Satellite Communication Systems - Design Principles

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Table of contents

Preface

1 Introduction
1.1 General
1.2 Background
1.3 Basic satellite system
1.4 System design considerations
1.5 Applications
1.6 Future trends
1.7 Important milestones
References

2 Satellite Orbits
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Laws governing satellite motion
2.3 Useful concepts
2.4 Satellite path in space
2.5 Corrections to simplified model
2.6 Geostationary satellites
2.7 Non-geostationary constellation
2.8 Launching of geostationary satellites
Problems
References

3 Frequency and Propagation Considerations
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Equitable use of radio spectrum
3.3 Propagation considerations
Problems
References

4 Communication link design
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Antenna basics
4.3 Transmission equation
4.4 Noise considerations
4.5 Link design
Problems
References

5 Modulation
5.1 Introduction
5.2 System consideration
5.3 Linear modulation schemes
5.4 Frequency modulation
5.5 Digital modulation scheme
5.6 Selection of modulation
Problems
References

6 Coding
6.1 Information theory basics
6.2 Coding - general
6.3 Classification of codes
6.4 Coding gain
6.5 Automatic-repeat-request
6.6 Selection of coding
6.7 Summary of coding
Problems
References

7 Baseband Signals
7.1 Data
7.2 Telephony
7.3 Television signals
7.4 Multiplexing of baseband signals
7.5 Traffic considerations
Problems
References

8 Multiple Access Techniques
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Frequency Division Multiple Access
8.3 Time Division Multiple Access
8.4 FDMA/TDMA operation in multiple beam environment
8.5 Code Division Multiple Access
8.6 Access protocols for data traffic
8.7 Multiple access examples
8.8 Future trends
Problems
References

9 Communication Satellites
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Design considerations
9.3 Lifetime and reliability
9.4 Spacecraft systems
9.5 Spacecraft mass and weight estimation
9.6 Space segment cost model
9.7 Spacecraft development program
Problems
References

10 Earth Stations
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Design considerations
10.3 General configuration
10.4 Characteristics
Problems
References

11 Non-Geostationary Orbit Satellite Systems
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Reasons
11.3 Design considerations
11.4 Case study
11.5 Examples of systems
References

12 Future Trends
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Influencing factors
12.3 Future application
12.4 Technology trends
12.5 Advanced concepts
Problems
References

Appendix A
Useful data

Appendix B
Useful formulae on orbits

Index

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