Mobile Satellite Communication Networks aims to present the underlying concepts of mobile satellite technology and the technological and market drivers of UMTS in which terrestrial and satellite systems will provide complementary services.
∗ Explains the formal design methodology that is used to integrate communication networks
∗ Demonstrates how network–signalling protocols are developed in the future mobile network environment
∗ Describes the design of satellite constellations for global coverage
∗ Features a techno–economic analysis of the satellite market and how the roll–out of terrestrial mobile systems affects the take–up and development of S–PCN services
∗ Examines the latest research initiatives such as special features of higher frequency, multimedia satellite applications, mobile IP, fixed/mobile convergence and the use of stratospheric (airships) platforms to deliver multimedia services
By presenting the latest developments in mobile network technology, this informative text will prove indispensable to satellite, systems and networks engineers as well as senior undergraduate and postgraduate students. It will also be an essential reference for individuals working for mobile service providers and technical analysts.
Mobile Communication System Evolution.
Mobile Satellite Systems.
Constellation Characteristics and Orbital Parameters.
Radio Link Design.
Integrated Terrestial–Satellite Mobile Networks.
Appendix A: Acronyms.
Appendix B: Symbols.