Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

Author(s): Madhavendra Richharia, Leslie David Westbrook

Print ISBN: 9780470714287

Online ISBN: 9780470665619

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619

Series Editor(s): Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, Yi Pan

Author Biography

About the Author

Dr. Madhavendra Richharia, Consultant, Satellite Communications, UK
Dr Richharia has been working in satellite communications for the last thirty years and has gained experience in areas such as hardware/software design and development, systems design, operations, planning, research, project management, consultancy, and education. He holds Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in electronics and electrical engineering. Richharia's associations include Inmarsat, University of Surrey and Southampton and ISRO.

Dr. Leslie David Westbrook, Principle Scientist, QinetiQ Ltd., UK
Dr Westbrook has more than 25 years experience in telecommunications R&D and consultancy, ranging from HF to optical frequencies, encompassing analysis, design, simulation, fabrication and testing of a wide range of communication devices, sub-systems and systems. He is currently a Principle Scientist in the SATCOM and Modem group, Communications Division at QinetiQ Ltd (formerly the Defence Research Agency of the UK Ministry of Defence). His activities at QinetiQ have included applied research and consultancy for UK MoD, and civilian organisations, encompassing Skynet (the UK's military satellite constellation), military ground tactical and airborne SATCOM, VSATs, automated satellite resource management, military use of commercial SATCOM and antenna performance.