Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 5, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 476 pages
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Presents the concepts, technology, and role of satellite systemsin support of personal applications, such as mobile and broadbandcommunications, navigation, television, radio and multimediabroadcasting, safety of life services, etc.

This book presents a novel perspective on satellite systems,reflecting the modern personal technology context, and hence afocus on the individual as end-user. The book begins by outliningkey generic concepts before discussing techniques adopted inparticular application areas; next, it exemplifies these techniquesthrough discussion of state-of-art current and emerging satellitesystems. The book concludes by contemplating the likely evolutionof these systems, taking into consideration influences and trendsin technology, in conjunction with growing user expectations.

In addition to addressing satellite systems that directlyinteract with personal devices, the book additionally considersthose indirect applications where there is an increasing interestby individuals - notably, in remote sensing. As such, the bookuniquely encompasses the entire gamut of satellite-enabled personal/ end-user applications.

Key Features:

  • Broad scope - views satellite systems generically with regardsto their applicability across a wide range of personal applicationareas
  • Strong foundation in underlying concepts
  • State-of-the-art system examples
  • Review of trends in relevant areas of satellite technology
  • Revision questions at the end of each chapter

The book is suited to individuals, engineers, scientists,service providers, system operators, application developers andmanagers interested or involved in the use of satellite technologyfor personal applications. It should also hold interest for use inresearch institutes interested in promoting inter-disciplinarycross-fertilization of ideas, as well as by financiers, policymakers, and strategists interested in gaining a betterunderstanding of this technology.


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Remote Sensing Techniques
Satellites and HighAltitude Platforms
Satellite Communications Systems
Spectrum and Propagation
Antennas and Noise
Modulation and Coding
Satellite Access and Networking
Broadcast Systems
Communications Architectures
Satellite Navigation Techniques
Navigation Tracking and Safety Systems
Remote Sensing Systems
The Future

7Do ler and Pseudoran e Navi ation
Compression Speech Audio and Video Encoding

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About the author (2011)

Dr. Madhavendra Richharia, Consultant, Satellite Communications,UK
Dr Richharia has been working in satellite communications forthe last thirty years and has gained experience in areas such ashardware/software design and development, systems design,operations, planning, research, project management, consultancy,and education. He holds Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees inelectronics and electrical engineering. Richharia’sassociations include Inmarsat, University of Surrey and Southamptonand ISRO.

Dr. Leslie David Westbrook, Principle Scientist, QinetiQLtd., UK
Dr Westbrook has more than 25 years experience intelecommunications R&D and consultancy, ranging from HF tooptical frequencies, encompassing analysis, design, simulation,fabrication and testing of a wide range of communication devices,sub-systems and systems. He is currently a Principle Scientist inthe SATCOM and Modem group, Communications Division at QinetiQ Ltd(formerly the Defence Research Agency of the UK Ministry ofDefence). His activities at QinetiQ have included applied researchand consultancy for UK MoD, and civilian organisations,encompassing Skynet (the UK's military satellite constellation),military ground tactical and airborne SATCOM, VSATs, automatedsatellite resource management, military use of commercial SATCOMand antenna performance.

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