VSATs: Very Small Aperture Terminals

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John Everett
IET, 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

Antennas for VSAT systems B Claydon
20
Semiconductor devices for VSAT systems F A Myers
39
Travelling wave tubes and amplifiers for VSAT systems
59
VSAT low noise downconverters RJ Malczyk
75
Moderns and codecs for VSAT systems R G Stevens
100
Multiaccess protocols for VSAT networks
125
Protocol software in Kuband VSAT network systems
156
system design D Raychaudhuri
177
The Fastar VSAT system P Bolton
332
Satellite based messaging systems Y S Rao
349
Kaband VSAT system R E Ward
369
Small aperture military ground terminals P J Skilton
389
Link budgets for VSAT systems K Hodson
410
VSATs and developmental communications P McDougal
429
VSATs and their international applications J N Pelton
443
Capabilities and experience of a VSAT service provider
451

The policing of VSAT networks R G Stevens
201
The PANDATA system K Hodson
213
The PolyCom system L Fleury
228
a satellite based information distribution system
240
Data broadcasting within a satellite television channel
265
The ATT Tridom VSAT system J Stratigos
276
The HNS family of VSAT systems D McGovern
295
The NEC NEXTAR VSAT system A Fujii and I W Woodhouse
310
Economic considerations between VSAT systems
469
Developments in VSAT regulation J L Rose
486
the future C D Hughes
504
Glossary
518
Civil satellite frequency bands
528
Index
535
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About the author (1992)

John Everett has been involved with research, development and engineering in support of satellite communications for the past 16 years. He has degrees from the University of Surrey and Wales and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the United Kingdom.

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