Satellite Communications by Timothy Pratt:
Author: Jeremy Allnutt Timothy Pratt, Charles Bostian
About The Author:
Satellite Communications by Timothy Pratt – Timothy Pratt is Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, USA. He is a life senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. After industrial experience in UK industry, he taught at the University of Birmingham for ten years and at Virginia Tech for thirty years. He retired from Virginia Tech in 2013 and lives on a farm in Blacksburg, Virginia. Jeremy Allnutt is Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University, USA. He was a telecommunications research scientist in England and Canada and then Intelsat in Washington, DC, USA. After Intelsat, he spent four years as a professor in ECE at the Northern Virginia campus of Virginia Tech before joining George Mason University, from which he retired in 2014. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK).
About This Book:
Extensive revision of the best-selling text on satellite communications — includes new chapters on cubesats, NGSO satellite systems, and Internet access by satellite There have been many changes in the thirty three years since the first edition of Satellite Communications was published. There has been a complete transition from analog to digital communication systems, withanalog techniques replaced by digital modulation and digital signal processing. While distribution of television programming remains the largest sector of commercial satellite communications, low earth orbit constellations of satellites for Internet access are set to challenge that dominance.
An invaluable resource for students and professionals alike, this book:
- Focuses on the fundamental theory of satellite communications
- Explains the underlying principles and essential mathematics required to understand the physics and engineering of satellite communications
- Discusses the expansion of satellite communication systems in areas such as direct-broadcast satellite TV, GPS, and Internet access
- Introduces the rapidly advancing field of small satellites, referred to as SmallSats or CubeSats
- Provides relevant practice problems based on real & 45; world satellite systems
Satellite Communications is required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in satellite communications courses and an authoritative reference for engineers working in communications, systems and networks, and satellite operations and management.