Chapter 6. Satellite Access and Networking

  1. Madhavendra Richharia1 and
  2. Leslie David Westbrook2

Published Online: 7 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch6

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 Access and Networking, in Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch6

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 access and networking;
  • signal-to-one-sided noise spectral density;
  • power-limited information capacity (in b/s) of single channel;
  • communications satellites, expensive assets - each satellite with a finite capacity;
  • Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA);
  • high-power satellite travelling-wave amplifier (TWTA) - under sinusoidal excitation;
  • nonlinear device intermodulation;
  • multiplexing, improving performance of modulation schemes in multipath environment;
  • Spatial Division Multiple Access (SDMA);
  • star network configuration (hub–spoke network), user terminals and Very-Small-Aperture Terminals (VSATs)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Satellite Access

  • Payloads

  • Networks

  • Revision Questions

  • References