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The digital satellite TV handbook

Author: Mark Long
Publisher: Boston : Newnes, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gives an overview of the various digital satellite TV platforms in use world-wide. This work also presents those aspects of digital video compression and high definition TV that are of the highest  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Long
ISBN: 0750671718 9780750671712
OCLC Number: 40881382
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying computer disc: Windows 95, 98, NT.
Contents: Satellite Frequencies and Orbital Assignments --
Frequency versus Wavelength --
Satellite Orbital Assignments --
Orbital Spacing Requirements --
Satellite Frequency Assignments --
Satellite Transponders --
Polarization and Frequency Reuse --
Satellite Power Levels --
Antenna Beam Width --
Rain Attenuation --
Satellite Footprints --
Digital Video Compression Overview --
From Analog to Digital Television --
Bit Rates --
The Moving Pictures Experts Group --
MPEG-2 Compression Techniques --
Group of Pictures --
I, P, and B Frames --
Slices --
Macroblocks --
Blocks --
Packetized Elementary and Transport Streams --
MPEG-2 Profiles, Levels, and Layers --
MPEG-2 Encoding Rates --
Satellite Transmission Formats --
MPEG-2 Satellite Modulation Techniques --
The Digital Video Broadcasting Standard --
DVB Compatibility Issues --
Forward Error Correction --
Digital Bouquet Trade-offs --
Bit Error Rate and E[subscript b]/N[subscript o] --
Digital Dth Platforms and Bouquets --
ITU Satellite Services --
The ITU's Broadcast Satellite Service --
ITU Region 1: Europe, Africa, and the Middle East --
ITU Region 2: The Americas --
ITU Region 3: Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Rim --
Feedhorns and LNBs --
The Scalar Feedhorn --
Offset Antenna Feeds --
Linear Polarization --
Polarization Articulation --
Dual-Band Feeds --
The Low-Noise Block Downconverter --
The LNB Isolator --
Block Downconversion --
Local Oscillator Stability --
Universal LNB --
The Low-Phase-Noise LNB --
LNB Gain --
The Dual-Polarization Single-Output LNF --
Satellite Receiving Antennas --
Dish Materials and Construction --
Prime Focus Antennas --
Offset-fed Antennas --
The Cassegrain Antenna --
The Spherical Antenna --
The Planar Array --
Antenna Gain and G/T --
Antenna f/D Ratio --
Antenna Sidelobe Rejection --
Antenna Noise Temperature --
The Antenna Mount --
The Integrated Receiver/Decoder (IRD) --
Analog Satellite TV Receivers --
Analog Receiver Options --
Analog Satellite TV IRDs --
What Is Encryption? --
Analog Encryption --
Basic Encryption Elements --
Digital IRDs --
Encrypting the MPEG's Cube --
Digital System Troubleshooting --
Intermittent Reception Problems --
Rain Fade Effects on Ku-band Transmissions --
Digital Satellite TV Installations --
Checking the Site --
Longitude and Latitude --
Azimuth and Elevation --
Fixed-Mount Antenna Installations --
Large-Aperture Dish Installations --
The SCART Connector --
Dual-band Receiving Systems --
The Satellite/Internet Connection --
The DirecPC and DirecDuo Systems --
DirecPC Services --
DirecPC System Installation --
Software Installation Preparations --
Adapter Card and Software Installation --
DirecPC Global Digital Package Delivery --
DVB-Compliant Multimedia Systems --
Internet Growth in Asia --
Cable's Internet Options --
Digital Smatv System Overview --
SMATV System Components --
DVB-Compliant SMATV Systems --
SMATV-DTM --
SMATV-IF --
SMATV-S --
The Multiswitch IF Distribution Method --
Fiber-Optic SMATV Systems --
On the Road to HDTV --
A New Global Digital Standard --
The HD-CIF Format --
MPEG-2 Profiles, Levels, and Layers --
America's Grand Alliance --
The DTV Modulation Subsystem --
The DTV Compression System --
The DTV Transport Packet --
DTV Scanning Formats --
The DTV Audio Standard.
Other Titles: Digital satellite television handbook
Responsibility: Mark E. Long.
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