Satellite Communications / Edition 2

Satellite Communications / Edition 2

by Timothy Pratt, Charles W. Bostian, Jeremy E. Allnutt
     
 

The only work to present a unified treatment of all the basic aspects of satellite communications and to give practical examples from real systems. Whereas most texts in the field concentrate on a mathematical description of the communications link, Satellite Communications gives the reader a thorough knowledge of the subject by going on to cover orbits, propagation,… See more details below

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The only work to present a unified treatment of all the basic aspects of satellite communications and to give practical examples from real systems. Whereas most texts in the field concentrate on a mathematical description of the communications link, Satellite Communications gives the reader a thorough knowledge of the subject by going on to cover orbits, propagation, and the equipment that comprises a working system. Pratt and Bostian go beyond the standard treatment of ideal channels (which ignores some very real practical limitations) to deal with the problems associated with transmitting digitally modulated signals through real satellites and earth stations. Included are chapters on orbital mechanics, spacecraft construction, satellite-path radio wave propagation, modulation techniques, multiple access, and a detailed analysis of the communications link. Contains worked examples and homework problems based on current industrial practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471370079
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/18/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2Orbital Mechanics and Launchers17
3Satellites57
4Satellite Link Design96
5Modulation and Multiplexing Techniques for Satellite Links156
6Multiple Access221
7Error Control for Digital Satellite Links273
8Propagation Effects and their Impact on Satellite-Earth Links295
9VSAT Systems343
10Low Earth Orbit and Non-Geostationary Satellite Systems388
11Direct Broadcast Satellite Television and Radio439
12Satellite Navigation and the Global Positioning System458
App. ADecibels in Communications Engineering487
App. BFDM/FM/FDMA Analog Telephone Transmission491
App. CComplementary Error Function erfc(x) and Q Function Q(z)504
App. DThe Simple Attenuation Model507
Glossary513
Index522

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