Satellite Communications

Satellite Communications

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Satellite communications allows the most remote places to receive Internet, telephones, faxes, video and telecommunications via satellite connections. The infrastructure, bandwidth, and availability of satellite communications, and the possibility of combining satellite communications with other types of communications systems makes this method an ideal candidate for providing ubiquitous communications to everyone worldwide.

Chapter Contents:

  • 10.1 Communication Satellites
  • 10.2 General Satellite Operation
  • 10.3 Fixed Satellite Service
  • 10.4 Geostationary Orbits
  • 10.5 Ground Station Antennas
  • 10.6 Noise and the Low-Noise Amplifier
  • 10.7 The Link Budget
  • 10.8 Multiple Channels in the Same Frequency Band
  • 10.9 Multiple Access Schemes
  • 10.10 Propagation Delay
  • 10.11 Cost
  • 10.12 Regulations
  • 10.13 Types of Satellites Used for Communications
  • 10.14 System Design for Satellite Communications
  • 10.15 Summary
  • 10.16 References

Inspec keywords: satellite communication

Other keywords: telephones; ubiquitous communications; satellite communications; telecommunications; faxes; Internet; video; satellite connections

Subjects: Satellite communication systems

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