Chapter 17. The Future

  1. Madhavendra Richharia1 and
  2. Leslie David Westbrook2

Published Online: 7 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch17

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) The Future, in Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch17

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 solutions for individuals and small groups - in broadcast, mobile, remote area communications and navigation applications;
  • commercial effectiveness of business - viability for revenue levels and revenue generation rate;
  • satellite systems - cannot grow in isolation;
  • competitive threat to satellite DTH industry - from growing IPTV penetration;
  • satellite and terrestrial technologies - competing with one another in many applications;
  • ESA's Technology Transfer Programme;
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU);
  • commercial satellite industry trends - mammoth task requiring volumes of work;
  • satellites, role in digital cinema advent;
  • POES system, replaced by National POES (NPOSS) programme


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Influences

  • Trend

  • The Long Term

  • Satellites and the Environment

  • Conclusion

  • Revision Questions

  • References