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Satellite Communications Systems & Technology

Satellite Communications Systems & Technology


Published: January 1995

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-0-8155-1370-4


  • Part I Analytical Chapters

    1. Overview


    Key Issues

    European Satellite Communications

    Japan's Space Communications Program

    Russian Satellite Communications


    2. Review Assessment of Satellite Communications Technologies

    Transponders, TWTAs, and SSPAs

    Materials, Components and MMICS

    Advanced Battery Development for Space Applications

    Launchers, Propulsion and Stabilization Systems, Autonomous Control

    On-Board Processing (OBP)

    Applications of Photonics in Space

    Superconductivity Activities

    Advanced Satellite Technology and Systems Concepts

    3. Review and Assessment of Satellite Communications Applications

    European Mobile Satellites, Radio Determination Satellite Services (RDSS) and Navigation

    Mobile Satellite Communications Services in Japan

    High Data Rate Applications


    Fixed Satellite Service

    Direct Broadcast Satellites-Television and Radio

    New European Services and Applications

    New Japanese Services and Applications

    4. New Markets and Policy Considerations

    Propagation and Attenuation

    Satellite/Terrestrial Interface

    Small Communications Satellites

    Small Satellites in Japan

    Nontechnical Issues of Major Importance to the Future Development of Satellite Communications

    5. European Research Satellite Projects




    SILEX Experiment

    Data Relay Satellite (DRS)



    6. Japanese Research Satellite Projects

    LCE and OICETS


    Data Relay Satellite

    Engineering Test Satellite VI (ETS-VI)

    Appendix A-Professional Experience of Panel Menbers

    Appendix B-Bibliography

    Appendix C-Glossary

    Appendix D-List of Organizations Visited by the Panel

    Part II Site Reports

    1. European Site Reports


    Alcatel Espace

    Alenia Spazio S.p.A.

    ANT Bosch Telecom

    Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

    Deutsche Telecom Labs (FTZ)

    ESA Headquarters

    European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC)

    European Commission

    EUTELSAT Headquarters

    German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR)


    Matra-Macrconi Space UK Ltd.

    Matra-Marconi Space (MMS)

    MBB Deutsche Aerospace (MBB)


    Thomson CSF

    2. Japanese Site Reports

    Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)

    ATR Optical and Radio Communications Research Laboratory

    Communications Research Laboratory (CRL)

    Kansai Advanced Research Center (KARC)

    Kashima Space Research Center (KSRC)

    Fujitsu Limited

    KDD R&D Laboratories

    KDD R&D Laboratories

    Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

    Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO)

    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO)

    Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT)

    NASDA Tsukuba Space Center

    Nippon Electric Corporation (NEC) 469

    NEC Opto-Electronics Research Laboratories 476

    NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)

    NIT Yokosuka R&D Center

    Space Communications Research Corp. (SCR)


    3. Russian Site Reports


    Moscow Aviation Institute (MAl)

    Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute

    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology


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