Satellite Communication Systems Design / Edition 1

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This systematic and highly readable work provides thorough coverage of background information, techniques and design criteria, and system economics. It provides systems engineers and students training for the aerospace industry with a practical, self-contained guide to the field.

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A comprehensive volume on satellite communications. The problem of using a coherent and unambiguous set of definitions and basic terms has been solved by including all the background information needed for understanding satellite communication systems, without any major reference to other textbooks specializing in particular disciplines. After the required background information, emphasis is placed on the discussion of techniques and system design criteria rather than on specific equipment implementation or description of particular systems. The volume concludes with four appendices, which deal respectively with radio regulations provisions, coordination between a satellite system and terrestrial systems, coordination between satellite systems, and optimal use of the GEO-frequency resource. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306441479
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 872
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Signals 11
2 Causes of Signal Impairment 41
3 Baseband Signal Processing 75
4 Services 121
5 Quality of Service 133
6 System Outline 171
7 Orbits and Controlled Trajectories 243
8 Radio-Frequency Design Issues 299
9 Analog Transmission 333
10 Digital Transmission 417
11 Bidirectional Circuit Design 553
12 Channel-Access Schemes 589
13 Networking 637
14 System Economics 697
15 Future Developments 737
Appendix 1. Radio Regulations Provisions 775
Appendix 2. Frequency Sharing among Fixed-Satellite Service Networks 783
Appendix 3. Frequency Sharing between the Fixed-Satellite Service and the Fixed Service 791
Appendix 4. Efficient Use of the Geostationary Orbit-Spectrum Resource 799
Appendix 5. Authors of Individual Sections 811
Appendix 6. List of Acronyms 813
Index 821
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