Radio Interferometry and Satellite Tracking

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Artech House, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 240 pages
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Worldwide growth of space communications has caused a rapid increase in the number of satellites operating in geostationary orbits, causing overcrowded orbits. This practical resource is designed to help professionals overcome this problem. This timely book provides a solid understanding of the use of radio interferometers for tracking and monitoring satellites in overcrowded environments. Practitioners learn the fundamentals of radio interferometer hardware, including antennas, receiving equipment, signal processing and phase detection, and measurement accuracies. This in-depth volume describes the nature of the targets to be tracked by the interferometer, helping to clarify the movement of target satellites and what specific information has to be caught by the interferometer. Additionally, engineers find details on applications to practical cases of satellite tracking, covering different types of interferometers, recent technical developments, orbital monitoring and safety control.
 

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Contents

Receiving Antenna
7
Receiving Equipment
13
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16
Phase Detection
23
Window and Phase Measurement
38
Geostationary Satellite Orbit
67
Changing the Orbit
97
Orbital Perturbations
107
Longitude Tracking
171
RangeAzimuth Tracking
181
Differential Tracking
187
About the Author
231
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