This new edition, an up-to-date and comprehensive title on the rapidly expanding field of satellite communication, is aimed at giving important aspects of space and satellite communication. It starts from fundamental concepts and helps reader to design satellite links. The book provides a smooth flow from satellite launch to various applications of satellite. It contains satellite systems, important parameter calculations and design concepts. The emphasis is on geostationary satellites. The text is organized in such a manner that the reader starts with orbiting parameters and ends at designing a complete multiple access links.
With all of the latest information incorporated and several key pedagogical attributes included, this textbook is an invaluable learning tool for the engineering students of electronics and communication.
• Important design equations have been listed separately.
• Three new chapters—Reliability requirements in satellites, Remote sensing satellites and Error control coding—have been included.
• New Sections are added in Chapters 1, 2 and 3.
• A brief discussion on digitized video transmission is included in Chapter 4.