Satellite Communications Network Design and Analysis

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This authoritative book provides a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of satellite communications (SATCOM) network design and performance assessments. You find discussions on a wide class of SATCOM networks using satellites as core components, as well as coverage key applications in the field. This in-depth resource presents a broad range of critical topics, from geosynchronous Earth orbiting (GEO) satellites and direct broadcast satellite systems, to low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites, radio standards and protocols.This invaluable reference explains the many specific uses of satellite networks, including small-terminal wireless and mobile communications systems. Moreover, this book presents advanced topics such as satellite RF link analyses, optimum transponder loading, on-board processing, antenna characteristics, protected systems, information assurance, and spread spectrums. You are introduced to current and future SATCOM systems and find details on their performance supportabilities. This cutting-edge book also presents trends in multimedia satellite applications and IP services over satellites.
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 Satellite Orbits and Launches
25
Chapter 3 Access Mechanisms for Satellite Network Systems
43
Chapter 4 Satellite Communications Link Analysis
63
Chapter 5 Satellite Communications Link Analysis with Transponder Characteristics
91
Chapter 6 Architectures of Satellite Networks
109
Chapter 7 Satellite Transponder Loading
143
Chapter 8 Modulation and Coding
171
Chapter 9 Frequency Division Multiple Access Spectra and System Nonlinearities
205
Chapter 13 Satellite Antenna Characteristics
339
Chapter 14 Satellite and Wireless Network Architecture Designs
361
Chapter 15 Processed and Protected Satellite Communications Systems
393
Chapter 16 Information Assurance Measures and Spread Spectrum Modulations
423
Appendix A Analytic Approaches to Satellite Loading with Subchannel Gains
453
Appendix B Signals and Spectra
459
Appendix C Satellite Azimuth and Elevation Angles
477
About the Author
485

Chapter 10 Wireless Communications Systems and Fading Channels
233
Chapter 11 Satellite Communications Networks with IP Technologies
269
Chapter 12 OnBoard Processing Satellites
305

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