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Satellite Communication Engineering

2nd Edition

By Michael Olorunfunmi Kolawole

CRC Press

302 pages | 114 B/W Illus.

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An undeniably rich and thorough guide to satellite communication engineering, Satellite Communication Engineering, Second Edition presents the fundamentals of information communications systems in a simple and succinct way. This book considers both the engineering aspects of satellite systems as well as the practical issues in the broad field of information transmission. Implementing concepts developed on an intuitive, physical basis and utilizing a combination of applications and performance curves, this book starts off with a progressive foundation in satellite technology, and then moves on to more complex concepts with ease.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

The second edition covers satellite and Earth station design; global positioning systems; antenna tracking; links and communications systems; error detection and correction; data security; regulations and procedures for system modeling; integration; testing; and reliability and performance evaluation.

  • Provides readers with the systems building blocks of satellite transponders and Earth stations, as well as the systems engineering design procedure
  • Includes the tools needed to calculate basic orbit characteristics such as period, dwell time, coverage area, propagation losses; antenna system features such as size, beamwidth, aperture-frequency product, gain, tracking control; and system requirements such as power, availability, reliability, and performance
  • Presents problem sets and starred sections containing basic mathematical development
  • Details recent developments enabling digital information transmission and delivery via satellite

Satellite Communication Engineering, Second Edition serves as a textbook for students and a resource for space agencies and relevant industries.

Reviews

"It's application is industry based. …it will excite readers especially with it empirical examples."

––Kayode Odimayomi, METI-University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

"The book provides a simple explanation of the very technical aspects of satellite systems engineering. It covers a wide range of topics and includes useful topics of Design of Satellite Links, Satellite Communication Network Access Types and Error Detection and Correction Coding Schemes, Regulatory Agencies and Procedures and Mobile Satellite Systems, which is a recent phenomenon. Very good examples are used to illustrate the design procedures."

—Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Santa Clara university

Table of Contents

Basic Principles of Satellite Communications

The Origin of Satellites

Communications via Satellite

Characteristic Features of Communication Satellites

Message Security

Summary

Problems

References

Satellites

Overview

Satellite Orbits and Orbital Errors

Coverage Area and Satellite Networks

Geometric Distances

Swath Width, Communication Time, and Satellite Visibility

Systems Engineering: Design Procedure

Antennas

Satellite Power Systems

Onboard Processing and Switching Systems

GPS

Summary

Problems

References

Earth Stations

Basic Principle of Earth Stations

Modulation

Modem and Codec

Earth Station Design Considerations

Terrestrial Links from and to Earth Stations

Summary

Problems

References

Satellite Links

Link Equations

Carrier-to-Noise Plus Interference Ratio

Summary

Problems

References

Communication Networks and Systems

Principles of Multiple Access

Capacity Comparison of Multiple-Access Methods

Multiple-Access Protocols

Summary

Problems

References

Error Detection and Correction for Coding Schemes

Channel Coding

Forward Error Correction Coding Techniques

Summary

Problems

References

Regulatory Agencies and Procedures

International Regulations

National and Regional Regulations

Summary

Problems

References

Mobile Satellite System Services

Overview

Mobile Satellite Systems Architecture

The Internet and Satellites

Summary

Problems

References

Appendix A: Notations

Appendix B: Glossary of Terms

Index

About the Author

Dr. Michael O. Kolawole received a B.Eng. (1986) degree from Victoria University, Melbourne, and Ph.D. (2000) degree from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, both in electrical engineering. He also received an M.S. (1989) degree from the University of Adelaide in environmental studies. He is the director of Jolade Consulting Company, Melbourne; a chartered professional engineer in Australia; a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and is a Visiting Professor to the Federal University of Technology, Akure. He has published more than 50 papers in refereed journals and 25 industry-based technical reports covering design, performance evaluation, and developmental algorithms.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC024000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Microwaves
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TEC061000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications