Satellite Systems for Personal Applications:
Concepts and Technology

Errata

18 July 2010

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Line, figure or equation
Correction
64 2 Polarisation mismatch loss should be:
L_pol -> 1/cos^2(Delta phi)
75 Table 3.10 'Slant path gaseous attenuation' row should read:
'0.09, 0.12, 0.12, 0.12'
83 30 The mean signal amplitude should be:
s=sqrt(v^2+2 sigma_R ^2)
116 9 replace L_a by L_atm
116 10

The formula should read:

( 1 - 1 / L_atm ) k T_cos B

116 10 The sentence should read: "Power is absorbed along the slant path from the adjacent atmosphere and in order to maintain local equilibrium, this power must be balanced by radiation."
149 Equation 5.55

The final term should be:
u_(k-1) X^(k-1)

150 24

The text should read:
the encoded bit rate which is 1/r times the input data rate

241 9 The text after the dash (-) in bullet 5 should read as a new bullet.
244 16 Replace 'Integrated Decoder Receiver' by 'Integrated Receiver Decoder'
388 26 Delete dimensions for PDOP [i.e. sentence should read: "GPS specifies a PDOP of <=2.6 at 95% availability and a PDOP of <=6 at 98%.]
456 38 Replace 'global HAPs' by 'Global HAPs'