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Satellite Communication Systems - Design Principles

  • Solution to Chapter 2, problem 3
    This program calculates the azimuth, elevation and range of a geostationary satellite from a given location on the Earth.
  • Solution to Chapter 2, problem 4(a)
    This program calculates the latitude/longitude of a given elevation angle contour for a given geostationary satellite location. The program run time depends upon computer specs and accuracy chosen.

Mobile Satellite Communications - Principles and Trends

  • Simulation of satellite orbit
    This program estimates sub-satellite points, look angles from a given earth location, range, path loss and Doppler shift.
  • Figure 2.10a
    Semimajor axis versus rate of change of argument of perigee
  • Figure 2.13
    Semimajor axis versus rate of precession of ascending node
  • Figure 2.19a
    Half power beamwidth Vs maximum number of days sun transit occurs at an earth station
  • Figure 2.19b
    Ground station antenna beamwidth versus maximum duration of sun transit
  • Figure 2.26
    Number of satellites in a constellation for world-wide coverage - from various researchers
  • Figure 3.44 (a) and (b)
    Estimated topospheric attenuation due to Oxygen and water for an elevation angle of 10 deg, single transit, at various altitudes
  • Figure 3.50
    Fade versus number of channels available for various percentage of mobiles undergoing fade
  • Figure 3.52
    Plot of supportable bit rate against satellite EIRP for various types of terminals
  • Figure 5.2
    Polarisation loss versus Mobile and satellite antenna axial ratios
  • Figure 6.13
    Orbital altitude versus satellite antenna diameter