Introduction to Satellite Communication (Google eBook)

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Artech House, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 447 pages
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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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Contents

Preface
xi
C H A P T E R 1 Fundamentals of Satellite Systems
1
C H A P T E R 2 Evolution of Satellite Communication
39
C H A P T E R 3 Satellite Network Architectures
69
C H A P T E R 4 Microwave Link Engineering
109
C H A P T E R 5 Modulation Multiple Access and Impairments
151
C H A P T E R 6 Spacecraft and Repeater
195
C H A P T E R 7 Spacecraft Antennas
237
C H A P T E R 8 Spacecraft Mission and Bus Subsystems
257
C H A P T E R 9 Earth Stations and Network Technology
291
C H A P T E R 1 0 Launch Vehicles and Services
337
C H A P T E R 1 1 Satellite Operations and Organization
367
C H A P T E R 1 2 Satellite Systems Engineering and Economics
389
About the Author
429
Index
431
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About the author (2008)

Bruce R. Elbert holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and an MSEE from the University of Maryland. Bruce R. Elbert has 30 years of satellite communications experience and is a leading authority on satellites and telecommunications. Formerly a manager at Hughes Space and Communications Company, Mr. Elbert is now a private consultant. He teaches satellite communication and telecommunications management at UCLA Extension and serves as series editor of Artechs Technology Management and Professional Development Series.

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