Satellite Communications, 3ed, An Indian Adaptation

Timothy Pratt, Jeremy Allnutt

ISBN: 9789354243035

632 pages

INR 739


Satellite Communications is a comprehensive textbook designed for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on satellite communications. The book focuses on the underlying principles and essential mathematics required to understand the physics and engineering of satellite communications. Beginning with the topics that are specific to satellites, including orbits, launchers, and spacecraft, the book goes on to explain the principles of digital communication systems, radio frequency communications, digital modulation and multiple access techniques, and propagation in the earth's atmosphere, topics that are common to all radio communication systems.

1 Introduction

1.1 Background

1.2 A Brief History of Satellite Communications

1.3 Satellite Communications in 2020

1.4 Overview of Satellite Communications

1.5 Summary

1.6 Organization of This Book


2 Orbital Mechanics and Launchers

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Achieving a Stable Orbit

2.3 Kepler’s Three Laws of Planetary Motion

2.4 Describing the Orbit of a Satellite

2.5 Locating the Satellite in the Orbit

2.6 Locating the Satellite With Respect to the Earth

2.7 Orbital Elements

2.8 Look Angle Determination

2.9 Orbital Perturbations

2.10 Orbit Determination

2.11 Space Launch Vehicles and Rockets

2.13 Orbital Effects in the Performance of Communication Systems

2.14 Summary


3 Satellites

3.1 Satellite Subsystems

3.2 Attitude and Orbit Control System

3.3 Telemetry, Tracking, Command, and Monitoring

3.4 Power Systems

3.5 Communication Subsystems

3.6 Satellite Antennas

3.7 Equipment Reliability and Space Qualification

3.8 Summary


4 Satellite Link Design

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Transmission Theory

4.3 System Noise Temperature and G/T Ratio

4.4 Design of Downlinks

4.5 Uplink Design

4.6 Design for Specified CNR: Combining CNR and C/I Values in Satellite Links

4.7 Summary


5 Digital Transmission and Error Control

5.1 Digital Transmission

5.2 Implementing Zero ISI Transmission in the Time Domain

5.3 Probability of Error in Digital Transmission

5.4 Digital Transmission of Analog Signals

5.5 Time Division Multiplexing

5.6 Packets, Frames, and Protocols

5.7 Error Control

5.8 Summary


6 Modulation and Multiple Access

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Digital Modulation

6.3 Multiple Access

6.4 Frequency Division Multiple Access

6.5 Time Division Multiple Access

6.6 Synchronization in TDMA Networks

6.7 Star and Mesh Networks

6.8 Demand Assignment Multiple Access

6.9 Random Access

6.10 Packet Radio Systems and Protocols

6.11 Code Division Multiple Access

6.12 Summary


7 Propagation Effects on Satellite-Earth Links

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Propagation Phenomena

7.3 Quantifying Attenuation and Depolarization

7.4 Propagation Effects That Are Not Associated With Hydrometeors

7.5 Rain and Ice Effects

7.6 Propagation Impairment Countermeasures

7.7 Summary


8 Low Throughput Systems and Small Satellites

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Small Satellites

8.3 Operational Use of SmallSats

8.4 Low-Throughput Mobile Communication Satellite Systems

8.5 VSAT Systems

8.6 Time Over Coverage

8.7 Orbital Debris

8.8 Summary


9 NGSO Satellite Systems

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Orbit Considerations

9.3 Coverage and Frequency Considerations

9.4 System Design Example

9.5 Summary


10 Satellite Television

10.1 C-Band and Ku-Band Home Satellite TV

10.2 Digital DBS-TV

10.3 DVB-S and DVB-S2 Standards

10.4 DBS-TV System Design

10.5 DBS-TV Link Budget for DVB-S and DVB-S2 Receivers

10.6 Second-Generation DBS-TV Satellite Systems Using DVB-S Signal Format

10.7 Master Control Station and Uplink

10.8 Summary


11 Satellite Internet

11.1 History of Satellite Internet Access

11.2 Geostationary Satellite Internet Access

11.3 NGSO Satellite Systems

11.4 Link Budgets for NGSO Systems

11.5 Packets and Protocols for NGSO Systems

11.6 Gateways, User Terminals, and Onboard Processing Satellites

11.7 End-of-Life Disposal of NGSO Satellites

11.8 User Terminal Antennas for Ku-Band, Ka-Band, and V-Band

11.9 IoT via Satellite

11.10 Summary


12 Satellite Navigation Systems

12.1 The Global Positioning System

12.2 Other Global Navigation Satellite Systems

12.3 Radio and Satellite Navigation

12.4 GPS Position Location Principles

12.5 GPS Codes and Frequencies

12.6 Satellite Signal Acquisition

12.7 GPS Signal Levels

12.8 GPS Navigation Message

12.9 GPS C/A Code Standard Positioning System Accuracy

12.10 Denial of Service: Jamming and Spoofing

12.11 Summary



Multiple Choice Questions




A Decibels in Communications Engineering

B Antennas

B.1 Introduction

B.2 Gain and Beamwidth

B.3 Polarization

B.4 Low-Gain, Medium-Gain, and High-Gain Antennas

B.5 Small Antennas

B.6 Reflector Antennas

B.7 Antenna Theory

B.8 Multiple Beam Antennas

B.9 Phased Arrays

B.10 Phase Shifters


C Complementary Error Function erfc(x) and Q Function Q(z)

C.1 Equivalence Formulas and Tables of Values


D Digital Transmission of Analog Signals

D.1 Sampling

D.2 Bandpass Sampling

D.3 Digital Transmission

D.4 Non-uniform Quantization: Compression and Expansion

D.5 Reducing the Bandwidth of Digital Signals