The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook / Edition 2

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Since the publication of the best-selling first edition of The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook, the satellite industry has experienced explosive growth thanks to a flood of innovations in consumer electronics, broadcasting, the Internet, transportation, and broadband telecommunications. This second edition covers all the latest advances in satellite technology and applications and features new chapters on mobile digital audio radio and VSAT networks. It updates and expands upon the engineering and management topics that made the first edition a must-have for every satellite communications professional as well as network architects. Engineers get the latest technical details into operations, architectures, and systems components. Managers are brought up to date with the latest business applications as well as regulatory and legal decisions affecting domestic and international markets. The treatment is also of value to marketing, legal, regulatory, and financial and operations professionals who must gain a clear understanding of the capabilities and issues associated with satellite space and ground facilities and services.
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A review of the applications that have driven the tremendous growth in the satellite communication industry in the past decade. It is organized into four parts that deal with the most fundamental areas of concern to application developers and users: the technical and business fundamentals, the application of simplex links to multiple users, duplex links that deliver two-way interactive services, and regulatory and business affairs that drive investment and financial performance. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580534901
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2003
  • Series: Artech House Space Applications Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 770,035
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I System Considerations 1
Ch. 1 Evolution of Satellite Technology and Applications 3
Ch. 2 Satellite Links, Multiple Access Methods, and Frequency Bands 27
Ch. 3 Issues in Space Segment and Satellite Implementation 67
Pt. II Broadcast and Multicast Links to Multiple Users 113
Ch. 4 Television Applications and Standards 115
Ch. 5 Digital Video Compression Systems and Standards 159
Ch. 6 Direct-to-Home Satellite Television Broadcasting 209
Ch. 7 Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service 251
Pt. III Two-Way Interactive Applications for Fixed and Mobile Users 285
Ch. 8 VSAT Networks for Interactive Applications 287
Ch. 9 Technical Aspects of VSAT Networks 321
Ch. 10 Fixed Telephony Satellite Networks 367
Ch. 11 Mobile Satellite Service (GEO and Non-GEO) 395
Pt. IV Service and Business Development 443
Ch. 12 Frequency Coordination and Regulation of Services 445
Ch. 13 The Business of Satellite Communication 483
About the Author 513
Index 515
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