Mobile Satellite Communications Handbook, Second Edition

  • 5h 6m
  • Roger Cochetti
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

With a Preface by noted satellite scientist Dr. Ahmad Ghais, the Second Edition reflects the expanded user base for this technology by updating information on historic, current, and planned commercial and military satellite systems and by expanding sections that explain the technology for non-technical professionals. The book begins with an introduction to satellite communications and goes on to provide an overview of the technologies involved in mobile satellite communications, providing basic introductions to RF Issues, power Issues, link issues and system issues. It describes early commercial mobile satellite communications systems, such as Marisat and Marecs and their military counterparts. The book then discusses the full range of satellite systems from over a dozen countries and companies. It is an essential guide for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of this industry and military tool.

  • Revised edition will serve both technical and non-technical professionals who rely every day on mobile satellite communications
  • Describes and explains historic, current, and planned civil, commercial, and military mobile satellite communication systems.
  • First Edition charts and tables updated and expanded with current material for today's mobile satellite technology

About the Author

Roger Cochetti currently leads a consulting practice (RJC Associates) that specializes in worldwide issues facing the Internet, computer and telecom industries, of which he has been a part for several years. He brings unique non-profit, corporate and government experience to this practice.

Prior to re-joining his consulting practice in 2009, Roger was Group Director of U.S. Public Policy for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the nation's largest computer industry trade association, where he directed the Association's US government relations. Previously, Roger served as Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of VeriSign/Network Solutions, the provider of the ".com" and ".net" Internet domains. Before that, he directed global Internet and e-commerce policy for IBM Corporation and had managed the M&A function for IBM's Personal Communication Services business unit. Earlier, he served as a Vice-President with Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT), the US provider of international satellite communications services. Roger had been Assistant Director of the U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency (IDCA), an affiliate of the U.S. Department of State responsible for foreign aid and the Director of the Washington Office of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA.)

In recent years, Roger Cochetti has helped found and has served on the board of directors of several Internet-related organizations, including TRUSTe, the Internet Law and Policy Forum (ILPF), the Internet Education Foundation, the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA)/Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), the ICANN Names Council, the Executives group of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), the Electronic Authentication Partnership (EAP), and many others.

He currently serves on the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policies and the Board of Directors of the Internet Education Foundation, the parent organization of the Congressional Internet Caucus. Until recently, he served on the Strategy Council of the United Nations' Global Alliance for ICT & Development, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Council and the Board of Directors of the Family Online Safety Institute.

Roger has testified before Congress and lectured numerous times on IT industry and Internet-related issues and is the author of several books and articles on Internet and telecommunications topics. He is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. Roger is a graduate of Georgetown University and resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction to Satellite Communications
  • Overview of the Technology
  • Early Proposals for Mobile Satellite Communications
  • Marisat and Marecs—Pioneering Commercial Mobile Satellite Services
  • Introduction to INMARSAT
  • Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Mobile Satellite Communications Systems
  • Non-Inmarsat Geostationary Mobile Satellite Communications Systems
  • Other Important Mobile Satellite Communications Systems
  • Military Mobile Satellite Communications Systems


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