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Principles of Communications Satellites

ISBN: 978-0-471-55796-8
568 pages
August 1993
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Explains the reasons, limitations and trade-offs inherent to communications satellites. The first half deals with link power budgets as well as communications hardware and examples of complete link budgets. Spacecraft technology and a description of the objectives and basic operating methods of each of the major supporting subsystems are covered in the last half. Contains end-of-chapter exercises and solutions.

An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.
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Introduction to Link Budgets.

Orbits for Communications Satellites.

Radio Frequencies.

Modulation, Multiplexing, and Multiple Access.

Antennas.

Power, EIRP, and Illumination.

Transmission Losses and Power Flux Density.

Receivers and Noise Temperatures.

System Performance.

Telemetry, Tracking, and Command.

Electric Power.

Spacecraft Attitude.

Propulsion.

Structure.

Thermal Control.

Spacecraft Testing.

Reliability.

Index.
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  • An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.
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