Satellite Basics for Everyone

An Illustrated Guide to Satellites for Non-Technical and Technical People

Author: C. Robert Welti

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475925951

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 6931

Learn about satellites that affect us every day, how they work, and how we can place and keep them on orbit. Satellite Basics for Everyone presents an introduction and overview to satellites. Its written as clearly and understandably as possible for a wide audience. It provides a learning tool for grade school students. High school and college students can use it for helping them decide on career fields. Its for people with curious minds who want to know about satellites that affect their daily lives. And, it provides a training tool and an overview for people who build, operate, and use data collected by satellites. Satellite Basics for Everyone describes satellite missions, orbits, population, closeness, debris, collision risk, builders, owners, operators, launch vehicles, and costs. Focus then turns to describing the orbit, components, environment, and operation of the geostationary communications satellite because it affects our daily lives the most by providing television, radio, commercial business, Internet and telephone services. A description of satellite motion prepares for the included Mission Planning Example of how to place and keep this satellite on orbit and keep the antennas pointing in the right direction to perform its mission. The main objective of this book is to stimulate a broad interest in engineering and science.

On Intelligence

The History of Espionage and the Secret World

Author: John Hughes-Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472113543

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6895

This book is a professional military-intelligence officer's and a controversial insider's view of some of the greatest intelligence blunders of recent history. It includes the serious developments in government misuse of intelligence in the recent war with Iraq. Colonel John Hughes-Wilson analyses not just the events that conspire to cause disaster, but why crucial intelligence is so often ignored, misunderstood or spun by politicians and seasoned generals alike. This book analyses: how Hitler's intelligence staff misled him in a bid to outfox their Nazi Party rivals; the bureaucratic bungling behind Pearl Harbor; how in-fighting within American intelligence ensured they were taken off guard by the Viet Cong's 1968 Tet Offensive; how over confidence, political interference and deception facilitated Egypt and Syria's 1973 surprise attack on Israel; why a handful of marines and a London taxicab were all Britain had to defend the Falklands; the mistaken intelligence that allowed Saddam Hussein to remain in power until the second Iraq War of 2003; the truth behind the US failure to run a terrorist warning system before the 9/11 WTC bombing; and how governments are increasingly pressurising intelligence agencies to 'spin' the party-political line.

Principles of communications satellites

Author: Gary D. Gordon,Walter L. Morgan

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 533

View: 7093

Explains the reasons, limitations and trade-offs inherent to communications satellites. The first half deals with link power budgets as well as communications hardware and examples of complete link budgets. Spacecraft technology and a description of the objectives and basic operating methods of each of the major supporting subsystems are covered in the last half. Contains end-of-chapter exercises and solutions. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

Basic Illustrated Using GPS

Author: Bruce Grubbs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493016903

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

View: 6220

Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for anyone whose play or work takes them to remote areas. Basic Illustrated Using GPS, 3rd is a guide to practical field use of the Global Positioning System, written in simple language, with each new term explained as it's used. This book is a wealth of useful backcountry navigation advice for beginners and experts alike. It also includes information on using GPS with the latest mapping software. Disocver how to: Pick the best GPS receiver for your specific needs Read and pregrid topographic maps Identify waypoints with various coordinate systems Use GPS to navigate on land and water Create your own maps with GPS software

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9959

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Satellite Communication Engineering, Second Edition

Author: Michael Olorunfunmi Kolawole

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482210118

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

View: 2273

An undeniably rich and thorough guide to satellite communication engineering, Satellite Communication Engineering, Second Edition presents the fundamentals of information communications systems in a simple and succinct way. This book considers both the engineering aspects of satellite systems as well as the practical issues in the broad field of information transmission. Implementing concepts developed on an intuitive, physical basis and utilizing a combination of applications and performance curves, this book starts off with a progressive foundation in satellite technology, and then moves on to more complex concepts with ease. What’s New in the Second Edition: The second edition covers satellite and Earth station design; global positioning systems; antenna tracking; links and communications systems; error detection and correction; data security; regulations and procedures for system modeling; integration; testing; and reliability and performance evaluation. Provides readers with the systems building blocks of satellite transponders and Earth stations, as well as the systems engineering design procedure Includes the tools needed to calculate basic orbit characteristics such as period, dwell time, coverage area, propagation losses; antenna system features such as size, beamwidth, aperture-frequency product, gain, tracking control; and system requirements such as power, availability, reliability, and performance Presents problem sets and starred sections containing basic mathematical development Details recent developments enabling digital information transmission and delivery via satellite Satellite Communication Engineering, Second Edition serves as a textbook for students and a resource for space agencies and relevant industries.

Satellite Orbits

Models, Methods and Applications

Author: Oliver Montenbruck,Eberhard Gill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642583512

Category: Science

Page: 369

View: 4673

This modern presentation guides readers through the theory and practice of satellite orbit prediction and determination. Starting from the basic principles of orbital mechanics, it covers elaborate force models as well as precise methods of satellite tracking. The accompanying CD-ROM includes source code in C++ and relevant data files for applications. The result is a powerful and unique spaceflight dynamics library, which allows users to easily create software extensions. An extensive collection of frequently updated Internet resources is provided through WWW hyperlinks.

Basic Radio

Principles and Technology

Author: Ian Poole

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0750626321

Category: Education

Page: 263

View: 9243

On radio technology

Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System

Author: Dennis C. Brewer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071775161

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 1697

LEGALLY TAP INTO ABSOLUTELY FREE SATELLITE TV! Replace or expand your paid TV services with Free-to-Air television programming with ease. Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System shows how to affordably put together your own subscription-free home entertainment center from start to finish. Find out how to choose the right components, set up a satellite dish and receiver, fine-tune reception, add local over-the-air stations, and go mobile with your FTA TV system. You'll get full details on recording to the latest digital devices, installing a TV card in your PC, viewing video over the Internet, and integrating theater-quality audio. Photos and diagrams illustrate each step along the way. Comprehensive lists of technical terms and definitions, available channels and satellites, and dish-aiming steps are also included in this practical guide. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Equipment, component, and tool selection Satellite dish and FTA receiver installation Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 sound Dish alignment and synchronization Local over-the-air channel reception Video over the Internet and movies on demand DVD players, DVRs, PCs, and VCRs Mobile, RV, and remote Free-to-Air TV

Junior High School Library Catalog

Author: Gary L. Bogart,Richard H. Isaacson

Publisher: H. W. Wilson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Junior high school libraries

Page: 939

View: 3782

Modern Electronics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Electronics

Page: N.A

View: 3013

Data mining

praktische Werkzeuge und Techniken für das maschinelle Lernen

Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446215337

Category:

Page: 386

View: 7304

Introduction to Satellite Communication

Author: Bruce R. Elbert

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1596932112

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 447

View: 6691

The book covers all the fundamentals of satellites, ground control systems, and earth stations, considering the design and operation of each major segment. You gain a practical understanding of the basic construction and usage of commercial satellite networksOCohow parts of a satellite system function, how various components interact, which role each component plays, and which factors are the most critical to success."

Wireless World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Television

Page: N.A

View: 340

Microwaves

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Microwaves

Page: N.A

View: 1316

Bald!

10 revolutionäre Technologien, mit denen alles gut wird oder komplett den Bach runtergeht

Author: Kelly Weinersmith,Zach Weinersmith

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446257829

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 2317

Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.

GPS satellite surveying

Author: Alfred Leick

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 2108

With the advent of the Global Positioning System (GPS), a new age has dawned for surveying and navigation. Using a network of orbiting satellites, GPS now makes it possible for ground-based technicians with hand-held monitors to determine their positions with a degree of precision previously unachievable by traditional surveying methods. GPS has the potential to revolutionize the entire practice of surveying, to give increased significance to the numerical records of surveyors, and to make available to many practicing surveyors measurement techniques that until recently were available to very few. To meet the needs of surveyors, engineers, and others for the latest, most complete information on this breakthrough technology, Alfred Leick has updated his classic introduction to the field. GPS Satellite Surveying, Second Edition, includes all the material that made the first edition the standard work on the subject and provides up-to-date information on the most recent developments. Comprehensive and thorough in its presentation, GPS Satellite Surveying is designed to help the modern land information specialist gain full use of GPS surveying techniques and a firm understanding of the resulting measurements. The range of its coverage includes: Complete and mathematically rigorous theory of positioning with GPS that integrates astronomy, time, statistics, geodesy, and electronics Explanation of the geodetic foundations of GPS positioning Latest techniques of GPS positioning, such as ambiguity fixing on-the-fly (OTF) and rapid static Differential GPS (DGPS), with applications for aircraft navigation Full treatment of least-squares adjustment, including an extended discussion of the reliability of geodetic networks-material found in no other text Emphasis on elements common to surveying and precise navigation in order to provide a unified-theory perspective on GPS positioning Of related interest... GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Principles and Applications, Volume 1: Principles, Volume 2: Applications Edited by David J. Maguire, Michael F. Goodchild, and David W. Rhind Featuring the work of internationally renowned specialists, this benchmark reference is the most thorough synthesis of the concepts, viewpoints, and issues underlying GIS. Volume 1 describes the major intellectual, organizational, and technical forces integral to GIS development, as well as digital representation and technical, functional, organizational, and display issues. Volume 2 reviews national and international GIS programs in addition to its socioeconomic, environmental, and management applications. 1991 (0-470-21789-8) 1,096 pp. 2-volume set BOUNDARY CONTROL AND LEGAL PRINCIPLES Fourth Edition Curtis M. Brown, Walter G. Robillard, and Donald A. Wilson The Fourth Edition of this classic is marked by the precision of its summary of land boundary law and its clarity of presentation. It provides indispensable coverage of the science of measurements, the evaluation of evidence, and laws and customs that define boundaries. Includes time-tested coverage of the legal elements required to understand boundary location and the state and Federal laws that govern the usage of these legal elements. Common law and legal principles, summarized from extensive research of court cases, are presented clearly and concisely. 1995 (0-471-08384-4) 450 pp. SOLVING PROBLEMS IN SURVEYING: A. Bannister and R. Baker Designed as an essential preparation guide to surveying exams, Solving Problems in Surveying features a wealth of problems drawn from past exams, each amply supported with basic theory. Not only are solutions and worked examples provided, but the book also includes simple computer programs, written in BASIC, covering topics frequently encountered. Featuring a clear methodology for problem solving mastery, Solving Problems in Surveying is essential for researchers and