VSAT Networks

G. Maral, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Toulouse, France

0471 95302 4 February 1995 Hardback 304pp


Presenting both theoretical and operational aspects, this timely book opens with a comprehensive introduction to VSAT networks followed by detailed exploration of multiple access protocols, delay analysis and system dimensioning.

  • Coverage of radio frequency link analysis, focusing on basic formulae and the evaluation of RF link performance
  • Discussion of the network and link layers protocols of the OSI Reference Layer Model
  • Presentation of analysis tools for the dimensioning of VSAT networks from traffic demand and user specifications in terms of blocking probability and response time
  • Practical applications of VSAT networks and description of some of the existing VSAT products


  • Introduction
  • Use of Satellites for VSAT Networks
  • Regulatory and Operational Aspects
  • Networking Aspects
  • Radio Frequency Link Analysis
  • Future Developments
  • Appendices
  • References
  • Index
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