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Mobile Communication Satellites: Theory and Applications [Tom Logsdon, 1995] (hardcover)
978-0070384767
Tom Logsdon
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277 pgs, 1995, McGraw-Hill
ISBN 978-0070384767

This guide to understanding the use of space-based relay systems in mobile wireless communication, from constellation selection to data compression schemes, explores the present status and future potential of geosynchronous, low- and medium-altitude orbiting satellites. The book explains in readable detail how to analyze and select the most efficient constellation architecture, how mobile communications satellites are designed, the formats and frequencies used, and how satellites are revolutionizing transportation and communication. Gives designers, operators, and users alike hands-on information for taking advantage of these space-based technologies.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part 1: The Growing Popularity of Today's Radio-Frequency Communications

  1. Expanding Markets for Cellular Telephones
  2. Emerging Trends in Communication Satellites

Part 2: Satellite Mobile Communication Systems Now in Use

  1. Mobile Communications on the High Seas
  2. Spaceborne Land-Mobile Communication Systems
  3. Satellite Messaging for Commercial Jets
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