From the Back Cover
BEST CHOICE FOR COMPLETE, CURRENT COVERAGE
Classic guide to satellite communications fundamentals
Highly regarded for more than a decade as both teaching text and professional reference/tutorial, Satellite Communications has been revised, updated, and expanded to include the hottest applications in a rapidly growing field. Always the most complete and accessible entry point to this dynamic area of engineering, Satellite Communications spotlights practical issues that interest professionals and students alike. The author delivers worked examples that clearly illustrate best methods, and uses a writing style that makes both basics and finer technical points easy to absorb, whether you're in a class or tutoring yourself.
-Authoritative, complete, and readable coverage, from an overview of the field to basic Keplerian theory, launch methods, and practical details of applications
-Full descriptions of hardware, including satellite structures, antennas, earth stations, and onboard systems
-Cutting-edge applications such as wireless Internet, telephony, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and worldwide broadcasts of digital TV
-New information on ATM, TCP/IP, and LEO networking over satellites, mobile systems, and onboard switching
-Details on methods, orbits, links, access, signals, modulation, and interference
-All examples and problems worked in MathCad, with mathematical complexities pared to a minimum
For total understanding of satellite communications fundamentals'without a slog through dense mathematical abstractions'Dennis Roddy's book is the one to choose. It's a keeper that you'll turn to for answers throughout your career.
NEW IN THIS EDITION
Expanded coverage of CDMA
Internet via satellite chapter
Digital TV broadcasting chapter
Expanded section on geostationary orbits
Error correction coding
Preview of coming applications and growth
Online Reader Reviews:
-'Great Reference!! Roddy has written the definitive reference on satellite communications.'-
-'A True Classic Text of Its Topic Roddy writes in an easy-to-follow style and includes many examples and exercises - Get this book if you need enlightenment on the fundamentals of satellite communications.'-
- On the Second Edition
About the Author
Dennis Roddy, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, has taught courses that include Satellite Communications, Communications Systems, Optical Communications, and Analysis and Design of Analog Circuits. He has more than 40 years of experience in both industrial and technical education. His previous books include Radio and Line Transmission, vols.1 and 2, Introduction to Microelectronics, Microwave Technology, and the first two editions of Satellite Communications. In addition, he has coauthored several textbooks and published technical papers and reports on a wide variety of topics.