Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications, Second Edition
includes the latest developments on the topic. Covering the features and facilities of satellites and satellite launch vehicles, with an emphasis on the fundamental principles and concepts, the authors provide readers with a complete understanding of the technology. This book explains the past, present and future satellite missions, as well as non-communication related applications. Coverage ranges from remote sensing and navigational uses to meteorological and military areas.
This second edition contains an additional chapter on earth station design and gives extensive focus to space based weapon systems, satellite interference and future trends in satellite technology. Extra information has also been provided on all of the first edition’s topics to enhance the existing coverage.
Offering readers a concise and yet comprehensive reference, Satellite Technology provides a unique coverage of both the principles and applications in this wide field. This book covers the technological and application aspects of satellites in one volume, ensuring not only extensive coverage of communications-related applications of satellites, but also other important applications such as remote sensing, weather forecasting, navigation, scientific and military.
The essentials of satellite technology are explained, by giving an introduction to the fundamental topics such as orbits and trajectories, launch and in-orbit operations before going on to describe satellite hardware, communication techniques, multiple access techniques and link design. Topics range from the history and evolution of satellites, and the laws governing motion of artificial satellites around earth, to multiplexing techniques, satellite subsystems and link design fundamentals.
* Amply illustrated with a large number of figures and photographs, as well as relevant mathematics and design examples
* Contains a large number of problems with solutions, which would particularly benefit students at undergraduate and graduate levels
* Companion website provides a complete compendium on features and facilities of satellites and satellite launch vehicles from past, present and planned futuristic satellite missions for various applications
The coverage of satellite technology together with its applications make the book an essential reference book for professionals, R&D scientists and engineers and students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Table of Contents
Ch. 1: Introduction to satellites and their Applications
Ch. 2: Satellite orbits and trajectories
Ch. 3: Satellite Launch and In-Orbit Operations
Ch. 4: Satellite hardware
Ch. 5: Communication techniques
Ch. 6: Multiple access techniques
Ch. 7: Satellite link design fundamentals
Ch. 8: Communication satellites
Ch. 9: Remote sensing satellites
Ch. 10: Weather satellites
Ch. 11: Navigation satellites
Ch. 12: Scientific satellites
Ch. 13: Military satellites
A comprehensive, single-source reference on satellite technology and its applications,