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Principles of Communications Satellites

Principles of Communications Satellites

Gary D. Gordon, Walter L. Morgan

ISBN: 978-0-471-55796-8 August 1993 568 Pages

 Hardcover

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$235.00

Description

Explains the reasons, limitations and trade-offs inherent tocommunications satellites. The first half deals with link powerbudgets as well as communications hardware and examples of completelink budgets. Spacecraft technology and a description of theobjectives and basic operating methods of each of the majorsupporting subsystems are covered in the last half. Containsend-of-chapter exercises and solutions.

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