Chapter 3. Spectrum and Propagation

  1. Madhavendra Richharia1 and
  2. Leslie David Westbrook2

Published Online: 7 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch3

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) Spectrum and Propagation, in Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch3

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



  • spectrum and propagation;
  • mechanism of transfer of useful information - to and/or from the satellite;
  • International Telecommunications Union - Radio Communications Bureau (ITU-R);
  • ITU frequency allocations - in Article S5 of ITU-R Radio Regulations;
  • space-based or high-altitude platform exploitation - electromagnetic radiation to propagate through Earth's atmosphere;
  • satellite systems for personal applications - concepts and technology;
  • wave packet propagation;
  • Simple Attenuation Model (SAM);
  • ionosphere electromagnetic characteristics - equation of motion for magnetic field electrons;
  • multipath Doppler spectrum


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Spectrum

  • Propagation

  • Revision Questions

  • References