Future Trends

  • M. Richharia
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Abstract

The status of current technology and future directions in satellite communications were summarized in chapter 1. Subsequent chapters discussed fundamental concepts in satellite communication system design and described all its major system components. In this chapter we shall examine future trends, based on various factors which are likely to influence the growth of satellite communication systems. The chapter begins with a brief review of growth trend to date. Factors likely to influence the growth of satellite communication systems are outlined next. This knowledge, together with the current growth trend and prevailing interests are then used to project likely growth areas in each service. Possible areas of development in spacecraft and earth station technology are highlighted next. A section discussing various advanced concepts follows. The chapter concludes by citing examples of programmes which are the forerunners of the next generation of geostationary satellites.

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  • M. Richharia
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  1. 1.GuildfordUK

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