Foreword. Reviewer's Foreword. Preface. Acknowlegements. 1: Introduction. 2: Space Segment. 3: Transmission Technique. 4: Antenna Systems for Mobile Satellite Applications. 5: Propagation and Interference Consideration. 6: Inmarsat GEO GMSC System. 7: Cospas-Sarasat LEO and GEO Satellite System. 8: Non-GEO GMSC Systems. 9: Global Satellite Augmentation Systems (GSAS). 10: Global Stratospheric Platform Systems (GSPS). References. About the Author. Acronyms. Index.
Global mobile satellite communications (GMSC) are specific satellite communication systems for maritime, land and aeronautical applications. It enables connections between moving objects such as ships, vehicles and aircrafts, and telecommunications subscribers through the medium of communications satellites, ground earth stations, PTT or other landline telecommunications providers.
Mobile satellite communications and technology have been in use for over two decades. Its initial application is aimed at the maritime market for commercial and distress applications. In recent years, new developments and initiatives have resulted in land and aeronautical applications and the introduction of new satellite constellations in non-geostationary orbits such as Little and Big LEO configurations and hybrid satellite constellations as Ellipso Borealis and Concordia system. This book is important for modern shipping, truck, train and aeronautical societies because GMSC in the present millennium provides more effective business and trade, with emphasis on safety and commercial communications. Global Mobile Satellite Communications is written to make bridges between potential readers and current GMSC trends, mobile system concepts and network architecture using a simple mode of style with understandable technical information, characteristics, graphicons, illustrations and mathematics equations.
Global Mobile Satellite Communications represents telecommunications technique and technology, which can be useful for all technical staff on vessels at sea and rivers, on all types of land vehicles, on planes, on off shore constructions and for everyone possessing satellite communications handset phones.
Professional readers might be everyone with specific technical interest in this subject, like users, operators, providers, manufacturers, suppliers, engineers and technical staff of three GMSC applications: maritime (ships, fishing boats, yachts and other small watercraft), land (all type of long-haul commercial and private road and rail vehicles travelling nationally and internationally) and aeronautical (short-haul commercial and general aviation aircraft and helicopters)