Introduction to Satellite Communications

Introduction to Satellite Communications

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This essential resource has become the industry's standard introduction to satellite networks. Professionals and students alike turn to this highly understandable book for a comprehensive overview of satellite technology, applications, and management. Thoroughly updated and expanded with a wealth of new material, the third edition covers all the fundamentals of satellites, ground control systems, and earth stations. It provides a practical understanding of the basic construction and usage of commercial satellite networks - how parts of a satellite system function, how various components interact, which role each component plays, and which factors are the most critical to success. This latest edition focuses on digital communications and digital processing, as well as systems engineering of satellite systems. Moreover, the book focuses on the economic, legal, and management issues involved in running the business of satellite communications.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 315 pages
  • 180.34 x 254 x 27.94mm | 975.22g
  • Artech House Publishers
  • Norwood, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1596932104
  • 9781596932104
  • 1,095,355

About Bruce R. Elbert

Bruce Elbert is managing director of Application Strategy Consulting and was formerly vice president of Applications Systems Development of Hughes Space and Communications. He holds an M.S.E.E. in communications and computer science from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. He is also the author of The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook, Second Edition and The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Station Handbook (Artech House 2004, 2000).

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Table of contents

Fundamentals of Satellite Systems.; Evolution of Satellite Communication.; Satellite Network Architectures.; Microwave Link Engineering.; Modulation, Multiple Access, and Impairments.; Spacecraft Antennas.; Earth Stations and Terrestrial Technology.; Launch Vehicles and Services.; Satellite Operations and Organization.; Satellite Communication Systems.; The Economics of Satellite Systems.; Future Directions for Satellite Communications.

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