Mobile Satellite Communications Handbook / Edition 1

Mobile Satellite Communications Handbook / Edition 1

by Roger Cochetti
     
 

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ISBN-10: 047129778X

ISBN-13: 9780471297789

Pub. Date: 03/16/1998

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471297789
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/16/1998
Series:
Artificial Satellites in Telecommunication Series
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Satellite Communications.

Early Proposals for Mobile Satellite Communications.

Marisat and Marecs: Pioneering Commercial Mobile Satellite Services.

Inmarsat.

Other Mobile Satellite Communications Systems in Service.

Planned Geostationary Mobile Satellite Systems.

Planned Low Earth Orbiting Mobile Satellite Systems for Telephone Service.

Planned Low Earth Orbiting Mobile Satellite Systems for Data Service.

Other Planned Mobile Satellite Communications Systems.

A Note on Radio Spectrum Issues.

Appendices.

Index.

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