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Satellite communication

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Mobile and Handheld Computing Solutions for Organizations and End-Users

Mobile and Handheld Computing Solutions for Organizations and End-Users

Author: Wen-Chen Hu Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2013

The expansion of the digital age continues to bring new mobile devices, technologies and methods that are introduced every day. Though commonly used, the technologies of these devices remain unfamiliar to users due to the complicated and fast-evolving disciplines. Mobile and Handheld Computing Solutions for Organizations and End-Users discusses a broad range of topics in order to advance handheld knowledge and apply the proposed methods to real-world issues for organisations and end users. This book brings together researchers and practitioners involved with mobile and handheld computing solutions useful for IT students, researchers, and scholars.

Modeling and Simulation Environment for Satellite and Terrestrial Communications Networks Proceedings of the European COST Telecommunications Symposium

Modeling and Simulation Environment for Satellite and Terrestrial Communications Networks Proceedings of the European COST Telecommunications Symposium

Author: A. Nejat Ince Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2012

Modeling and Simulation Environment for Satellite and Terrestrial Communications Networks: Proceedings of the European COST Telecommunications Symposium will be of interest to network designers, developers, and operators. This book is a collection of papers given at the European Cost Telecommunications Symposium. The Symposium was broken down into four sessions: Modelling and Simulation. Teletraffic Modelling. Communications Networks Simulation. Problems in Simulation. Each session addressed a wide spectrum of subjects. The symposium covered nearly all of the important aspects of simulation modeling and tools for the design and performance evaluation of communication techniques and systems. Emerging techniques were emphasized. Modeling and Simulation Environment for Satellite and Terrestrial Communications Networks: Proceedings of the European COST Telecommunications Symposium is a useful reference work for practicing engineers and academic researchers.

Satellite Communications Services Industry Competition & Commercial Reliance on the GPS

Satellite Communications Services Industry Competition & Commercial Reliance on the GPS

Author: Bret G. Osborn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2012

Commercial satellites are used to provide a variety of fixed satellite services, ranging from consumer satellite television and broadband to military communications in remote regions. This book examines the changes that have occurred in the fixed satellite services industry since 2000 and the effects these changes could have on the relationship between satellite operators and service providers. Also discussed is the commercial communications industry's use of and reliance on the GPS, in accordance with White House direction to tailor the effort to enable a quick response. The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) notes that reliance on GPS signals in military, maritime, aviation, and other civil environments varies widely depending on the specific use and application.

Satellite Communications Payload and System

Satellite Communications Payload and System

Author: Teresa M. Braun Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/08/2012

This is the first book primarily about the satellite payload of satellite communications systems. It represents a unique combination of practical systems engineering and communications theory. It tells about the satellites in geostationary and low-earth orbits today, both the so-called bent-pipe payloads and the processing payloads. The on-orbit environment, mitigated by the spacecraft bus, is described. The payload units (e.g. antennas and amplifiers), as well as payload-integration elements (e.g. waveguide and switches) are discussed in regard to how they work, what they do to the signal, their technology, environment sensitivity, and specifications. At a higher level are discussions on the payload as an entity: architecture including redundancy; specifications--what they mean, how they relate to unit specifications, and how to verify; and specification-compliance analysis ( budgets ) with uncertainty. Aspects of probability theory handy for calculating and using uncertainty and variation are presented. The highest-level discussions, on the end-to-end communications system, start with a practical introduction to physical-layer communications theory. Atmospheric effects and interference on the communications link are described. A chapter gives an example of optimizing a multibeam payload via probabilistic analysis. Finally, practical tips on system simulation and emulation are provided. The carrier frequencies treated are 1 GHz and above. Familiarity with Fourier analysis will enhance understanding of some topics. References are provided throughout the book for readers who want to dig deeper. Payload systems engineers, payload proposal writers, satellite-communications systems designers and analysts, and satellite customers will find that the book cuts their learning time. Spacecraft-bus systems engineers, payload unit engineers, and spacecraft operators will gain insight into the overall system. Students in systems engineering, microwave engineering, communications theory, probability theory, and communications simulation and modelling will find examples to supplement theoretical texts.

Down to Earth Satellite Technologies, Industries and Cultures

Down to Earth Satellite Technologies, Industries and Cultures

Author: Lisa Parks Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2012

Down to Earth presents the first comprehensive overview of the geopolitical manoeuvres, financial investments, technological innovations, and ideological struggles that take place behind the scenes of the satellite industry. satellite projects that have not received extensive coverage-micro satellites in China, Worldspace in south Africa, siriusXM, the failures of USA 193 and Cosmos 954, and Iridium- are explored. This collection takes readers on a voyage through a truly global industry, from the sites where satellites are launched to the corporate clean rooms where they are designed, and along the orbits and paths that satellites traverse. Combining a practical introduction to the mechanics of the satellite industry, a history of how its practices and technologies have evolved, and a sophisticated theoretical analysis of satellite cultures, Down to Earth opens up a new space for global media studies.

Antennas for Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Antennas for Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Author: Xiaodong Chen, Clive Parini, Brian Collins, Yuan Yao Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2012

This book addresses the fundamentals and practical implementations of antennas for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) In this book, the authors discuss the various aspects of GNSS antennas, including fundamentals of GNSS, design approaches for the GNSS terminal and satellite antennas, performance enhancement techniques and effects of user s presence and surrounding environment on these antennas. In addition, the book will provide the reader with an insight into the most important aspects of the GNSS antenna technology and lay the foundations for future advancements. It also includes a number of real case studies describing the ways in which antenna design can be adapted to conform to the design constraints of practical user devices, and also the management of potential adverse interactions between the antenna and its platform. Key Features: * Covers the fundamentals and practical implementations of antennas for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) * Describes technological advancements for GPS, Glonass, Galileo and Compass * Aims to address future issues such as multipath interference, in building operation, RF interference in mobile * Includes a number of real case studies to illustrate practical implementation of GNSS This book will be an invaluable guide for antenna designers, system engineers, researchers for GNSS systems and postgraduate students (antennas, satellite communication technology). R&D engineers in mobile handset manufacturers, spectrum engineers will also find this book of interest.

Satellite Communications

Satellite Communications

Author: Joseph N., Jr. Pelton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2011

The field of satellite communications represents the world's largest space industry. Those who are interested in space need to understand the fundamentals of satellite communications, its technology, operation, business, economic, and regulatory aspects. This book explains all this along with key insights into the field's future growth trends and current strategic challenges. Fundamentals of Satellite Communications is a concise book that gives all of the key facts and figures as well as a strategic view of where this dynamic industry is going. Author Joseph N. Pelton, PhD, former Dean of the International Space University and former Director of Strategic Policy at Intelstat, presents a readable book about the entire essence of the satellite communication field.

Global Positioning Systems

Global Positioning Systems

Author: Viggo Asphaug, Elias Sorensen Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/06/2011

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications Concepts and Technology

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications Concepts and Technology

Author: Madhavendra Richharia, Leslie David Westbrook Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2010

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 Communications Systems Systems, Techniques and Technology

Satellite Communications Systems Systems, Techniques and Technology

Author: Gerard Maral, Michel Bousquet Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2009

Revisions to 5th Edition by: Zhili Sun, University of Surrey, UK New and updated edition of this authoritative and comprehensive reference to the field of satellite communications engineering Building on the success of previous editions, Satellite Communications Systems, Fifth Edition covers the entire field of satellite communications engineering from orbital mechanics to satellite design and launch, configuration and installation of earth stations, including the implementation of communications links and the set-up of the satellite network. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of satellite communications systems engineering and discusses the technological applications. It demonstrates how system components interact and details the relationship between the system and its environment. The authors discuss the systems aspects such as techniques enabling equipment and system dimensioning and state of the art technology for satellite platforms, payloads and earth stations. New features and updates for the fifth edition include: More information on techniques allowing service provision of multimedia content Extra material on techniques for broadcasting, including recent standards DVB-RCS and DVB-S2 (Digital Video Broadcasting -Return Channel Satellite and -Satellite Version 2) Updates on onboard processing By offering a detailed and practical overview, Satellite Communications Systems continues to be an authoritative text for advanced students, engineers and designers throughout the field of satellite communications and engineering.

Communication Satellite Antennas: System Architecture, Technology, and Evaluation

Communication Satellite Antennas: System Architecture, Technology, and Evaluation

Author: Robert Dybdal Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2009

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A Practical Approach To Antenna Technology For Communication Satellites This authoritative resource discusses antenna technology for communication satellites, addressing both the space and user segments. The book provides a system view of antenna applications, a description of various antenna technologies, and guidance on methodologies for antenna evaluation. Communication Satellite Antennas begins with an overview of the parameters that characterize antennas, and goes on to cover the antenna designs, technologies, and system architectures required for communication satellite systems. Techniques to mitigate interference are covered, and the processes used in the development and characterization of antenna systems are reviewed. Discover how to: Adhere to the system parameters used to quantify antenna performance Understand the technologies used in wide coverage, earth coverage, narrow coverage, and array antennas Work within standard communication satellite system architectures and orbital alternatives Address propagation limitations and link performance Implement reliable antenna interference mitigation techniques Develop space segment antennas, including spot beam, multiple beam, adaptive uplink, active aperture, and point-to-point antennas Apply user segment technologies, such as reflector antenna technology, antenna sidelobe control techniques, and adaptive interference cancellation systems Evaluate satellite antennas and systems using rigorous methodologies