Satellite Systems for Personal Applications - Concepts and Technology

Table of contents

Preface

1 Introduction
1.1 Scope
1.2 Perspective
1.3 Background and Applications
1.4 Trends
1.5 Overview of this Book

I Basic Concepts

2 Satellites and High Altitude Platforms
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Satellites
2.3 High Altitude Platforms

3 Spectrum and Propagation
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Spectrum
3.3 Propagation

4 Antennas and Noise
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Antennas
4.3 Noise

5 Modulation and Coding
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Modulation
5.3 Error Control Coding

6 Satellite Access and Networking
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Satellite Access
6.3 Payloads
6.4 Networks

7 Doppler and Pseudo-range (Navigation)
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Doppler
7.3 Pseudo-Ranging

8 Compression, Speech, Audio and Video Encoding
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Lossless Data Compression
8.3 Digitizing Analogue Signals
8.4 Speech Encoding
8.5 Audio Encoding
8.6 Video Encoding

II Techniques and Systems

9 Digital Broadcasting Techniques and Architectures
9.1 Introduction
9.2 MPEG Multi-media Standards
9.3 Direct To Home Broadcast system
9.4 Direct Broadcasts to Individuals and Mobile Users
9.5 Military

10 Broadcast Systems
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Satellite Radio Systems
10.3 Direct multi-media broadcast
10.4 Direct to Home Television
10.5 Military Multimedia Broadcasts

11 Communications Architectures
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Role
11.3 Circuit-Switched Services
11.4 Packet Switched and Converged Services
11.5 Satellite Communications Networks
11.6 High Altitude Platform systems

12 Satellite Communications Systems
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Mobile Communications
12.3 Fixed Communications
12.4 Military Communications
12.5 Amateur Communications
12.6 HAP Communications

13 Satellite Navigation Techniques
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Categorisation
13.3 Doppler assisted navigation
13.4 Range Assisted Navigation
13.5 Satellite augmentation system
13.6 Navigation-Communication hybrid architecture
13.7 Receiver architecture
13.8 Distress, Safety and Location based services

14 Navigation, Tracking and Safety Systems
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Global Navigation Satellite Systems
14.3 Regional Navigation Systems
14.4 Satellite-based Augmentation Systems
14.5 Distress and Safety
14.6 Location based service

15 Remote Sensing Techniques
15.1 Introduction
15.2 Remote sensing data
15.3 Sensors
15.4 Image processing
15.5 Image interpretation
15.6 System characteristics

16 Remote Sensing Systems
16.1 Introduction
16.2 Commercial Imaging
16.3 Meteorology
16.4 Land observation

17 The Future
17.1 Introduction
17.2 Influences
17.3 Trend
17.4 The Long-term
17.5 Satellites and Environment
17.6 Conclusion

A List of Personal Applications

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