Description

Satellite Communications Systems and Technology

Table of Contents

Part I Analytical Chapters

1. Overview

Background

Key Issues

European Satellite Communications

Japan's Space Communications Program

Russian Satellite Communications

Conclusions

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

EUTELSAT

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

Introduction

OLYMPUS

ARTEMIS

SILEX Experiment

Data Relay Satellite (DRS)

ITALSAT

ARCHIMEDES

6. Japanese Research Satellite Projects

LCE and OICETS

COMETS

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

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1995
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Electronic ISBN:
9781437744828
Print ISBN:
9780815513704

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