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Principles of Communications Satellites / Edition 1
     

Principles of Communications Satellites / Edition 1

by Gary D. Gordon, Walter L. Morgan, Sally Morgan
 

ISBN-10: 047155796X

ISBN-13: 9780471557968

Pub. Date: 08/05/1993

Publisher: Wiley

Explains the reasons, limitations and trade-offs inherent to communications satellites. The first half deals with link power budgets as well as communications hardware and examples of complete link budgets. Spacecraft technology and a description of the objectives and basic operating methods of each of the major supporting subsystems are covered in the last half.

Overview

Explains the reasons, limitations and trade-offs inherent to communications satellites. The first half deals with link power budgets as well as communications hardware and examples of complete link budgets. Spacecraft technology and a description of the objectives and basic operating methods of each of the major supporting subsystems are covered in the last half. Contains end-of-chapter exercises and solutions.

An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471557968
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/05/1993
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.33(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Link Budgets.

Orbits for Communications Satellites.

Radio Frequencies.

Modulation, Multiplexing, and Multiple Access.

Antennas.

Power, EIRP, and Illumination.

Transmission Losses and Power Flux Density.

Receivers and Noise Temperatures.

System Performance.

Telemetry, Tracking, and Command.

Electric Power.

Spacecraft Attitude.

Propulsion.

Structure.

Thermal Control.

Spacecraft Testing.

Reliability.

Index.

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