There is currently discussion about the usefulness of space research and the amount of spin-off obtained from space programmes. One area which is widely overlooked is digital communications, although it is quite clear that the application of space research which has directly affected most people is certainly space communications via satellite. Direct broadcasting satellites, international telephone calls via geostationary satellites and mobile services via satellites serve numerous users. This book provides an overview of the state-of-the-art in communications systems in space. Leading experts describe advanced features of their fields and give an outlook of the next steps in such communications systems. Special emphasis is on digital modulation and coding where progress in technology allows the implementation of sophisticated methods reaching almost the limits of theory.
Deep-space communications and coding: A marriage made in heaven.- Coding and coded modulation techniques for reliable satellite and space communications.- Synchronization aspects of a mobile satellite voice and data modem.- Advanced modulation formats for satellite communications.- Generalizations of the Viterbi Algorithm with applications in radio systems.- Advanced communications technologies for future intelsat systems.- Personal handheld communications via hybrid ka- and L/S-band satellites.- Coherent optical space communications.- The NASA program for optical deep-space communications at JPL.- DLR experimental systems for free space optical communications.
Series: Lecture Notes in Economic and Mathematical Systems
Number Of Pages: 199
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.3