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Title:
The digital satellite TV handbook
Author:
Long, Mark.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Newnes, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiv, 207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780750671712
Format :
Book

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A handbook and CD-ROM pack on digital satellite television. It provides an overview of all the digital TV platforms in use world-wide. It includes satellite coverage maps and transmission parameters that readers will need to receive digital TV services from any location in the world.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
About the Authorp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Chapter 1 Satellite Frequencies and Orbital Assignmentsp. 1
Frequency versus Wavelengthp. 1
Satellite Orbital Assignmentsp. 3
Orbital Spacing Requirementsp. 4
Satellite Frequency Assignmentsp. 6
Satellite Transpondersp. 7
Polarization and Frequency Reusep. 8
Satellite Power Levelsp. 8
Antenna Beam Widthp. 8
Rain Attenuationp. 11
Satellite Footprintsp. 12
Chapter 2 Digital Video Compression Overviewp. 19
From Analog to Digital Televisionp. 20
Bit Ratesp. 21
The Moving Pictures Experts Groupp. 21
MPEG-2 Compression Techniquesp. 22
Group of Picturesp. 23
I, P, and B Framesp. 24
Slicesp. 24
Macroblocksp. 25
Blocksp. 25
Packetized Elementary and Transport Streamsp. 26
MPEG-2 Profiles, Levels, and Layersp. 26
MPEG-2 Encoding Ratesp. 27
Satellite Transmission Formatsp. 28
MPEG-2 Satellite Modulation Techniquesp. 29
The Digital Video Broadcasting Standardp. 30
DVB Compatibility Issuesp. 32
Forward Error Correctionp. 33
Digital Bouquet Trade-offsp. 35
Bit Error Rate and E[subscript b]/N[subscript o]p. 35
Chapter 3 Digital Dth Platforms and Bouquetsp. 39
ITU Satellite Servicesp. 39
The ITU's Broadcast Satellite Servicep. 40
ITU Region 1: Europe, Africa, and the Middle Eastp. 42
ITU Region 2: The Americasp. 56
ITU Region 3: Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Rimp. 61
Chapter 4 Feedhorns and LNBsp. 72
The Scalar Feedhornp. 74
Offset Antenna Feedsp. 75
Linear Polarizationp. 75
Polarization Articulationp. 75
Dual-Band Feedsp. 76
The Low-Noise Block Downconverterp. 77
The LNB Isolatorp. 78
Block Downconversionp. 79
Local Oscillator Stabilityp. 81
Universal LNBp. 81
The Low-Phase-Noise LNBp. 82
LNB Gainp. 82
The Dual-Polarization Single-Output LNFp. 83
Chapter 5 Satellite Receiving Antennasp. 86
Dish Materials and Constructionp. 86
Prime Focus Antennasp. 88
Offset-fed Antennasp. 89
The Cassegrain Antennap. 90
The Spherical Antennap. 91
The Planar Arrayp. 92
Antenna Gain and G/Tp. 93
Antenna f/D Ratiop. 94
Antenna Sidelobe Rejectionp. 94
Antenna Noise Temperaturep. 95
The Antenna Mountp. 96
Chapter 6 The Integrated Receiver/Decoder (IRD)p. 100
Analog Satellite TV Receiversp. 101
Analog Receiver Optionsp. 102
Analog Satellite TV IRDsp. 104
What Is Encryption?p. 104
Analog Encryptionp. 105
Basic Encryption Elementsp. 105
Digital IRDsp. 106
Encrypting the MPEG's Cubep. 108
Digital System Troubleshootingp. 110
Intermittent Reception Problemsp. 113
Rain Fade Effects on Ku-band Transmissionsp. 114
Chapter 7 Digital Satellite TV Installationsp. 118
Checking the Sitep. 118
Longitude and Latitudep. 119
Azimuth and Elevationp. 119
Fixed-Mount Antenna Installationsp. 124
Large-Aperture Dish Installationsp. 128
The SCART Connectorp. 139
Dual-band Receiving Systemsp. 140
Chapter 8 The Satellite/Internet Connectionp. 146
The DirecPC and DirecDuo Systemsp. 146
DirecPC Servicesp. 149
DirecPC System Installationp. 151
Software Installation Preparationsp. 151
Adapter Card and Software Installationp. 151
DirecPC Global Digital Package Deliveryp. 153
DVB-Compliant Multimedia Systemsp. 154
Internet Growth in Asiap. 154
Cable's Internet Optionsp. 155
Chapter 9 Digital Smatv System Overviewp. 158
SMATV System Componentsp. 158
DVB-Compliant SMATV Systemsp. 159
SMATV-DTMp. 160
SMATV-IFp. 161
SMATV-Sp. 163
The Multiswitch IF Distribution Methodp. 163
Fiber-Optic SMATV Systemsp. 165
Chapter 10 On the Road to HDTVp. 169
A New Global Digital Standardp. 170
The HD-CIF Formatp. 170
MPEG-2 Profiles, Levels, and Layersp. 170
America's Grand Alliancep. 171
The DTV Modulation Subsystemp. 172
The DTV Compression Systemp. 173
The DTV Transport Packetp. 173
DTV Scanning Formatsp. 175
The DTV Audio Standardp. 175
Appendix Quick Check Exercises Answer Keyp. 177
Glossary of Technical Termsp. 185
Indexp. 195

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