Satellite Technology : Principles and Applications

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2010-11-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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A onevolume reference on satellite technology and its applications, this new edition includes the latest developments Covering both the technology and its applications, Satellite Technology is a concise reference on satellites for commercial, scientific and military purposes. The book explains satellite technology fully, beginning by offering an introduction to the fundamentals, before covering orbits and trajectories, launch and inorbit operations, hardware, communication techniques, multiple access techniques, and link design fundamentals. This new edition also includes comprehensive chapters on earth stations and spacebased weapons, as well as sections on emerging applications within each topic. Giving a complete survey of applications, from remote sensing and military uses, to navigational and scientific applications, the authors also provide an inclusive compendium on satellites and satellite launch vehicles. Filled with diagrams and illustrations, this book serves as an ideal introduction for those new to the topic, as well as a reference point for professionals. Second edition includes new chapter on earth stations, as well as sections on emerging applications for each topic A comprehensive, singlesource reference on satellite technology and its applications

Author Biography

SH. ANIL K. MAINI is Director at the Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC), an R&D establishment under the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India. He has more than 30 years of research experience in a wide range of defence electronics, optoelectronics and laser systems. His areas of expertise include optoelectronic sensor systems, laser systems, power electronics, digital electronics and related technologies. At LASTEC, he is spearheading the development of laser systems and optoelectronics simulators and sensors. He has written eleven books, around 150 publications and has two patents to his credit. He is life fellow of The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and a life member of The Indian Laser Association.

VARSHA AGRAWAL is a scientist at the Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC), an R&D establishment under the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India. She has been with DRDO for the last ten years and has been working on the design and development of a variety of electronics subsystems for various defence-related applications. She has three written books: Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications, Satellite Communications and Electronics Devices and Circuits.

Table of Contents

Satellite Technology 1
Introduction to Satellites and Their Applications
Ever-expanding Application Spectrum
What is a Satellite?
History of the Evolution of Satellites
Evolution of Launch Vehicles
Future Trends
Further Reading
Satellite Orbits and Trajectories
Definition of an Orbit and a Trajectory
Orbiting Satellites - Basic Principles
Orbital Parameters
Injection Velocity and Resulting Satellite Trajectories
Types of Satellite Orbits
Further Reading
Satellite Launch and In-Orbit Operations
Acquiring the Desired Orbit
Launch Sequence
Orbital Perturbations
Satellite Stabilization
Orbital Effects on Satellite's Performance
Look Angles of a Satellite
Earth Coverage and Ground Tracks
Further Reading
Satellite Hardware
Satellite Subsystems
Mechanical Structure
Propulsion Subsystem
Thermal Control Subsystem
Power Supply Subsystem
Attitude and Orbit Control
Attitude Control
Orbit Control
Tracking, Telemetry and Command Subsystem
Antenna Subsystem
Space Qualification and Equipment Reliability
Further Reading
Communication Techniques
Types of Information Signals
Amplitude Modulation
Frequency Modulation
Pulse Communication Systems
Sampling Theorem
Shannon-Hartley Theorem
Digital Modulation Techniques
Multiplexing Techniques
Further Reading
Multiple Access Techniques
Introduction to Multiple Access Techniques
Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA)
Single Channel per Carrier (SCPC) Systems
Multiple Channels Per Carrier (MCPC) Systems
Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)
TDMA Frame Structure
TDMA Burst Structure
Computing Unique Word Detection Probability
TDMA Frame Efficiency
Control and Coordination of Traffic
Frame Acquisition and Synchronization
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA)
Further Reading
Satellite Link Design Fundamentals
Transmission Equation
Satellite Link Parameters
Frequency Considerations
Propagation Considerations
Techniques to Counter Propagation Effects
Noise Considerations
Interference-related Problems
Antenna Gain-to-noise Temperature (G/T) Ratio
Link Design
Further Reading
Earth Station
Earth Station
Types of Earth Stations
Earth Station Architecture
Earth Station Design Considerations
Earth Station Testing
Earth Station Hardware
Satellite Tracking
Some Representative Earth Stations
Further Reading
Satellite Applications
Communication Satellites
Introduction to Communication Satellites
Communication-Related Applications of Satellites
Frequency Bands
Satellite versus Terrestrial Networks
Satellite Telephony
Satellite Television
Satellite Radio
Satellite Data Communication Services
Important Missions
Future Trends
Further Reading
Remote Sensing Satellites
Remote Sensing - An Overview
Classification of Satellite Remote Sensing Systems
Remote Sensing Satellite Orbits
Remote Sensing Satellite Payloads
Passive Sensors
Active Sensors
Types of Images
Image Classification
Image Interpretation
Applications of Remote Sensing Satellites
Major Remote Sensing Missions
Future Trends
Further Reading
Weather Satellites
Weather Forecasting - An Overview
Weather Forecasting Satellite Fundamentals 11.3 Images from Weather Forecasting Satellites
Weather Forecasting Satellite Orbits
Weather Forecasting Satellite Payloads
Image Processing and Analysis
Weather Forecasting Satellite Applications
Major Weather Forecasting Satellite Missions
Future of Weather Forecasting Satellite Systems
Further Reading
Navigation Satellites
Development of Satellite Navigation Systems
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Working Principle of the GPS
GPS Positioning Services and Positioning Modes
GPS Error Sources
GLONASS Satellite System
GPS-GLONASS Integration
Applications of Satellite Navigation Systems
Future of Satellite Navigation Systems
Further Reading
Scientific Satellites
Satellite-Based versus Ground-Based Scientific Techniques
Payloads on Board Scientific Satellites
Applications of Scientific Satellites - Study of Earth
Observation of the Earth's Environment
Astronomical Observations
Missions for Studying Planets of the Solar System
Missions Beyond the Solar System
Other Fields of Investigation
Future Trends
Further Reading
Military Satellites
Military Satellites - An Overview
Satellite Military Communication
Development of Military Communication Satellite Systems
Frequency Spectrum Utilized by Military Communication Satellite
Dual-use Military Satellite Communication Satellite Systems
Reconnaissance Satellites
SIGINT Satellites
Early Warning Satellites
Nuclear Explosion Satellites
Military Weather Forecasting Satellites
Military Navigation Satellites
Space Weapons
Strategic Defence Initiative
Directed Energy Laser Weapons
Advanced Concepts
Further Reading
Subject Index
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