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Satellite Systems for Personal Applications

by Madhavendra Richharia, Leslie David Westbrook

Part of the Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Series

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications Synopsis

Presents the concepts, technology, and role of satellite systemsin support of personal applications, such as mobile and broadbandcommunications, navigation, television, radio and multimediabroadcasting, safety of life services, etc. This book presents a novel perspective on satellite systems,reflecting the modern personal technology context, and hence afocus on the individual as end-user. The book begins by outliningkey generic concepts before discussing techniques adopted inparticular application areas; next, it exemplifies these techniquesthrough discussion of state-of-art current and emerging satellitesystems. The book concludes by contemplating the likely evolutionof these systems, taking into consideration influences and trendsin technology, in conjunction with growing user expectations. In addition to addressing satellite systems that directlyinteract with personal devices, the book additionally considersthose indirect applications where there is an increasing interestby individuals - notably, in remote sensing. As such, the bookuniquely encompasses the entire gamut of satellite-enabled personal/ end-user applications. Key Features: * Broad scope - views satellite systems generically with regardsto their applicability across a wide range of personal applicationareas * Strong foundation in underlying concepts * State-of-the-art system examples * Review of trends in relevant areas of satellite technology * Revision questions at the end of each chapter The book is suited to individuals, engineers, scientists,service providers, system operators, application developers andmanagers interested or involved in the use of satellite technologyfor personal applications. It should also hold interest for use inresearch institutes interested in promoting inter-disciplinarycross-fertilization of ideas, as well as by financiers, policymakers, and strategists interested in gaining a betterunderstanding of this technology.

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications Press Reviews

Thorough, thoughtfully presented, and well illustrated, thistextbook presents the world of satellite technology now prevalentin everyday life, using the individual, end-user application as itsorganizing principle. (Booknews, 1 February 2011)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780470714287
Publication date: 16th July 2010
Author: Madhavendra Richharia, Leslie David Westbrook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 476 pages
Categories: Satellite communication,

About Madhavendra Richharia, Leslie David Westbrook

Dr. Madhavendra Richharia, Consultant, Satellite Communications,UK Dr Richharia has been working in satellite communications forthe last thirty years and has gained experience in areas such ashardware/software design and development, systems design,operations, planning, research, project management, consultancy,and education. He holds Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees inelectronics and electrical engineering. Richharia sassociations include Inmarsat, University of Surrey and Southamptonand ISRO. Dr. Leslie David Westbrook, Principle Scientist, QinetiQLtd., UK Dr Westbrook has more than 25 years experience intelecommunications R&D and consultancy, ranging from HF tooptical frequencies, encompassing analysis, design, simulation,fabrication and testing of a wide range of communication ...

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