Best Reference Books – Satellite Communication and Remote Sensing

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Satellite Communication and Remote Sensing subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Satellite Communication and Remote Sensing along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Satellite Communication and Remote Sensing subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Satellite Communication and Remote Sensing" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Satellite Communication” by D C Agrawal and A K Maini

“Satellite Communication” Book Review: This book gives information about satellite communication where it deals with its principles. The book discusses the satellite orbit inclination, communication satellite link design, satellite analog communication. It also discusses digital signal transmission, digital carrier system and satellite links. The book discusses the different techniques such as multiple access techniques, demand assignment multiple access techniques, spread spectrum techniques and random access techniques. It also deals with satellite earth stations, echo-cancellation and satellite applications. The book contains design problems for the students to solve the question and glossary of the satellite terms and definitions.

2. “Satellite Communication” by T Pratt and C W Bostiern

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“Satellite Communication” Book Review: This book was first published in 1986. It deals with the principles of satellite communications systems instead of encyclopedic range of specific systems. This book is the second edition and it is updated where students are allowed to understand the concepts behind transfer of satellite communications systems. The book includes four new chapters along with new topics. It also includes more worked examples for the students to understand the subject.

3. “Satellite Communication System” by M Richharia

“Satellite Communication” Book Review: This book gives the step-by-step guide of the satellite system design. It covers the entire technology such as groundlinks, signaling, access, spacecraft, orbits and positioning. The book is designed for students in communications, aeronautical disciplines. The book gives the design fundamentals in an easy-to-read style. It also gives the mathematical derivations in a step-by-step approach. The book includes new sections such as geosynchronous satellites, non-geostationary constellations and low and medium orbit systems. The book includes the latest technology as well as its concepts. The book provides examples, guidelines, models, case studies and formulas. It can also be used by systems engineers and technicians also.

4. “Handbook of Satellite Orbits” by Michel Capderou

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“Handbook of Satellite Orbits” Book Review: This book discusses the different kinds of satellite orbits. The book is designed for students in the field of satellite technology. Artificial satellites have become an important part in monitoring economics, meteorology, telecommunications, navigation areas. It is important to put specific orbits for proper functioning of the satellites.the book also gives an introduction about geodesy. The book also shows the fundamental equations of mechanics explaining the properties of all types of orbits. A software, IXION is used to obtain numbers of examples. The book can also be used by researchers and teachers as a reference.

5. “Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications” by Anil K Maini and Varsha Agrawal

“Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications” Book Review: The book discusses the technology and applications of satellites for commercial, scientific and military purposes. The book gives an introduction about satellite technology. It covers topics on orbits and trajectories, launch and in-orbit operations, hardware, communication techniques, etc. It also covers topics on multiple access techniques and link design fundamentals. The book is updated with a new chapter on satellite networks and satellite technology-emerging trends. The book discusses the various applications such as remote sensing and military uses, navigational and scientific applications, etc. The book contains diagrams and illustrations helping those who are new to the topic. It can also be used by professionals working in the field of satellite technology.

6. “Satellite Remote Sensing for Resources Development” by United Nations Staff

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“Satellite Remote Sensing for Resources Development” Book Review: This book discusses the resource development using satellite remote sensing. As a result of an interregional expert meeting, remote sensing systems and availability of data as well as satellite remote sensing for resource development were discussed. The book discusses the future developments of microwave remote sensing from space. This will avoid the problem of cloud cover. It will also ease the extension of application areas.

7. “Satellite Technologies in Geoinformation Science” by Tomasz Niedzielski

“Satellite Technologies in Geoinformation Science” Book Review: This book gives information on processing remotely-acquired spatial data using geo information methods. The book is designed for postgraduate students of geography, geodesy, and geophysics. This book discusses the satellites or airborne technologies and geo information that provide tools. These tools are used to solve scientific problems in geoscience. This book discusses topics such as presenting applications of satellite or airborne technologies in geodynamics, geomorphology, etc. It also covers topics such as meteorology and climatology, hydrology and limnology, oceanography and cartography. The book also discusses remote sensing or observational platforms such as light detection and ranging(LiDAR), airborne laser scanning(ALS), rapid eye, etc. It also discusses shuttle radar topography missions(SRTM), landsat-7, etc. This book can be used by scientists and practitioners working in processing of remote sensing data using geoinformation methods.

8. “Satellites: Orbits and Missions” by Michel Capderou and S Lyle

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“Satellites: Orbits and Missions” Book Review: This book is used to provide information on satellites, their orbits and missions. The book is designed for students in satellite area. It discusses how orbits can be used in various fields such as communications, positioning, remote-sensing, meteorology and astronomy. The book discusses satellites in the laws of space mechanics followed by the various categories of orbit. It includes circular, elliptical, high, low, geostationary and sun-synchronous. They are presented together with sampling problems. This book includes two software such as IXION, which is orbitography and sampling, and ATLAS, which is cartography. It also includes satellite images which will be helpful to teachers, geographers and engineers.

9. “Satellite Communications” by Timothy Prat

“Satellite Communications” Book Review: This book discusses the communications in a satellite. The provides the basic knowledge of the subject. It covers topics on orbits, propagations. It also discusses the equipment comprising a working system. The book also discusses the standard treatment of ideal channels. This will solve the problem that is associated with transmitting signals. The signals are digitally modulated through real satellites and earth stations.

10. “Remote Sensing and GIS” by Basudeb Bhatta

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“Remote Sensing and GIS” Book Review: This book provides the basic concept regarding remote sensing and GIS. The book is designed for undergraduate students in civil engineering, geoinformation-geomatics engineering, geological science, earth science, etc. It covers topics on optical, thermal and microwave remote sensing, gps, digital photogrammetry, etc. It also covers topics such as visual image analysis, digital image processing, spatial and attribute data model and management of GIS. The book is also updated with the trending remote sensing and GIS including discussions and applications. The book also includes appendices providing the prerequisites required for understanding the subject.

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