Satellite Communication – Timothy Pratt, Charles Bostian – 2nd Edition


First published in 1986, is unique in focusing on the principles behind satellite rather than the encyclopedic range of specific systems. Continued in the completely updated Second Edition, this approach allows to fully master the concepts that govern how a satellite system transfers information. In the Second Edition, a new author, Jeremy Allnut, has joined the team, four new chapters have been added covering important new topics, and many more worked examples are included.

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Table of Contents

Orbital Mechanics and Launchers
Satellite Link Design
Modulation and Multiplexing Techniques for Satellite Links
Multiple Access
Error Control for Digital Satellite Links
Propagation Effects and their Impact on Satellite-Earth Links
Vsat Systems
Low Earth Orbit and Non-Geostationary Satellite Systems
Direct Broadcast Satellite Television and Radio
Satellite Navigation and the Global Positioning System

Appendix A Decibels in Communications Engineering
Appendix B FDM/FM/FDMA Analog Telephone Transmission
Appendix C Complementary Error Function erfc(x) and Q Function Q(z)
Appendix D The Simple Attenuation Model

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