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Handbook of satellite applications

Author: Joseph N Pelton; Scott Madry; Sergio Camacho-Lara
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2013.
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Top space experts from around the world have collaborated to produce this comprehensive, authoritative, and clearly illustrated reference guide to the fast growing, multi-billion dollar field of satellite applications and space communications. This handbook, done under the auspices of the International Space University based in France, addresses not only system technologies but also examines market dynamics,  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
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All Authors / Contributors: Joseph N Pelton; Scott Madry; Sergio Camacho-Lara
ISBN: 9781441976710 144197671X 1441976701 9781441976703
OCLC Number: 825769630
Description: 1 online resource : color portraits
Contents: Section 1: Satellite Communications. Satellite Applications Handbook: The Complete Guide to Satellite Communications, Remote Sensing, Navigation, and Meteorology / J.N. Pelton, S. Madry, S. Camacho Lara --
Satellite Communications Overview / J.N. Pelton --
History of Satellite Communications / J.N. Pelton --
Space Telecommunications Services and Applications / J.N. Pelton --
Satellite Orbits for Communications Satellites / J.N. Pelton --
Fixed Satellite Communications: Market Dynamics and Trends / P. Marshall, J.N. Pelton --
Satellite Communications Video Markets: Dynamics and Trends / P. Marshall --
Mobile Satellite Communications Markets: Dynamics and Trends / R. Gupta, D. Swearingen --
An Examination of the Governmental Use of Military and Commercial Satellite Communications / A. Stanniland, D. Curtin --
Economics and Financing of Communications Satellites / H.R. Hertzfeld. Satellite Communications and Space Telecommunications Frequencies / M. Bousquet --
Regulatory Process for Communications Satellite Frequency Allocations / R.S. Jakhu --
Satellite Radio Communications Fundamentals and Link Budgets / D.R. Glover --
Satellite Communications Modulation and Multiplexing / P.T. Thompson --
Satellite Transmission, Reception and On-Board Processing Signaling and Switching / B. Perrot --
Satellite Communications Antenna Concepts and Engineering / T. Iida --
Satellite Antenna Systems Design and Implementation Around the World / T. Iida, J.N. Pelton --
Satellite Earth Station Antenna Systems and System Design / J.E. Allnutt --
Technical Challenges of Integration of Space and Terrestrial Systems / J.L. Walker, C. Hoeber --
Satellite Communications Regulatory, Legal and Trade Issues / G.M. Goh Escolar. Trends and Future of Satellite Communications / J.N. Pelton --
Section 2: Satellite Precision Navigation and Timing Section. Introduction to Satellite Navigation Systems / J.N. Pelton, S. Camacho-Lara --
Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Orbital Parameters, Time and Space Reference Systems and Signal Structures / Rogerio Enríquez-Caldera --
International Committee on GNSS / S. Camacho-Lara --
Current and Future GNSS and Their Augmentation Systems / S. Camacho-Lara --
Section 3: Space Remote Sensing. Introduction and History of Space Remote Sensing / S. Madry --
Electromagnetic Radiation Principles and Concepts as Applied to Space Remote Sensing / M.J. Rycroft --
Astronaut Photography: Handheld Camera Imagery from Low Earth Orbit / W.L. Stefanov, C.A. Evans, S.K. Runco, M.J. Wilkinson --
Electro-optical and Hyper-spectral Remote Sensing / S. Madry, J.N. Pelton. Operational Applications of Radar Images / V. Singhroy --
Lidar Remote Sensing / J.C. Fernandez Diaz, W.E. Carter, R.L. Shrestha --
Digital Image Acquisition: Preprocessing and Data Reduction / S. Khorram, S.A.C. Nelson, H. Cakir --
Digital Image Processing: Post-processing and Data Integration / S. Khorram, S.A.C. Nelson, H. Cakir --
Remote Sensing Data Applications / Haruhisa Shimoda --
Geographic Information Systems and Geomatics / J.A. Gonzalez --
Section 4: Space Systems for Meteorology. Introduction to Space Systems for Meteorology / J.N. Pelton, S. Madry, S. Camacho-Lara --
United States Meteorological Satellite Program / S. Camacho-Lara, S. Madry, J.N. Pelton --
EUMETSAT Geostationary Meteorological Satellite Programs / D. Murphy --
International Meteorological Satellite Systems / S. Camacho-Lara, S. Madry, J.N. Pelton. Section 5: Spacecraft Bus and Ground Systems. Overview of the Spacecraft Bus / T. Kaya, J.N. Pelton --
Telemetry, Tracking, and Command (TT & C) / Arthur Norman Guest --
Lifetime Testing, Redundancy, Reliability and Mean Time to Failure / J.N. Pelton --
Ground Systems for Satellite Application Systems for Navigation, Remote Sensing, and Meteorology / S. Madry, J.N. Pelton, S. Camacho-Lara --
Common Elements versus Unique Requirements in Various Types of Satellite Application Systems / J.N. Pelton, S. Madry --
Section 6: Launch Systems and Launch-Related Issues. Launch Vehicles and Launch Sites / J.N. Pelton --
Orbital Debris and Sustainability of Space Operations / Heiner Klinkrad --
Space Weather and Hazards to Application Satellites / Michael J. Rycroft --
Section 7: Appendices. The World's Launch Sites / Arthur N. Guest, J.N. Pelton --
Major Launch Systems Available Globally / Arthur N. Guest, J.N. Pelton --
Global Communications Satellite Systems / J.N. Pelton --
US Domestic Communications Satellite Systems / J.N. Pelton.
Responsibility: Joseph N. Pelton, Scott Madry, Sergio Camacho-Lara, editors.


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