Satellite Communication – Timothy Pratt, Charles Bostian – 2nd Edition

First published in 1986, is unique in focusing on the principles behind satellite communication rather than the encyclopedic range of specific . Continued in the completely updated Second , this allows students to fully master the concepts that govern how a satellite communication system transfers information. In the Second , a new author, Allnut, has joined the team, four new chapters have been added covering important new topics, and many more worked examples are included.

Introduction
Orbital Mechanics and Launchers
Satellites
Satellite Link Design
Modulation and Multiplexing Techniques for Satellite Links
Multiple Access
Error Control for Digital Satellite Links
Propagation Effects and their Impact on Satellite-Earth Links
Vsat Systems
Low Earth Orbit and Non-Geostationary Satellite Systems
Direct Broadcast Satellite Television and Radio
Satellite Navigation and the Global Positioning System

Appendix A Decibels in Communications Engineering
Appendix B FDM/FM/FDMA Analog Telephone Transmission
Appendix C Complementary Error erfc(x) and Q Q(z)
Appendix D The Simple Attenuation Model

Title: Satellite Communications
Author: Timothy Pratt / Charles W. Bostian/ Jeremy E. Allnutt
Edition: 2nd Edition
ISBN: 9780471370079
Type: Solution Manual
Language: English
Communications
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