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Satellite Communications Systems: Systems, Techniques and Technology 5th Edition

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Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Revisions to 5th Edition by: Zhili Sun, University of Surrey, UK

New and updated edition of this authoritative and comprehensive reference to the field of satellite communications engineering

Building on the success of previous editions, Satellite Communications Systems, Fifth Edition covers the entire field of satellite communications engineering from orbital mechanics to satellite design and launch, configuration and installation of earth stations, including the implementation of communications links and the set-up of the satellite network. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of satellite communications systems engineering and discusses the technological applications. It demonstrates how system components interact and details the relationship between the system and its environment. The authors discuss the systems aspects such as techniques enabling equipment and system dimensioning and state of the art technology for satellite platforms, payloads and earth stations.

New features and updates for the fifth edition include:

  • More information on techniques allowing service provision of multimedia content
  • Extra material on techniques for broadcasting, including recent standards DVB-RCS and DVB-S2 (Digital Video Broadcasting -Return Channel Satellite and -Satellite Version 2)
  • Updates on onboard processing

By offering a detailed and practical overview, Satellite Communications Systems continues to be an authoritative text for advanced students, engineers and designers throughout the field of satellite communications and engineering.    

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 742 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 5 edition (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470714581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470714584
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By brunoflores@hotmail.com on March 30, 2011
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The book contains a lot of useful information for people working in the satellite communications area.The english could be better maybe because this is a translation from the french. All in all a good reference.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Luis Araya Cano on June 22, 2010
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I think is the best book of Satellite Communications systems. Cover all the neccessary topics and is really easy to understand.
It is really useful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Franco Malerba on January 19, 2013
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full up to date picture of all the aspects of satellite technology
content organised in such way that you can skip details and retain the key factors
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By infa02 on October 14, 2013
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I'm a telecommunications engineer and want to know more about satellite communications and i just find the way. This book has a good way to learn about this communication system.
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