Chapter 1. Introduction to Satellite Communications

  1. Louis J. Ippolito Jr.1,2

Published Online: 21 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754443.ch1

Satellite Communications Systems Engineering: Atmospheric Effects, Satellite Link Design and System Performance

Satellite Communications Systems Engineering: Atmospheric Effects, Satellite Link Design and System Performance

How to Cite

Ippolito, L. J. (2008) Introduction to Satellite Communications, in Satellite Communications Systems Engineering: Atmospheric Effects, Satellite Link Design and System Performance, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470754443.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    ITT Advanced Engineering & Sciences, USA

  2. 2

    The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Xuemin (Sherman) Shen3 and
  2. Dr Yi Pan4

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Waterloo, Canada

  2. 4

    Georgia State University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470725276

Online ISBN: 9780470754443

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Keywords:

  • satellite communications and antennas or ‘dishes’;
  • communications satellite;
  • telecommunications infrastructure - communications via satellite;
  • Diverse User Networks;
  • satellite communications - early history;
  • ANIKA - first domestic commercial communications satellite;
  • COMSAT and INTELSAT;
  • space segment and ground (or earth) segment;
  • satellite operators and fundamental parameter regulations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Early History of Satellite Communications

  • Some Basic Communications Satellite System Definitions

  • Regulatory Process for Satellite Communications

  • Overview of Book Structure and Topics

  • References