The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Station Handbook (2nd Revised edition)

The Satellite Communication Ground Segment and Earth Station Handbook (2nd Revised edition)

By: Bruce R. Elbert (author)Hardback

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This updated and expanded second edition reflects the state of earth station design and ground segment architecture. From international telephone network gateways to direct broadcast home receivers, today's broad range of ground systems and devices require satellite communication engineers and business managers to have a broad and sound understanding of the design and operating principles of earth stations and ground control facilities. This book explores the delivery end of the satellite link and its relationship to delivery of services. Authored by a leading authority in the field, the book provides engineers and managers with the knowledge they need to devise their own approach to implementing and managing earth stations and the overall ground segment. Readers find practical guidance in an array of critical areas, including: preparing requirements, performing preliminary analyses, reviewing hardware designs, managing the introduction of the overall ground segment, and more.

About Author

Bruce Elbert is president of Application Technology Strategy, Inc., and was formerly senior vice president of applications systems development at Hughes Space and Communications. He holds an MSEE in communications engineering and computer science from the University of Maryland.


Introduction to the Satellite Communication Ground Segment; Earth Station Design Philosophy; Space-Ground Interface Requirements; Two-Way Communications Service Requirements; One-Way (Broadcast) Service Requirements; Ground Segment Baseband Architecture and Equipment; Earth Station RF Design and Equipment; Signal Impairments and Service Optimization; Fixed and Mobile User Terminals; Earth Station Facility Design and Site Selection; Principles of Effective Operations and Maintenance

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781608076734
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 461
  • ID: 9781608076734
  • weight: 839
  • ISBN10: 1608076733
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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