Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Madhavendra Richharia1 and
  2. Leslie David Westbrook2

Published Online: 7 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch1

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

How to Cite

Richharia, M. and Westbrook, L. D. (2010) Introduction, in Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Knowledge Space Ltd, UK

  2. 2

    QinetiQ Ltd, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 JUL 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Xuemin (Sherman) Shen BSc, MSc, PhD3 and
  2. Dr Yi Pan BEng, MEng, PhD4

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Waterloo, Canada

  2. 4

    Georgia State University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714287

Online ISBN: 9780470665619



  • satellite services, formally categorized by International Telecommunications Union (ITU);
  • satellite technology for personal applications - a quiet revolution in satellite-based services;
  • Broadcast Satellite Service (BSS) - recommendations and specifications related to satellite-enabled broadcasts;
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of economy - increases in direct proportion to improvements to the communications infrastructure;
  • personal (end-user) satellite applications domain;
  • satellite-enabled solutions into personal domain - surpassing expectations;
  • Navigation System for Timing and Ranging (NAVSTAR), the Global Positioning System (GPS);
  • personal applications by service category and evolution timeline of personal satellite applications;
  • Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (S-DMB) - standards multimedia television, radio and data transmission to mobile devices;
  • High-Altitude Platforms (HAPs) - effective alternative to ground base stations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Scope

  • Perspective

  • Background and Applications

  • Trends

  • Overview of this Book

  • References