302 pages | 114 B/W Illus.
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.
Satellite Communication Engineering, Second Editionserves as a textbook for students and a resource for space agencies and relevant industries.
"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
Basic Principles of Satellite Communications
The Origin of Satellites
Communications via Satellite
Characteristic Features of Communication Satellites
Satellite Orbits and Orbital Errors
Coverage Area and Satellite Networks
Swath Width, Communication Time, and Satellite Visibility
Systems Engineering: Design Procedure
Satellite Power Systems
Onboard Processing and Switching Systems
Basic Principle of Earth Stations
Modem and Codec
Earth Station Design Considerations
Terrestrial Links from and to Earth Stations
Carrier-to-Noise Plus Interference Ratio
Communication Networks and Systems
Principles of Multiple Access
Capacity Comparison of Multiple-Access Methods
Error Detection and Correction for Coding Schemes
Forward Error Correction Coding Techniques
Regulatory Agencies and Procedures
National and Regional Regulations
Mobile Satellite System Services
Mobile Satellite Systems Architecture
The Internet and Satellites
Appendix A: Notations
Appendix B: Glossary of Terms