Chapter 12. Satellite Communications Systems

  1. Madhavendra Richharia1 and
  2. Leslie David Westbrook2

Published Online: 7 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch12

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) Satellite Communications Systems, in Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch12

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 communications systems;
  • Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio (OSCAR) satellites;
  • mobile communications and GEO broadband systems;
  • Asia Cellular Satellite (ACeS) system, pioneer in provisioning voice services to cell-phone-sized units;
  • service link utilizing time division multiple access or Time Division Duplex (TDD);
  • Globalstar's MSS main components;
  • Astra2Connect, a European two-way satellite broadband service from SES-ASTRA;
  • Ku-band parameters for a HughesNet terminal;
  • NATO UHF tactical SATCOM;
  • HAP communications


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mobile Communications

  • Fixed Communications

  • Military Communications

  • Amateur Communications

  • HAP Communications

  • Revision Questions

  • References