Satellite Communications 4th Edition by Roddy
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Satellite Communications 4th Edition by Roddy

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Satellite Communications Contents

  • Chapter 1. Overview of Satellite Systems
  • Chapter 2. Orbits and Launching Methods
  • Chapter 3. The Geostationary Orbit
  • Chapter 4. Radio Wave Propagation
  • Chapter 5. Polarization
  • Chapter 6. Antennas
  • Chapter 7. The Space Segment
  • Chapter 8. The Earth Segment
  • Chapter 9. Analog Signals
  • Chapter 10. Digital Signals
  • Chapter 11. Error Control Coding
  • Chapter 12. The Space Link
  • Chapter 13. Interference
  • Chapter 14. Satellite Access
  • Chapter 15. Satellites in Networks
  • Chapter 16. Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Television
  • Chapter 17. Satellite Mobile and Specialized Services

Preface to Satellite Communications PDF

As with previous editions, the fourth edition provides broad coverage of satellite communications, while maintaining sufficient depth to lay the foundations for more advanced studies.

Mathematics is used as a descriptive tool and to obtain numerical results, but lengthy mathematical derivations are avoided.

In setting up numerical problems and examples the author has made use of Mathcad™, a computer program, but the worked examples in the text are presented in normal algebraic notation, so that other programs, including programmable calculators, can be used.

The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows. In Chap. 1 the sections on INTELSAT and polar-orbiting satellites, including environmental and search and rescue, have been updated.

Sun-synchronous orbits have been treated in more detail in Chap. 2. A new section on planar antennas and arrays, including reflectarrays, and array switching has been added in Chap. 6. Chapter 8 includes additional details on the C-band reception of television signals.

In Chap. 11, a more detailed description is given of linear block codes, and new sections on the Shannon capacity and turbo and low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes have been included.

Chapter 12 has a new section on inter-satellite links (ISLs), including optical links. Chapter 15 has been extensively rewritten to include more basic details on networks and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) operation.

Chapter 16 covers high definition television (HDTV) in more detail, and the Iridium mobile satellite system, which is now under new ownership, is described in Chap. 17. In this age of heightened security concerns, it has proved difficult to get detailed technical information on satellite systems and equipment.

Special thanks are, therefore, due to the following people and organizations that provided copies of technical papers, diagrams, and figures for the topics listed:  

Calabria; Thomas J. Braviak, Director, Marketing Administration, Aeroflex/KDI-Integrated Products; Dr. Michael Parnes, Ascor, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; Dharmesh Patel, Radar Division Naval Research Laboratory.

Professor David Pozar, Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Dr. Bob Romanofsky, Antenna, Microwave, and Optical Systems Branch, NASA Glenn Research Center; Dr. Peter Schrock, Webmaster/Publications Representative, JPL. ATM:

William D. Ivancic, Glenn Research Center, and Lewis Research Center, NASA; Dr.-Ing. Petia Todorova, Fraunhofer Institut FOKUS, Berlin. Turbo and LDPC codes: Dr. Alister G. Burr, Professor of Communications, Dept. of Electronics, University of York; Tony Summers, Senior Applications Engineer, Comtech AHA. HDTV:

Cathy Firebrace, Information Officer, the IEE, London U.K. INTELSAT: Travis S. Taylor, Corporate Communications, Intelsat, Washington, DC. Iridium system: Liz DeCastro, Corporate Communications Director, Iridium Satellite. Copas-Sarsat:

Cheryl Bertoia, Principal Operations Officer, Deputy Head, Cospas-Sarsat Secretariat, London, U.K., and Hannah Bermudez also of the Cospas-Sarsat Secretariat

And from the third edition, thanks to Dr. Henry Driver of Computer Sciences Corporation for details relating to the calculation of geodetic position in Chap. 2.

Thanks also to the users and reviewers who made suggestions for corrections, additions, and improvements. Errors should not occur, but they do, and the author would be grateful if these are drawn to his attention. He can be reached at [email protected]

The editorial team at McGraw-Hill has contributed a great deal in getting the fourth edition into print: thanks are due to Steve Chapman, the sponsoring editor; Diana Mattingly, editorial assistant; and Gita Raman, project manager, for their help, and their gentle but persistent reminders to keep the book on schedule.

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