Mobile Satellite Communications Handbook

Mobile Satellite Communications Handbook

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With a Preface by noted satellite scientist Dr. Ahmad Ghais, the Second Edition reflects the expanded user base for this technology by updating information on historic, current, and planned commercial and military satellite systems and by expanding sections that explain the technology for non-technical professionals. The book begins with an introduction to satellite communications and goes on to provide an overview of the technologies involved in mobile satellite communications, providing basic introductions to RF Issues, power Issues, link issues and system issues. It describes early commercial mobile satellite communications systems, such as Marisat and Marecs and their military counterparts. The book then discusses the full range of Inmarsat and other current and planned geostationary, low earth orbiting and hybrid mobile satellite systems from over a dozen countries and companies. It is an essential guide for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of this industry and military tool. a€c Revised edition will serve both technical and non-technical professionals who rely every day on mobile satellite communications a€c Describes and explains historic, current, and planned civil, commercial, and military mobile satellite communication systems. a€c First Edition charts and tables updated and expanded with current material for todaya€™s mobile satellite technologyQUALCOMM is (and remains) the owner of OmniTRACS (sometimes Omnitracs), a GEO Ku-band mobile satellite communications service that has provided vehicle tracking and satellite mobile data services in North America since the late 1980s. ... In 1995, Globalstar passed two important milestones: In January, it received a license to operate its Big LEO MSS system in the United States from the FCCanbsp;...

Title:Mobile Satellite Communications Handbook
Author:Roger Cochetti
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2014-09-25


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