Introduction to Satellite Communication

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Artech House, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 447 pages
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Whether you are a technical or management professional, you can turn to this highly understandable and comprehensive overview of satellite technology, applications, and management. Thoroughly updated and expanded, this third edition boasts a wealth of new material, including added coverage of systems engineering as applied to satellite communications, clear explanations of all aspects of building and using a satellite systems, and discussions on digital communications and processing in modern satellite networks. The new edition also examines critical success factors and how to avoid the pitfalls in selecting satellite and ground resources.
 

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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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