Chapter 10. Broadcast Systems

  1. Madhavendra Richharia1 and
  2. Leslie David Westbrook2

Published Online: 7 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch10

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) Broadcast Systems, in Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch10

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



  • broadcast systems;
  • satellite systems, unique broadcast platform - servicing regions economically and effectively;
  • Satellite Radio Systems - Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (SDARS), Satellite-Digital Audio Broadcast (S-DAB);
  • Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (COFDM) scheme - in terrestrial transmitters;
  • Sirius Satellite Radio system - targeting same types of audience as XM Radio;
  • 1 worldspace, mission to provide digital satellite audio, data and multimedia services;
  • end–end functional block schematic;
  • direct multimedia broadcast to portable and vehicular user sets - introduction to satellite-enabled consumer portfolio;
  • ASTRA, part of international group of satellite operators and network providers - Société Européenne des Satellites (SES);
  • military multimedia broadcasts and US Global Broadcast Service (GBS)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Satellite Radio Systems

  • Direct Multimedia Broadcast

  • Direct-to-Home Television

  • Military Multimedia Broadcasts

  • Revision Questions

  • References