The first edition of this ground breaking reference work was the most comprehensive reference source available about the key aspects of the satellite applications field. This updated second edition covers the technology, the markets, applications and regulations related to satellite telecommunications, broadcasting and networkingincluding civilian and military systems; precise satellite navigation and timing networks (i.e. GPS and others); remote sensing and meteorological satellite systems.Created under the auspices of the International Space University based in France, this brand new edition is now expanded to cover new innovative small satellite constellations, new commercial launching systems, innovation in military application satellites and their acquisition, updated appendices, a useful glossary and more.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Edition description:||2nd ed. 2017|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, former Chairman of the Board and Dean, International Space University, former Executive Director, Space & Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI), George Washington University, former Director of Strategic Policy, Intelsat, Founder, Arthur C. Foundation, Founding President of the Society of Satellite Professionals Internationals (SSPI), Fellow, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, Full Member, International Academy of Astronautics, Author/editor of some 30 books including a Pulizer Prize nomination for the work Global Talk. Dr. Scott Madry is a Geospatial Data Scientist at Renaissance Computing Institute, and also holds a Research Faculty Appointment with the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina. He currently serves as faculty member and department chair of Satellite Applications for the International Space University. He is a former Academic Council member, International Space University, former Associate Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Space Spatial Analysis at Rutgers University. Former Senior Project Manager, the Institute for Technology Development, Space Remote Sensing Center, NASA Stennis Space Center. Dr. Sergio Camacho-Lara is the Secretary General of the Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean, affiliated with the United Nations, and former Director, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs, full member, International Academy of Astronautics and Co-Chair of its Commission V. Chairman, World Space Week Association, Co-Chair Action Team on Near Earth Objects of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
Table of ContentsFrom the Contents: Satellite Communications.- Satellite Applications Handbook: The Complete Guide to Satellite Communications, Remote Sensing, Navigation, and Meteorology.- Satellite Communications Overview.- History of Satellite Communications.- Space Telecommunications Services and Applications.- Satellite Orbits for Communications Satellites.- Fixed Satellite Communications: Market Dynamics and Trends.- Satellite Communications Video Markets: Dynamics and Trends.- Mobile Satellite Communications Markets: Dynamics and Trends.- An Examination of the Governmental Use of Military and Commercial Satellite Communications.- Economics and Financing of Communications Satellites.- Satellite Communications and Space Telecommunications Frequencies.- Regulatory Process for Communications Satellite Frequency Allocations.- Satellite Radio Communications Fundamentals and Link Budgets.- Satellite Communications Modulation and Multiplexing.- Satellite Transmission, Reception and On-Board Processing Signaling and Switching.- Satellite Communications Antenna Concepts and Engineering.- Satellite Antenna Systems Design and Implementation Around the World.- Satellite Earth Station Antenna Systems and System Design.- Technical Challenges of Integration of Space and Terrestrial Systems.