehicles
Installation in orbit
Launch vehicles
References
The Space Environment
Vacuum
The mechanical environment
Radiation
Flux of high energy particles
The environment during installation
References
Reliability of Satellite Communications Systems
Introduction of reliability
Satellite system availability
Sub-system reliability
Component reliability
Index