Satellite Communications, Fourth Edition

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January 20, 2006


Mixed media product, 636 pages


0071462988 / 9780071462983


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Main description

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: Global wireless services, including 3G; Antenna Options, Error Coding

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

Author comments

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 wave propagation... polarization...antennas...analog signals ...the space link...interference...FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA...satellite services, the Internet, ATM and TCP/ television 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

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