Satellite communication engineering
Marcel Dekker, 2002
Michael O. Kolawole
2nd, illustrated (2009)
This up-to-date reference provides a simple and concise overview of the fundamental principles common to information communications-highlighting satellite and earth station design, links and communication systems, error detection and correction, and regulations and procedures for system modeling, integrations, testing, and evaluation. It supplies a capacity comparison of multiple access methods."Satellite Communication Engineering" discusses block and feedback ciphering; covers orbital errors; evaluates geometric area coverage and multi-beam satellite networks; illustrates bus, electrical, and mechanical systems design; analyzes system reliability and availability; elucidates reflector/lens, phased array, and helical antenna systems; explores channel filters and multiplexers; explains low-noise and high-power amplifiers; assesses system capacity, cost, and availability antenna tracking; considers fiber optic and microwave terrestrial links; reviews convolutional codes; addresses cellular mobile systems; and, includes end-of-chapter problems for further study.
Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION  : Origin of Satellite Communications, Historical Back-ground, Basic Concepts of Satellite Communications, Frequency allocations for Satellite Services, Applications, Future Trends of Satellite Communications.
ORBITAL MECHANICS AND LAUNCHERS : Orbital Mechanics, Look Angle determination, Orbital
perturbations, Orbit determination, launches and launch vehicles, Orbital effects in communication systems performance.
SATELLITE SUBSYSTEMS : Attitude and orbit control system, telemetry, tracking, Command and
monitoring, power systems, communication subsystems, Satellite antenna Equipment reliability and Space qualification.
SATELLITE LINK DESIGN : Basic transmission theory, system noise temperature and G/T ratio, Design of down links, up link design, Design of satellite links for specified C/N, System design example.
MULTIPLE ACCESS : Frequency division multiple access (FDMA) Intermodulation, Calculation of C/N. Time division Multiple Access (TDMA) Frame structure, Examples. Satellite Switched TDMA Onboard processing, DAMA, Code Division Multiple access (CDMA),Spread spectrum transmission and reception.
EARTH STATION TECHNOLOGY : Introduction, Transmitters, Receivers, Antennas, Tracking systems,
Terrestrial interface, Primary power test methods.
LOW EARTH ORBIT AND GEO-STATIONARY SATELLITE SYSTEMS : Orbit consideration, coverage
and frequency considerations, Delay & Throughput considerations, System considerations, Operational NGSO constellation Designs
SATELLITE NAVIGATION & THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM  : Radio and Satellite Navigation,
GPS Position Location principles, GPS Receivers and codes, Satellite signal acquisition, GPS Navigation
Message, GPS signal levels, GPS receiver operation, GPS C/A code accuracy, Differential GPS.