Satellite Communications, 4Th Edition by RODDY

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9780070077850 The most complete and accessible guide to the fundamentals and new developments in satellite communications technology the leading reference and text in the field for over a decade, satellite communications, has been revised, updated, and expanded to cover breakthroughs in global wireless applications, digital television, and internet access via satellite. Filled with worked examples and 200 illustrations, the new edition offers a clear, state-of-the-art presentation of all satellite communications topics. Readers will find detailed coverage of orbits and launching wave propagation... polarization...antennas...analog signals ...the space link...interference...fdma, tdma, and cdma...satellite services, the internet, atm and tcp/ television services and networking...and much more. The new fourth edition features: in-depth coverage of today's satellite communication innovations, combined with an intuitive, low-math approach for ease of understanding updated information on antennas and arrays, error coding methods, mobile services, digital television, and satellite-based internet servicesthis "bible" of satellite communications includes:* overview of satellite systems * orbits and launching methods * geostationary orbit * radio wave propagation * polarization * antennas * the space segment * the earth segment * analog signals * digital signals * error control coding * the space link * interference * satellite access * satellites in networks * direct broadcast satellite (dbs) television * satellite mobile and specialized services