Satellite Communications

Satellite Communications

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By (author) Dennis Roddy

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Hardback | 636 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 38mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0071462988
  • ISBN 13: 9780071462983
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 676,700

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Master the fundamentals of satellite communications. Highly regarded for more than a decade as both a teaching text and professional tutorial, this classic guide to satellite communications has been revised, updated, and expanded to cover global wireless applications, digital television, and Internet access via satellite. In-depth, textbook-style coverage combined with an intuitive, low-math approach makes this book particularly appealing to the wireless and networking markets. New to this edition are: global wireless services, including: 3G; antenna options and error coding.

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Dennis Roddy is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada and has more than 40 years of experience in both industrial and technical education. He is also the author of Radio and Line Transmission, Volumes 1 and 2, Introduction to Microelectronics, and Microwave Technology; and coauthor (with J.Coolen) of Electronic Communications; and Electronics.

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The Most Complete and Accessible Guide to the Fundamentals and New Developments in Satellite Communications Technology The leading reference and text in the field for over a decade, "Satellite Communications, " has been revised, updated, and expanded to cover breakthroughs in global wireless applications, digital television, and Internet access via satellite. Filled with worked examples and 200 illustrations, the new edition offers a clear, state-of-the-art presentation of all satellite communications topics. Readers will find detailed coverage of orbits and launching methods...radio wave propagation... polarization...antennas...analog signals...digital signals ...the space link...interference...FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA...satellite services, the Internet, ATM and TCP/IP...digital television broadcasting...mobile services and networking...and much more. The new Fourth Edition features: In-depth coverage of today's satellite communication innovations, combined with an intuitive, low-math approach for ease of understanding Updated information on antennas and arrays, error coding methods, mobile services, digital television, and satellite-based Internet services This "Bible" of Satellite Communications Includes: * Overview of Satellite Systems * Orbits and Launching Methods * Geostationary Orbit * Radio Wave Propagation * Polarization * Antennas * The Space Segment * The Earth Segment * Analog Signals * Digital Signals * Error Control Coding * The Space Link * Interference * Satellite Access * Satellites in Networks * Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Television * Satellite Mobile and Specialized Services

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Satellite Systems Chapter 2: Orbits and Launching Methods Chapter 3: The Geostationary Orbit Chapter 4: Radio Wave Propagation Chapter 5: Polarization Chapter 6: Antennas Chapter 7: The Space Segment Chapter 8: The Earth Segment Chapter 9: Analog Signals Chapter 10: Digital Signals Chapter 11: Error Control Coding Chapter 12: The Space Link Chapter 13: Interference Chapter 14: Satellite Access Chapter 15: Satellites in Networks Chapter 16: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Television Chapter 17: Satellite Mobile and Specialized Services APPENDIX A: ANSWERS TO SELECTED PROBLEMS APPENDIX B: CONIC SECTIONS APPENDIX C: NASA TWO-LINE ORBITAL ELEMENTS APPENDIX D: LISTINGS OF ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES APPENDIX E: ILLUSTRATING THIRD-ORDER INTERMODULATION PRODUCTS APPENDIX F: ACRONYMS APPENDIX G: LOGARITHMIC UNITS INDEX