Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology (Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing)

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology (Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing)

By: Madhavendra Richharia (author), Leslie David Westbrook (author)Hardback

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Presents the concepts, technology, and role of satellite systemsin support of personal applications, such as mobile and broadbandcommunications, navigation, television, radio and multimediabroadcasting, safety of life services, etc. This book presents a novel perspective on satellite systems,reflecting the modern personal technology context, and hence afocus on the individual as end-user. The book begins by outliningkey generic concepts before discussing techniques adopted inparticular application areas; next, it exemplifies these techniquesthrough discussion of state-of-art current and emerging satellitesystems. The book concludes by contemplating the likely evolutionof these systems, taking into consideration influences and trendsin technology, in conjunction with growing user expectations. In addition to addressing satellite systems that directlyinteract with personal devices, the book additionally considersthose indirect applications where there is an increasing interestby individuals - notably, in remote sensing. As such, the bookuniquely encompasses the entire gamut of satellite-enabled personal/ end-user applications. Key Features: * Broad scope - views satellite systems generically with regardsto their applicability across a wide range of personal applicationareas * Strong foundation in underlying concepts * State-of-the-art system examples * Review of trends in relevant areas of satellite technology * Revision questions at the end of each chapter The book is suited to individuals, engineers, scientists,service providers, system operators, application developers andmanagers interested or involved in the use of satellite technologyfor personal applications. It should also hold interest for use inresearch institutes interested in promoting inter-disciplinarycross-fertilization of ideas, as well as by financiers, policymakers, and strategists interested in gaining a betterunderstanding of this technology.

About Author

Dr. Madhavendra Richharia, Consultant, Satellite Communications,UK Dr Richharia has been working in satellite communications forthe last thirty years and has gained experience in areas such ashardware/software design and development, systems design,operations, planning, research, project management, consultancy,and education. He holds Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees inelectronics and electrical engineering. Richharia sassociations include Inmarsat, University of Surrey and Southamptonand ISRO. Dr. Leslie David Westbrook, Principle Scientist, QinetiQLtd., UK Dr Westbrook has more than 25 years experience intelecommunications R&D and consultancy, ranging from HF tooptical frequencies, encompassing analysis, design, simulation,fabrication and testing of a wide range of communication devices,sub-systems and systems. He is currently a Principle Scientist inthe SATCOM and Modem group, Communications Division at QinetiQ Ltd(formerly the Defence Research Agency of the UK Ministry ofDefence). His activities at QinetiQ have included applied researchand consultancy for UK MoD, and civilian organisations,encompassing Skynet (the UK's military satellite constellation),military ground tactical and airborne SATCOM, VSATs, automatedsatellite resource management, military use of commercial SATCOMand antenna performance.


About the Series Editors. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1 Introduction. 1.1 Scope. 1.2 Perspective. 1.3 Background and Applications. 1.4 Trends. 1.5 Overview of this Book. Part I BASIC CONCEPTS. 2 Satellites and High-Altitude Platforms. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Satellites. 2.3 High-Altitude Platforms. 3 Spectrum and Propagation. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Spectrum. 3.3 Propagation. 4 Antennas and Noise. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Antennas. 4.3 Noise. 5 Modulation and Coding. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Modulation. 5.3 Error Control Coding. 6 Satellite Access and Networking 161 6.1 Introduction 161 6.2 Satellite Access 161 6.2.1 Single Access 161 6.2.2 Multiple-Access Methods 165 Contents vii 6.2.3 Random Access 166 6.2.4 FDM and FDMA 167 6.2.5 SDMA (Frequency Reuse) 172 6.2.6 TDM and TDMA 173 6.2.7 CDM and CDMA 176 6.3 Payloads 181 6.3.1 Unprocessed Payloads 181 6.3.2 Processed Payloads 182 6.4 Networks 184 6.4.1 Network Architectures 184 6.4.2 Network Models 185 Revision Questions 191 References 191 7 Doppler and Pseudorange (Navigation) 193 7.1 Introduction 193 7.2 Doppler 194 7.2.1 Doppler Shift 194 7.2.2 Position Location Using the Doppler Shift 194 7.3 Pseudoranging 198 7.3.1 Pseudorange 198 7.3.2 Position Determination Using Ranging 199 8 Compression, Speech, Audio and Video Encoding. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Lossless Data Compression. 8.3 Digitizing Analogue Signals. 8.4 Speech Encoding. 8.5 Audio Encoding. 8.6 Video Encoding. Part II TECHNIQUES AND SYSTEMS. 9 Digital Broadcasting Techniques and Architectures. 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 MPEG Multimedia Standards. 9.3 Direct-to-Home Broadcast System. 9.4 Direct Broadcasts to Individuals and Mobile Users. 9.5 Military. 10 Broadcast Systems. 10.1 Introduction. 10.2 Satellite Radio Systems. 10.3 Direct Multimedia Broadcast. 10.4 Direct-to-Home Television. 10.5 Military Multimedia Broadcasts. 11 Communications Architectures. 11.1 Introduction. 11.2 Role. 11.3 Circuit-Switched Services. 11.4 Packet-Switched and Converged Services. 11.5 Satellite Communications Networks. 11.6 High-Altitude Platform Systems. 12 Satellite Communications Systems. 12.1 Introduction. 12.2 Mobile Communications. 12.3 Fixed Communications. 12.4 Military Communications. 12.5 Amateur Communications. 12.6 HAP Communications. 13 Satellite Navigation Techniques. 13.1 Introduction. 13.2 Categorization. 13.3 Doppler-Assisted Navigation. 13.4 Range-Assisted Navigation. 13.5 Satellite Augmentation System. 13.6 Navigation Communication Hybrid Architecture. 13.7 Receiver Architecture. 13.8 Distress, Safety and Location-Based Services. 14 Navigation, Tracking and Safety Systems. 14.1 Introduction. 14.2 Global Navigation Satellite Systems. 14.3 Regional Navigation Systems. 14.4 Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems. 14.5 Distress and Safety. 14.6 Location-Based service. 15 Remote Sensing Techniques. 15.1 Introduction. 15.2 Remote Sensing Data. 15.3 Sensors. 15.4 Image Processing. 15.5 Image Interpretation. 15.6 System Characteristics. 16 Remote Sensing Systems. 16.1 Introduction. 16.2 Commercial Imaging. 16.3 Meteorology. 16.4 Land Observation. 17 The Future. 17.1 Introduction. 17.2 Influences. 17.3 Trend. 17.4 The Long Term. 17.5 Satellites and the Environment. 17.6 Conclusion. Appendix A List of Personal Applications. Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780470714287
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 476
  • ID: 9780470714287
  • weight: 968
  • ISBN10: 047071428X

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