Principles of Communications Satellites by Gary D. GordonPrinciples of Communications Satellites by Gary D. Gordon

Principles of Communications Satellites

byGary D. Gordon, Walter L. Morgan

Hardcover | August 5, 1993

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Explains the reasons, limitations and trade-offs inherent to communications satellites. The first half deals with link power budgets as well as communications hardware and examples of complete link budgets. Spacecraft technology and a description of the objectives and basic operating methods of each of the major supporting subsystems are covered in the last half. Contains end-of-chapter exercises and solutions.

An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.
Title:Principles of Communications SatellitesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:568 pages, 9.57 × 6.4 × 1.33 inPublished:August 5, 1993Publisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:047155796X

ISBN - 13:9780471557968

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Link Budgets.

Orbits for Communications Satellites.

Radio Frequencies.

Modulation, Multiplexing, and Multiple Access.


Power, EIRP, and Illumination.

Transmission Losses and Power Flux Density.

Receivers and Noise Temperatures.

System Performance.

Telemetry, Tracking, and Command.

Electric Power.

Spacecraft Attitude.



Thermal Control.

Spacecraft Testing.