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Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications, 3rd Edition

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Fully updated edition of the comprehensive, single-source reference on satellite technology and its applications

Covering both the technology and its applications, Satellite Technology is a concise reference on satellites for commercial, scientific and military purposes. The book explains satellite technology fully, beginning by offering an introduction to the fundamentals, before covering orbits and trajectories, launch and in-orbit operations, hardware, communication techniques, multiple access techniques, and link design fundamentals. This new edition also includes comprehensive chapters on Satellite Networks and Satellite Technology - Emerging Trends. Providing a complete survey of applications, from remote sensing and military uses, to navigational and scientific applications, the authors also present an inclusive compendium on satellites and satellite launch vehicles. Filled with diagrams and illustrations, this book serves as an ideal introduction for those new to the topic, as well as a reference point for professionals.

  • Fully updated edition of the comprehensive, single-source reference on satellite technology and its applications - remote sensing, weather, navigation, scientific, and military - including new chapters on Satellite Networks and Satellite Technology - Emerging Trends

  • Covers the full range of satellite applications in remote sensing, meteorology, the military, navigation and science, and communications, including satellite-to-under sea communication, satellite cell-phones, and global Xpress system of INMARSAT

  • The cross-disciplinary coverage makes the book an essential reference book for professionals, R&D scientists and students at post graduate level

  • Companion website provides a complete compendium on satellites and satellite launch vehicles

  • An ideal introduction for Professionals and R&D scientists in the field. Engineering Students. Cross disciplinary information for engineers and technical managers.

    Note: The ebook version does not provide access to the companion files.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. Preface
    6. Part I: Satellite Technology
      1. Chapter 1: Introduction to Satellites and their Applications
        1. 1.1 Ever-expanding Application Spectrum
        2. 1.2 What is a Satellite?
        3. 1.3 History of the Evolution of Satellites
        4. 1.4 Evolution of Launch Vehicles
        5. 1.5 Future Trends
        6. Further Reading
        7. Glossary
      2. Chapter 2: Satellite Orbits and Trajectories
        1. 2.1 Definition of an Orbit and a Trajectory
        2. 2.2 Orbiting Satellites – Basic Principles
        3. 2.3 Orbital Parameters
        4. 2.4 Injection Velocity and Resulting Satellite Trajectories
        5. 2.5 Types of Satellite Orbits
        6. Further Readings
        7. Glossary
      3. Chapter 3: Satellite Launch and In-orbit Operations
        1. 3.1 Acquiring the Desired Orbit
        2. 3.2 Launch Sequence
        3. 3.3 Launch Vehicles
        4. 3.4 Space Centres
        5. 3.5 Orbital Perturbations
        6. 3.6 Satellite Stabilization
        7. 3.7 Orbital Effects on Satellite's Performance
        8. 3.8 Eclipses
        9. 3.9 Look Angles of a Satellite
        10. 3.10 Earth Coverage and Ground Tracks
        11. Further Readings
        12. Glossary
      4. Chapter 4: Satellite Hardware
        1. 4.1 Satellite Subsystems
        2. 4.2 Mechanical Structure
        3. 4.3 Propulsion Subsystem
        4. 4.4 Thermal Control Subsystem
        5. 4.5 Power Supply Subsystem
        6. 4.6 Attitude and Orbit Control
        7. 4.7 Tracking, Telemetry and Command Subsystem
        8. 4.8 Payload
        9. 4.9 Antenna Subsystem
        10. 4.10 Space Qualification and Equipment Reliability
        11. Further Reading
        12. Glossary
      5. Chapter 5: Communication Techniques
        1. 5.1 Types of Information Signals
        2. 5.2 Amplitude Modulation
        3. 5.3 Frequency Modulation
        4. 5.4 Pulse Communication Systems
        5. 5.5 Sampling Theorem
        6. 5.6 Shannon–Hartley Theorem
        7. 5.7 Digital Modulation Techniques
        8. 5.8 Multiplexing Techniques
        9. Further Readings
        10. Glossary
      6. Chapter 6: Multiple Access Techniques
        1. 6.1 Introduction to Multiple Access Techniques
        2. 6.2 Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA)
        3. 6.3 Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) Systems
        4. 6.4 Multiple Channels Per Carrier (MCPC) Systems
        5. 6.5 Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)
        6. 6.6 TDMA Frame Structure
        7. 6.7 TDMA Burst Structure
        8. 6.8 Computing Unique Word Detection Probability
        9. 6.9 TDMA Frame Efficiency
        10. 6.10 Control and Coordination of Traffic
        11. 6.11 Frame Acquisition and Synchronization
        12. 6.12 FDMA vs. TDMA
        13. 6.13 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
        14. 6.14 Space Domain Multiple Access (SDMA)
        15. Further Readings
        16. Glossary
      7. Chapter 7: Satellite Link Design Fundamentals
        1. 7.1 Transmission Equation
        2. 7.2 Satellite Link Parameters
        3. 7.3 Frequency Considerations
        4. 7.4 Propagation Considerations
        5. 7.5 Techniques to Counter Propagation Effects
        6. 7.6 Noise Considerations
        7. 7.7 Interference-related Problems
        8. 7.8 Antenna Gain-to-Noise Temperature (G/T) Ratio
        9. 7.9 Link Design
        10. 7.10 Multiple Spot Beam Technology
        11. Further Readings
        12. Glossary
      8. Chapter 8: Earth Station
        1. 8.1 Earth Station
        2. 8.2 Types of Earth Station
        3. 8.3 Earth Station Architecture
        4. 8.4 Earth Station Design Considerations
        5. 8.5 Earth Station Testing
        6. 8.6 Earth Station Hardware
        7. 8.7 Satellite Tracking
        8. 8.8 Some Representative Earth Stations
        9. Glossary
      9. Chapter 9: Networking Concepts
        1. 9.1 Introduction
        2. 9.2 Network Characteristics
        3. 9.3 Applications and Services
        4. 9.4 Network Topologies
        5. 9.5 Network Technologies
        6. 9.6 Networking Protocols
        7. 9.7 Satellite Constellations
        8. 9.8 Internetworking with Terrestrial Networks
        9. Further Readings
        10. Glossary
    7. Part II: Satellite Applications
      1. Chapter 10: Communication Satellites
        1. 10.1 Introduction to Communication Satellites
        2. 10.2 Communication-related Applications of Satellites
        3. 10.3 Frequency Bands
        4. 10.4 Payloads
        5. 10.5 Satellite versus Terrestrial Networks
        6. 10.6 Satellite Telephony
        7. 10.7 Satellite Television
        8. 10.8 Satellite Radio
        9. 10.9 Satellite Data Communication Services
        10. 10.10 Important Missions
        11. 10.11 Future Trends
        12. Further Readings
        13. Glossary
      2. Chapter 11: Remote Sensing Satellites
        1. 11.1 Remote Sensing – An Overview
        2. 11.2 Classification of Satellite Remote Sensing Systems
        3. 11.3 Remote Sensing Satellite Orbits
        4. 11.4 Remote Sensing Satellite Payloads
        5. 11.5 Passive Sensors
        6. 11.6 Active Sensors
        7. 11.7 Types of Images
        8. 11.8 Image Classification
        9. 11.9 Image Interpretation
        10. 11.10 Applications of Remote Sensing Satellites
        11. 11.11 Major Remote Sensing Missions
        12. 11.12 Future Trends
        13. Further Readings
        14. Glossary
      3. Chapter 12: Weather Satellites
        1. 12.1 Weather Forecasting – An Overview
        2. 12.2 Weather Forecasting Satellite Fundamentals
        3. 12.3 Images from Weather Forecasting Satellites
        4. 12.4 Weather Forecasting Satellite Orbits
        5. 12.5 Weather Forecasting Satellite Payloads
        6. 12.6 Image Processing and Analysis
        7. 12.7 Weather Forecasting Satellite Applications
        8. 12.8 Major Weather Forecasting Satellite Missions
        9. 12.9 Future of Weather Forecasting Satellite Systems
        10. Further Readings
        11. Glossary
      4. Chapter 13: Navigation Satellites
        1. 13.1 Development of Satellite Navigation Systems
        2. 13.2 Global Positioning System (GPS)
        3. 13.3 Working Principle of the GPS
        4. 13.4 GPS Positioning Services and Positioning Modes
        5. 13.5 GPS Error Sources
        6. 13.6 GLONASS Satellite System
        7. 13.7 GPS-GLONASS Integration
        8. 13.8 EGNOS Satellite Navigation System
        9. 13.9 Galileo Satellite Navigation Systems
        10. 13.10 Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS)
        11. 13.11 Compass Satellite Navigation System
        12. 13.12 Hybrid Navigation Systems
        13. 13.13 Applications of Satellite Navigation Systems
        14. 13.14 Future of Satellite Navigation Systems
        15. Further Readings
        16. Glossary
      5. Chapter 14: Scientific Satellites
        1. 14.1 Satellite-based versus Ground-based Scientific Techniques
        2. 14.2 Payloads on Board Scientific Satellites
        3. 14.3 Applications of Scientific Satellites – Study of Earth
        4. 14.4 Observation of the Earth's Environment
        5. 14.5 Astronomical Observations
        6. 14.6 Missions for Studying Planets of the Solar System
        7. 14.7 Missions Beyond the Solar System
        8. 14.8 Other Fields of Investigation
        9. 14.9 Future Trends
        10. Further Readings
        11. Glossary
      6. Chapter 15: Military Satellites
        1. 15.1 Military Satellites – An Overview
        2. 15.2 Military Communication Satellites
        3. 15.3 Development of Military Communication Satellite Systems
        4. 15.4 Frequency Spectrum Utilized by Military Communication Satellite Systems
        5. 15.5 Dual-use Military Communication Satellite Systems
        6. 15.6 Reconnaisance Satellites
        7. 15.7 SIGINT Satellites
        8. 15.8 Early Warning Satellites
        9. 15.9 Nuclear Explosion Satellites
        10. 15.10 Military Weather Forecasting Satellites
        11. 15.11 Military Navigation Satellites
        12. 15.12 Space Weapons
        13. 15.13 Strategic Defence Initiative
        14. 15.14 Directed Energy Laser Weapons
        15. 15.15 Advanced Concepts
        16. Further Readings
        17. Glossary
      7. Chapter 16: Emerging Trends
        1. 16.1 Introduction
        2. 16.2 Space Tethers
        3. 16.3 Aerostat Systems
        4. 16.4 Millimetre Wave Satellite Communication
        5. 16.5 Space Stations
        6. Further Reading
        7. Glossary
    8. Index
    9. End User License Agreement