The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Station Handbook

The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Station Handbook

by Bruce Elbert
     
 

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From international telephone network gateways to direct broadcast home receivers, today's broad range of ground systems and devices require satellite communication engineers and business managers to have a broad and sound understanding of the design and operating principles of earth stations and ground control facilities. The book is the first to explore the

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From international telephone network gateways to direct broadcast home receivers, today's broad range of ground systems and devices require satellite communication engineers and business managers to have a broad and sound understanding of the design and operating principles of earth stations and ground control facilities. The book is the first to explore the delivery end of the satellite link and its relationship to delivery of services.

Authored by a leading authority in the field, the book provides you with the knowledge you need to devise your own approach to implementing and managing earth stations and the overall ground segment.
You find practical guidance in an array of critical areas, including: preparing requirements, performing preliminary analyses, reviewing hardware designs, managing the introduction of the overall ground segment, and more. In over 400 pages with nearly 200 illustrations, this valuable book covers dozens of essential topics, including...

> Earth station and ground segment design philosophy and principles

> GEO and non-GEO satellite orbit configurations

> Video, data, and digital audio, and multimedia transmission

> Uplink power control, RF Filtering, decoding, and Internet interfaces

> Major earth station configurations and antennas

> Building design, environmental concerns, and O&M principles

> Supplier negotiations, cost evaluation, and support services

Plus, you find informative case studies, insightful ideas for "future-proofing" earth stations, and much more!

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A satellite and information technology consultant presents a handbook addressing the history, requirements, systems engineering, hardware design, operations, and maintenance of earth stations and user terminals. Focusing on solid coverage of the technology and implementation issues for the ground segment rather than detailing each element, the author reviews the system and suggests references for subsequent analysis and selection of the appropriate design approach. Coverage includes an introduction to the ground segment; earth station design philosophy; space-ground interface requirements; two-way communications service requirements; one-way (broadcast) service requirements; ground segment baseband architecture; earth station RF design and equipment; signal impairment and analysis tools; fixed and mobile user terminals; earth station facility design and site selection; and principles of effective operations and maintenance. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608076734
Publisher:
Artech House, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2014
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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