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Introduction

In keeping with the objectives of the previous editions, the third edition is intended to provide broad coverage of satellite communications systems, while maintaining sufficient depth to lay the foundations for more advanced studies. Mathematics is used as a tool to illustrate physical situations and obtain quantitative results, but lengthy mathematical derivations are avoided. Numerical problems and examples can be worked out using a good calculator or any of the excellent mathematical computer packages readily available. Mathcad™ is an excellent tool for this purpose and is used in many of the text examples. The basic Mathcad notation and operations are explained in Appendix H. In calculating satellite link performance, extensive use is made of decibels and related units. The reader who is not familiar with some of the more specialized of these units will find them explained in Appendix G.

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. Satellite Services and the Internet
Chapter 16. Direct Broadcast Satellite Services
Chapter 17. Satellite Services