Satellite Communications, Fourth Edition

Hardcover | February 10, 2006

byDennis Roddy

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Master the fundamentals of satellite communications

Highly regarded for more than a decade as both a teaching text and professional tutorial, this classic guide to satellite communications has been revised, updated, and expanded to cover global wireless applications, digital television, and Internet access via satellite.

  • In-depth, textbook-style coverage combined with an intuitive, low-math approach makes this book particularly appealing to the wireless and networking markets
  • New to this edition: Global wireless services, including 3G; Antenna Options, Error Coding

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Master the fundamentals of satellite communicationsHighly regarded for more than a decade as both a teaching text and professional tutorial, this classic guide to satellite communications has been revised, updated, and expanded to cover global wireless applications, digital television, and Internet access via satellite.In-depth, textbo...

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The Most Complete and Accessible Guide to the Fundamentals and New Developments in Satellite Communications TechnologyThe leading reference and text in the field for over a decade, Satellite Communications, has been revised, updated, and expanded to cover breakthroughs in global wireless applications, digital television, and Internet ...

Dennis Roddy is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada and has more than 40 years of experience in both industrial and technical education. He is also the author of Radio and Line Transmission, Volumes 1 and 2, Introduction to Microelectronics, and Microwave Technology; and c...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:636 pages, 9.1 × 6.2 × 1.55 inPublished:February 10, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071462988

ISBN - 13:9780071462983

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Satellite Systems

Chapter 2: Orbits and Launching Methods

Chapter 3: The Geostationary Orbit

Chapter 4: Radio Wave Propagation

Chapter 5: Polarization

Chapter 6: Antennas

Chapter 7: The Space Segment

Chapter 8: The Earth Segment

Chapter 9: Analog Signals

Chapter 10: Digital Signals

Chapter 11: Error Control Coding

Chapter 12: The Space Link

Chapter 13: Interference

Chapter 14: Satellite Access

Chapter 15: Satellites in Networks

Chapter 16: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Television

Chapter 17: Satellite Mobile and Specialized Services

APPENDIX A: ANSWERS TO SELECTED PROBLEMS

APPENDIX B: CONIC SECTIONS

APPENDIX C: NASA TWO-LINE ORBITAL ELEMENTS

APPENDIX D: LISTINGS OF ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES

APPENDIX E: ILLUSTRATING THIRD-ORDER INTERMODULATION PRODUCTS

APPENDIX F: ACRONYMS

APPENDIX G: LOGARITHMIC UNITS

INDEX