Book: The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook (Space Applications Series)
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Throughout the 1990s, the satellite communication industry experienced tremendousgrowth, surpassing the expectations of all who have contributed to its success.60 billion, big chunks of which werecontributed by satellite manufacture, launch, satellite transponder sales and leases,ground equipment supply, and direct-to-home (DTH) TV and very small apertureterminal (VSAT) data networks. This book provides a comprehensive review of theapplications that have driven this growth. It discusses the technical and businessaspects of the systems and services that operators and users exploit to make money,serve and protect, and even have fun.The book is organized into four parts, which deal with the most fundamentalareas of concern to application developers and users: the technical and business fundamentals,the application of simplex (broadcast) links to multiple users, duplexlinks that deliver two-way interactive services, and regulatory and business affairsthat drive investment and financial performance. The 13 chapters of the book fallnicely into these general categories.