VSATs: Very Small Aperture Terminals

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John Everett
Peter Peregrinus Limited, Jan 1, 1992 - Computers - 543 pages
One of the most significant developments in telecommunications in the last decade, the very small aperture terminal (VSAT), as part of a satellite communications network, is the culmination of technology that allows earth terminals to be located on users' premises to provide data, voice and even video services. Networks based on VSATs can be established rapidly and reconfigured to respond to changing communications needs in a flexible and cost-effective manner. In 28 chapters written by individuals who have made major contributions to the VSAT scene, this book describes the key technology underlying these systems, representative systems from leading vendors, link budgets, system protocols, data distribution based on television broadcasting, service provision, economic and, perhaps most importantly, regulatory issues. It is essential reading for anyone involved in telecommunications systems management or the engineering aspects, from equipment manufacturers to those who will use the systems. The technology and systems chapters will be of interest to practising engineers and postgraduate engineering students who require an introduction to the subject. Those with responsibilities for licensing and regulation will find their functions put into context.

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Contents

Introduction to VSATs J L Everett
1
Antennas for VSAT systems f Claydon
20
Semiconductor devices for VSAT systems F A Myers
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About the author (1992)

John Everett read Classics and Theology at Cambridge University, and then went straight into secondary teaching. He taught both Ordinary and Advanced Level Religious Education. The syllabus for the former was the four gospels, and for the latter was simply the whole of the New Testament. After 22 years of teaching John had taught himself computer programming, and founded a software house writing back office systems for private client stockbrokers. This firm employed 70 people when John retired as its CEO. In the late 90s John began using the internet to publish blog articles which he called Meditations of a Netcaster. John is married with three daughters, a son, and two granddaughters. During his retirement he has continued to be active and is an elected council member of a district council in Leicestershire.

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