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Mobile Satellite Communications. Principles and Trends. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2674151
  • Book
  • April 2014
  • 752 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Demand for Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) is on the increase, with a huge surge of interest in mobile communications in recent years and high-paced advancements in the supporting system architectures, devices and applications. This thoroughly revised and updated book provides a comprehensive guide to the MSS technologies and emerging trends. It takes a system level approach, giving in-depth treatment of technical and business related issues. The author, a leading professional in the area, draws on his extensive experience in industry and research, to provide the reader with a sound and informed understanding of the technology.

Mobile Satellite Communications includes introductory material for the reader new to the field, in addition to exploring prevalent system concepts, architecture, practices and trends for the more experienced. An in-depth review of scientific principles merged with business models and regulatory considerations presents a balanced perspective of commercial mobile satellite systems.

This book will be of interest to practicing engineers in mobile satellite communications and mobile broadcasting, research and development professionals working in these areas, mobile satellite service providers and operators. Academics and students studying satellite systems/technology, specialists in other classes of satellite systems, technical and marketing managers, strategists and planners of telecommunication systems: individuals interested in mobile communications, satellite and telecommunications/broadcasting technology will also find this book insightful.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive treatment of mobile satellite communications topics, including radio link aspects, satellite constellations, architectural and operational aspects, as well as business planning models, MSS radio interface standards, spectrum forecast methodologies and system examples.
  • Addresses related themes such as mobile broadcasting, mobile VSATs, search and rescue, and navigation systems.
  • Introduces emerging technologies such as mobile broadband, television broadcasting to handheld units, advanced capacity enhancement techniques, hybrid system architecture concepts, including a rich sample of research topics such as multiple input multiple output, satellite-based ad-hoc networks, and highlights initiatives in the use of Q/V frequency bands.
  • Includes revision questions at the end of each chapter.
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Preface xv

About the Author xvii

Acknowledgements xix

1 Introduction 1

1.1 Scope and Organization 1

1.2 Evolution of Mobile Telecommunications 5

1.3 Satellite System Architecture 13

1.4 Business Plan 23

1.5 Regulatory Considerations 23

1.6 Operational Considerations 24

1.7 Mobile Systems – A Comparison 26

1.8 Example Applications 27

1.9 Practical Limitations 27

1.10 Related Satellite Systems 29

1.11 Trends 31

Revision 34

References 35

2 Satellite Constellations 37

2.1 Introduction 37

2.2 Satellite Orbits 38

2.3 Satellite Constellations 69

Revision 85

References 86

3 Radio Link 89

3.1 Introduction 89

3.2 Spectrum Issues 89

3.3 Propagation Characteristics 100

3.4 Radio Link Analysis 162

Revision 170

References 171

4 Modulation, Coding and Multiple Access 175

4.1 Introduction 175

4.2 Modulation 175

4.3 Coding 197

4.4 Multiple Access Schemes 208

Revision 222

References 223

5 Fixed Earth Stations and User Terminals 227

5.1 Introduction 227

5.2 Gateways 228

5.3 User Terminals 230

5.4 Environmental Issues 264

Revision 269

References 269

6 Spacecraft 271

6.1 Introduction 271

6.2 Satellites for MSS 272

6.3 Intersatellite links 302

6.4 Emerging Technologies 306

6.5 Launching Satellite Constellations 308

Revision 312

References 312

7 System Architecture 315

7.1 Introduction 315

7.2 Air Interface 316

7.3 System Development 320

7.4 Network Considerations 334

Revision 355

References 356

8 Satellite Radio Interface Standards 357

8.1 Introduction 357

8.2 Satellite Radio Interface Standards 359

8.3 Interactive Mobile Broadband Broadcast Standard 407

Revision 422

References 423

9 Operational Considerations 425

9.1 Introduction 425

9.2 Perspective 425

9.3 Subscriber and Gateway Commissioning 428

9.4 Radio Resource Management 431

9.5 Radio Frequency Monitoring 455

9.6 Quality of Service 463

9.7 Licensing Issues 464

Revision 466

References 466

10 Commercial Issues 469

10.1 Introduction 469

10.2 System Planning 472

10.3 Service Distribution Model 483

10.4 Billing Issues 486

10.4.1 Investment Routes 487

10.5 Regulatory Issues 488

10.6 Traffic Forecast 489

10.7 End-User Perspective – A Case Study 507

Revision 513

References 513

11 Representative MSS Systems 515

11.1 Introduction 515

11.2 Geostationary Satellite Systems 516

11.3 LightSquared MSS-ATC Proposal 544

11.4 Big-LEO Systems 547

11.5 Little-LEO System 564

11.6 MEO System 568

11.6.1 ICO System 568

11.7 Hybrid Orbit Systems 572

11.7.1 ELLIPSOTM System 572

References 577

12 Mobile Satellite Broadcast Systems 581

12.1 Introduction 581

12.2 Evolution 582

12.3 Mobile Broadcast System Requirements 585

12.4 System Configuration 587

12.5 Space Segment 588

12.6 Transmission Technology 590

12.7 OSI Architecture in a Broadcast Context 594

12.8 Prevalent Transmission Systems 597

12.9 Receiver Architecture 604

12.10 DVB-SH System Architecture 606

12.11 Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Services (MBMS) 611

12.12 DBS Reception on Mobile Terminals 612

Revision 613

References 614

13 Related Satellite Systems 617

13.1 Introduction 617

13.2 Distress and Safety Systems 617

13.3 Navigation Systems 627

13.4 Mobile Very Small Aperture Terminals 642

13.5 Terrestrial Cellular System 649

13.5.1 System Architecture 650

Revision 653

References 653

14 The Future 655

14.1 Introduction 655

14.2 Market Projections 656

14.3 Spectrum Forecast 659

14.4 Capacity Enhancement Techniques 659

14.5 System Architecture 672

14.6 Enabling Concepts and Technologies 678

14.7 Little-LEO Systems 692

14.8 Mobile Satellite Systems in Future Networks 693

Revision 698

References 699

Appendix 703

A.1 Coverage Snapshot of Representative Non-Geostationary MSS Systems 703

A.2 A List of Useful Formulas 705

A.2.1 Geostationary Orbit 705

A.2.2 Propagation 711

A.2.3 Receiver 713

References 714

Index 715

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Madhavendra Richharia Consultant Satellite Communications.
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