Satellite Communications: Principles and Applications

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$69.33
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $63.68
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 12%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (4) from $63.68   
  • New (2) from $113.28   
  • Used (2) from $63.68   

Overview

Satellites are increasingly used for global communications, as well as for radio and television transmissions. With the growth of mobile communications, and of digital technology, the use of satellite systems is set to expand substantially and already all students of electronics or communications engineering must study the subject.

This book steers a middle path between offering a basic understanding of the process of communication by satellite and the methodology used; and the extensive mathematical analysis normally adopted in similar texts. It presents the basic concepts, using as much mathematical content as is necessary to make the process understandable. The principles introduced are backed up by examples of actual applications showing how professional systems engineers have achieved the required system performance capabilities. The practical systems chosen are representative of modern day applications and comprise an international communications system, an international maritime system and a regional system.

Audience: Undergraduates in electronics or communications engineering where satellite communications is an essential part of the course. Students on MEng and MSc courses. Also suitable for maritime electronics engineers.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Explains the principles and practices of satellite communications at a level useful to undergraduates in the field and to other interested readers with some understanding of mathematics and electronics. After explaining such basics as link parameters, multiple access techniques, modulation, and coding, examines the ground and space segments of the Immarsat systems of mobile earth stations, and Intelsat and Eutelsat as examples of fixed satellite services. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340614488
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 8/15/1994
  • Series: Electrical Engineering
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 0.85 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Communications Principles Applicable To Satellite Operation: Basic principles
• Satellite link partners
• Mulitple access
• Modulation and demodulation
• Digital transmission
• Digital modulation
• Coding
• Earth stations
• Communications satellites
• Part 2: Communications with Mobile Earth Stations: The Inmarsat-A system
• The Inmarsat-B system
• The Inmarsat-C system
• The Inmarsat-M system
• Satellite mobile frequency bands
• Part 3: Communications with Fixed Satellite Service: The Intelsat organization
• Intelsat services
• The Eulesat organization
• Appendix: The decibel
• Index.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)