VSAT Networks / Edition 2

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Now fully revised and updated, VSAT Networks continues to cover all of the essential issues involved with the installation and operation of networks of small earth stations called 'Very Small Aperture Terminal'. VSATs are typically one to two meters in antenna reflector diameter and communicate with one another, or with a central earth station called a 'hub', via a relay satellite in space. This informative volume enables the reader to understand how services, economics and regulatory aspects condition the success of such networks.

Ideal for wide-area distribution and corporate networking, VSAT Satellite Systems are set to become a major growth area in telecommunications. This book starts with an introduction to VSAT networks and covers topics such as network architecture, services and network traffic, regulations and economics of VSAT networks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470866849
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/8/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,091,125
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 Use of satellites for VSAT networks 47
3 Operational aspects 79
4 Networking aspects 99
5 Radio frequency link analysis 171
App. 1 Traffic source models 239
App. 2 Automatic repeat request (ARQ) protocols 242
App. 3 Interface protocols 245
App. 4 Antenna parameters 250
App. 5 Emitted and received power 254
App. 6 Carrier amplification 257
App. 7 VSAT products 260
References 265
Index 267
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2001

    VSAT Technology, Regulation & Economics

    There is indeed a dearth in books which provide a suitable background to the increasingly important satellite technology called VSAT (Very Small Aperture Satellite Terminal). It would not be an overstatement that VSATs have enabled many businesses to enjoy the benefits of private networks and break the tyranny of so-called 'National Telcos', especially in the lesser telecom-liberalised parts of the world such as Asia and Africa. The book is by a veteran of the satellite industry in Europe and reflects the author's first-hand exposure to satcoms in general and VSAT in particular. The text lacks in the area of 'IP over VSAT' which is probably the hottest application of VSAT these days, but it is a recent development and the book was published in 1995. When I entered the field of VSAT in 1996, my most prized possession was (and still is) this book by G. Maral. It would definitely be a pleasure if a revised and updated edition is published in the near future, containing more information on IP over VSAT, Ku/Ka Band VSAT, Multimedia over VSAT, etc., to name just a few. I would recommend this book to students, managers as well as regulators who wish to acquire a good working knowledge of this exciting and trend-setting technology.

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