Timothy Pratt is the author of Satellite Communications, 2nd Edition, published by Wiley. Charles W. Bostian is the Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, USA. His students and he have made many contributions to cognitive radio, including developing the basic terminology and building some of the first working prototypes.
Preface. Introduction. Orbital Mechanics and Launchers. Satellites. Satellite Link Design. Modulation and Multiplexing Techniques for Satellite Links. Multiple Access. Error Control for Digital Satellite Links. Propagation Effects and their Impact on Satellite-Earth Links. VSAT SYSTEMS. Low Earth Orbit and Non-Geostationary Satellite Systems. Direct Broadcast Satellite Television and Radio. Satellite Navigation and the Global Positioning System. Appendix A: Decibels in Communications Engineering. Appendix B: FDM/FM/FDMA Analog Telephone Transmission. Appendix C: Complementary Error Function erfc(x) and Q Function Q(z). Appendix D: The Simple Attenuation Model. Glossary. Index.