CubeSat Handbook

CubeSat Handbook
Author: Chantal Cappelletti,Simone Battistini,Benjamin Malphrus
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2020-09-25
ISBN: 012817885X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CubeSat Handbook Book Excerpt:

CubeSat Handbook: From Mission Design to Operations is the first book solely devoted to the design, manufacturing, and in-orbit operations of CubeSats. Beginning with an historical overview from CubeSat co-inventors Robert Twiggs and Jordi Puig-Suari, the book is divided into 6 parts with contributions from international experts in the area of small satellites and CubeSats. It covers topics such as standard interfaces, on-board & ground software, industry standards in terms of control algorithms and sub-systems, systems engineering, standards for AITV (assembly, integration, testing and validation) activities, and launch regulations. This comprehensive resource provides all the information needed for engineers and developers in industry and academia to successfully design and launch a CubeSat mission. Provides an overview on all aspects that a CubeSat developer needs to analyze during mission design and its realization Features practical examples on how to design and deal with possible issues during a CubeSat mission Covers new developments and technologies, including ThinSats and PocketQubeSats

Space Fostering Latin American Societies

Space Fostering Latin American Societies
Author: Annette Froehlich
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030979598
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Fostering Latin American Societies Book Excerpt:

Space Micropropulsion for Nanosatellites

Space Micropropulsion for Nanosatellites
Author: Kean How Cheah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2022-03-30
ISBN: 0128190388
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Micropropulsion for Nanosatellites Book Excerpt:

Space Micropropulsion for Nanosatellites: Progress, Challenges and Future features the latest developments and progress, the challenges faced by different researchers, and insights on future micropropulsion systems. Nanosatellites, in particular cubesats, are an effective test bed for new technologies in outer space. However, most of the nanosatellites have no propulsion system, which subsequently limits their maneuverability in space. Explains why nanosatellite requirements need unique micro-technologies to help develop a compliant propulsion system Features an overview of nanosatellites and the global nanosatellite market Covers chemical and electric micropropulsion and the latest developments

Next Generation High Speed Satellite Interconnect

Next Generation High Speed Satellite Interconnect
Author: Pietro Nannipieri,Gianmarco Dinelli,Luca Dello Sterpaio,Antonino Marino,Luca Fanucci
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2021-07-23
ISBN: 3030770443
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Next Generation High Speed Satellite Interconnect Book Excerpt:

This book introduces the space community to the novel SpaceFibre protocol, developed under the guidance of the European Space Agency (ESA) as the forthcoming, high speed (Gbps) communication protocol for satellite on-board communication. Since SpaceFibre is expected to follow the success of its predecessor SpaceWire protocol (Mbps), the authors provide a system-level perspective for the end-user willing to adopt this latest technology for future space missions. The authors provide a complete view of the SpaceFibre protocol, together with an analysis of all the necessary hardware and software components to integrate this technology onboard a satellite. The text guides potential system adopters toward understanding the protocol, analyzing strengths, weaknesses and performances. Practical design examples and prototype performance measurements in reference scenarios are also included.

Nanotechnology Based Smart Remote Sensing Networks for Disaster Prevention

Nanotechnology Based Smart Remote Sensing Networks for Disaster Prevention
Author: Adil Denizli,Marcelo Alencar,Tuan Anh Nguyen,David Motaung
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2022-05-29
ISBN: 0323998283
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Based Smart Remote Sensing Networks for Disaster Prevention Book Excerpt:

Nanotechnology-Based Smart Remote Sensing Networks for Disaster Prevention outlines how nanotechnology and space technology could be applied for the detection of disaster risks in early stages, using cheap sensors, cheap constellations of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, and smart wireless networks with artificial intelligence (AI) tools. Nanomaterial-based sensors (nanosensors) can offer several advantages over their micro-counterparts, such as lower power or self-powered consumption, high sensitivity, lower concentration of analytes, and smaller interaction distances between the object and the sensor. Besides this, with the support of AI tools, such as fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, neural networks, and ambient intelligence, sensor systems are becoming smarter when a large number of sensors are used. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers, and environmental scientists who are seeking to understand how nanotechnology-based solutions can help mitigate natural disasters. Shows how nanotechnology-based solutions can be combined with space technology to provide more effective disaster management solutions Explores the best materials for manufacturing different types of nanotechnology-based remote sensing devices Assesses the challenges of creating a nanotechnology-based disaster mitigation system in a cost-effective way

Handbook of Space Technology

Handbook of Space Technology
Author: Wilfried Ley,Klaus Wittmann,Willi Hallmann
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 908
Release: 2009-03-18
ISBN: 0470742410
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Space Technology Book Excerpt:

Twenty years since the first edition was published in the German language, and just over fifty years since the launch of the Earth’s first ever artificial satellite Sputnik 1, this third edition of the Handbook of Space Technology presents in fully integrated colour a detailed insight into the fascinating world of space for the first time in the English language. Authored by over 70 leading experts from universities, research institutions and the space industry, this comprehensive handbook describes the processes and methodologies behind the development, construction, operation and utilization of space systems, presenting the profound changes that have occurred in recent years in the engineering, materials, processes and even politics associated with space technologies and utilization. The individual chapters are self-contained, enabling the reader to gain a quick and reliable overview of a selected field; an extensive reference and keyword list helps those who wish to deepen their understanding of individual topics. Featuring superb, full colour illustrations and photography throughout, this interdisciplinary reference contains practical, hands-on engineering and planning information that will be invaluable to those on a career path within space technology, or simply for those of us who’d like to know more about this fascinating industry. Main section headings include: Introduction (historical overview, space missions) Fundamentals (orbital mechanics, aerothermodynamics/ reentry, space debris) Launch Vehicles (staged technologies, propulsion systems, launch infrastructure) Space Vehicle Subsystems (structure, energy supply, thermal controls, attitude control, communication) Aspects of Human Flight (man in space, life support systems, rendezvous and docking) Mission Operations (satellite operation, control center, ground station network) Utilization of Space (Earth observation, communication navigation, space astronomy, material sciences, space medicine, robotics) Configuration and Design of a Space Vehicle (mission concept, system concept, environmental simulation, system design, Galileo satellites) Management of Space Missions (project management, quality management, cost management, space law)

Aerospace Project Management Handbook

Aerospace Project Management Handbook
Author: M. Ann Garrison Darrin,Patrick A. Stadter
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2017-05-22
ISBN: 1498776531
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aerospace Project Management Handbook Book Excerpt:

The Aerospace Project Management Handbook focuses on space systems, exploring intricacies rarely seen in land-based projects. These range from additional compliance requirements from Earned Value Management requirements and regulations (ESA, NASA, FAA), to criticality and risk factors for systems where repair is impossible. Aerospace project management has become a pathway for success in harsh space environments, as the Handbook demonstrates. With chapters written by experts, this comprehensive book offers a step-by-step approach emphasizing the applied techniques and tools, and is a prime resource for program managers, technical leads, systems engineers, and principle payload leads.

Technical Handbook for Satellite Monitoring

Technical Handbook for Satellite Monitoring
Author: Roland Proesch
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2019-05-10
ISBN: 3744836827
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical Handbook for Satellite Monitoring Book Excerpt:

This book decribes satellites, satellites systems and the used waveforms. It shall help to identify unknown signals which can be received today. Digital waveforms like FSK, PSK, DSSS aso. with the used protocols and alphabets are described with the help of spectrum and other pictures and the most important technical parameter.

Handbook of Research on Wireless Sensor Network Trends Technologies and Applications

Handbook of Research on Wireless Sensor Network Trends  Technologies  and Applications
Author: Kamila, Narendra Kumar
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 589
Release: 2016-08-04
ISBN: 1522505024
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Wireless Sensor Network Trends Technologies and Applications Book Excerpt:

Wireless sensor networks have become an intricate and necessary addition to daily life by providing an energy efficient way to collect and monitor data while rerouting the information to a centralized location. As the application of these networks becomes more common, it becomes imperative to evaluate their effectiveness, as well as other opportunities for possible implementation in the future. The Handbook of Research on Wireless Sensor Network Trends, Technologies, and Applications provides inclusive coverage on the processing and applications of wireless communication, sensor networks, and mobile computing. Investigating emergent research and theoretical concepts in the area of wireless sensors and their applications to daily life, this handbook of research is a critical reference source for students, researchers, engineers, scientists, and working professionals.

Antenna Engineering Handbook

Antenna Engineering Handbook
Author: John Volakis
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-11-05
ISBN: 1259644707
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antenna Engineering Handbook Book Excerpt:

The gold-standard reference on the design and application of classic and modern antennas—fully updated to reflect the latest advances and technologies This new edition of the “bible of antenna engineering” has been updated to provide start-to-finish coverage of the latest innovations in antenna design and application. You will find in-depth discussion of antennas used in modern communication systems, mobile and personal wireless technologies, satellites, radar deployments, flexible electronics, and other emerging technologies, including 5G, terahertz, and wearable electronics. Antenna Engineering Handbook, Fifth Edition, is bolstered by real-world examples, hundreds of illustrations, and an emphasis on the practical aspects of antennas. Featuring 60 chapters and contributions from more than 80 renowned experts, this acclaimed resource is edited by one of the world’s leading antenna authorities. This edition features all of the classic antenna types, plus new and emerging designs, with 13 all-new chapters and important updates to nearly all chapters from past editions. Antenna Engineering Handbook, Fifth Edition, clearly explains cutting-edge applications in WLANs, automotive systems, PDAs, and handheld devices, making it an indispensable companion for today’s antenna practitioners and developers. Coverage includes: •Antenna basics and classic antennas•Design approaches for antennas and arrays•Wideband and multiband antennas•Antennas for mobile devices and PDAs, automotive applications, and aircraft•Base station and smart antennas•Beamforming and 5G antennas•Millimeter-wave and terahertz antennas•Flexible, wearable, thin film, origami, dielectric, and on-chip antennas•MIMO antennas and phased arrays•Direction-finding and GPS antennas•Active antennas•Low-profile wideband antennas•Nanoantennas•Reflectors and other satellite and radio-telescope antennas•Low-frequency, HF, VHF, UHF, ECM, and ESM antennas•Impedance-matching techniques and material characteristics•Metastructured and frequency selective surfaces•Propagation and guided structures•Computational techniques and toolsets•Indoor and outdoor measurements

Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers Second Edition

Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers  Second Edition
Author: Brij N. Agrawal,Max F. Platzer
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 1392
Release: 2018-02-26
ISBN: 1259585182
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A single source of essential information for aerospace engineers This fully revised resource presents theories and practices from more than 50 specialists in the many sub-disciplines of aeronautical and astronautical engineering—all under one cover. The Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers, Second Edition, contains complete details on classic designs as well as the latest techniques, materials, and processes used in aviation, defense, and space systems. You will get insightful, practical coverage of the gamut of aerospace engineering technologies along with hundreds of informative diagrams, charts, and graphs. Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers, Second Edition covers: •Futures of aerospace •Aircraft systems •Aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, and acoustics •Aircraft performance •Aircraft flight mechanics, stability, and control •Avionics and air traffic management systems •Aeronautical design •Spacecraft design •Astrodynamics •Rockets and launch vehicles •Earth’s environment and space •Attitude dynamics and control

Springer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Springer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Author: Peter Teunissen,Oliver Montenbruck
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1268
Release: 2017-06-16
ISBN: 3319429280
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Springer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems Book Excerpt:

This Handbook presents a complete and rigorous overview of the fundamentals, methods and applications of the multidisciplinary field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), providing an exhaustive, one-stop reference work and a state-of-the-art description of GNSS as a key technology for science and society at large. All global and regional satellite navigation systems, both those currently in operation and those under development (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, IRNSS/NAVIC, SBAS), are examined in detail. The functional principles of receivers and antennas, as well as the advanced algorithms and models for GNSS parameter estimation, are rigorously discussed. The book covers the broad and diverse range of land, marine, air and space applications, from everyday GNSS to high-precision scientific applications and provides detailed descriptions of the most widely used GNSS format standards, covering receiver formats as well as IGS product and meta-data formats. The full coverage of the field of GNSS is presented in seven parts, from its fundamentals, through the treatment of global and regional navigation satellite systems, of receivers and antennas, and of algorithms and models, up to the broad and diverse range of applications in the areas of positioning and navigation, surveying, geodesy and geodynamics, and remote sensing and timing. Each chapter is written by international experts and amply illustrated with figures and photographs, making the book an invaluable resource for scientists, engineers, students and institutions alike.

CubeSat Antenna Design

CubeSat Antenna Design
Author: Nacer Chahat
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-01-07
ISBN: 111969258X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CubeSat Antenna Design Book Excerpt:

Presents an overview of CubeSat antennas designed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) CubeSats—nanosatellites built to standard dimensions of 10cm x 10 cm x cm—are making space-based Earth science observation and interplanetary space science affordable, accessible, and rapidly deployable for institutions such as universities and smaller space agencies around the world. CubeSat Antenna Design is an up-to-date overview of CubeSat antennas designed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), covering the systems engineering knowledge required to design these antennas from a radio frequency and mechanical perspective. This authoritative volume features contributions by leading experts in the field, providing insights on mission-critical design requirements for state-of-the-art CubeSat antennas and discussing their development, capabilities, and applications. The text begins with a brief introduction to CubeSats, followed by a detailed survey of low-gain, medium-gain, and high-gain antennas. Subsequent chapters cover topics including the telecommunication subsystem of Mars Cube One (MarCO), the enabling technology of Radar in a CubeSat (RainCube), the development of a one-meter mesh reflector for telecommunication at X- and Ka-band for deep space missions, and the design of multiple metasurface antennas. Written to help antenna engineers to enable new CubeSate NASA missions, this volume: Describes the selection of high-gain CubeSat antennas to address specific mission requirements and constraints for instruments or telecommunication Helps readers learn how to develop antennas for future CubeSat missions Provides key information on the effect of space environment on antennas to inform design steps Covers patch and patch array antennas, deployable reflectarray antennas, deployable mesh reflector, inflatable antennas, and metasurface antennas CubeSat Antenna Design is an important resource for antenna/microwave engineers, aerospace systems engineers, and advanced graduate and postdoctoral students wanting to learn how to design and fabricate their own antennas to address clear mission requirements.

Contributions to on board navigation on 1U CubeSats

Contributions to on board navigation on 1U CubeSats
Author: Weiß, Sascha
Publsiher: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2022-04-07
ISBN: 3798332320
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contributions to on board navigation on 1U CubeSats Book Excerpt:

This thesis investigates the use of GNSS receivers on 1U CubeSats, using the example of BEESAT-4 and BEESAT-9. The integration of such a device on satellites enables highly precise time synchronization, position acquisition and orbit determination and prediction The application fields that depend on an accurate attitude control and orbit determination system and can also be processed by CubeSats are highlighted. Therefore the state of the art of GNSS receivers is described, which are suitable for the use on satellites and could be integrated into 1U CubeSats. Further on it is investigated which subsystems of a small satellite are particularly affected and what the special challenges are to realize a precise positioning with a GNSS receiver. In addition, some developments are presented that have significantly increased the performance of 1U CubeSats in recent years. The system concept of BEESAT satellites is introduced and the evolution of the payload board including the use of the latest sensor technologies for attitude control is described. It is shown how the verification of the satellite's subsystems was performed on the ground, with the focus on testing and simulating the attitude control and the GNSS receiver. The necessary integration steps, the calibration and environmental test campaign are discussed. Both satellites were successfully operated and the results of the on-orbit experiments are presented. It is shown how a three-axis stabilized attitude control was first verified on BEESAT-4 and then a GNSS receiver was successfully operated on BEESAT-9 for more than one year. In addition, the inter-satellite link between BEESAT-4 and BIROS will be analyzed, since it is essential for the relative navigation of satellites. The acquired navigation data was sent to the ground and the identification of BEESAT-9 was carried out using this data. A qualitative analysis of the orbital elements (TLE) of BEESAT-9 was performed systematically due to a daily operation of the GNSS receiver. Furthermore, it was investigated how a small GNSS antenna affects the received signal strength from GNSS satellites and whether this antenna or its amplifier degrades over time. Additionally, an orbit determination and propagation based on the navigation data could be performed and the results are evaluated. The analyzed questions allow a statement about the continuous use of GNSS receivers on 1U CubeSats and if it is necessary to achieve the mission objectives. Diese Arbeit untersucht den Einsatz von GNSS-Empfängern auf 1U CubeSats am Beispiel von BEESAT-4 und BEESAT-9. Das Integrieren einer solchen Komponente auf Satelliten ermöglicht eine hochgenaue Zeitsynchronisation, Positions- und Orbitbestimmung sowie deren Vorhersage Es werden die Anwendungsfelder beleuchtet, die auf ein akkurates Lageregelungs- und Orbitbestimmungssystem angewiesen sind und außerdem auch von CubeSats bearbeitet werden können. Dazu wird der Stand der Technik von GNSS-Empfängern beschrieben, die für den Einsatz auf Satelliten geeignet sind und von ihren Eigenschaften auch auf 1U CubeSats integriert werden könnten. Weitergehend wird untersucht, welche Subsysteme eines Kleinstsatelliten besonders betroffen sind und was die speziellen Herausforderungen sind, um eine präzise Positionsbestimmung mithilfe eines GNSS-Empfängers zu realisieren. Dazu werden auch einige Entwicklungen vorgestellt, die in den letzten Jahren die Leistungsfähigkeit von 1U CubeSats signifikant erhöht haben. Das Systemkonzept der BEESAT Satelliten wird eingeführt und die Evolution der Nutzlastplatine inklusive der Verwendung der jeweils neuesten Sensortechnologien für die Lageregelung beschrieben. Es wird gezeigt wie die Verifikation der Subsysteme des Satelliten am Boden erfolgte, wobei der Fokus auf dem Testen und Simulieren der Lageregelung und dem GNSS-Empfänger liegt. Dazu werden die notwendigen Integrationsschritte, die Kalibrations- und die Umwelttestkampagne diskutiert. Beide Satelliten wurden erfolgreich betrieben und die Ergebnisse der on-orbit Experimente werden vorgestellt. Es wird gezeigt wie zunächst eine dreiachsenstabilisierte Lageregelung auf BEESAT-4 verifiziert und anschließend auf BEESAT-9 über mehr als ein Jahr ein GNSS-Empfänger erfolgreich betrieben wurde. Zusätzlich wird der Intersatelliten Link zwischen BEESAT-4 und BIROS analysiert, da dieser für die Relativnavigation von Satelliten essentiell ist. Die akquirierten Navigationsdaten wurden zum Boden gesendet und die Identifizierung von BEESAT-9 erfolgte mithilfe dieser Daten. Eine qualitative Analyse der Orbitelemente (TLE) von BEESAT-9 konnte systematisch durchgeführt werden durch einen täglichen Einsatz des GNSS-Empfängers. Weiterhin wurde erforscht wie sich eine kleine GNSS-Antenne auf die empfangenen Signalstärken der GNSS Satelliten auswirkt und ob diese Antenne oder ihr Verstärker mit der Zeit degradieren. Zusätzlich konnte eine Orbitbestimmung und -propagation auf Basis der Navigationsdaten durchgeführt und die Ergebnisse ausgewertet werden. Die analysierten Fragestellungen erlauben eine Aussage über den durchgängigen Einsatz von GNSS-Empfängern auf 1U CubeSats und ob dieser notwendig ist um die Missionsziele zu erreichen.

Radio Communication Handbook

Radio Communication Handbook
Author: Mike Dennison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Amateur radio stations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radio Communication Handbook Book Excerpt:

Achieving Science with CubeSats

Achieving Science with CubeSats
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on Achieving Science Goals with CubeSats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2016-11-06
ISBN: 030944263X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achieving Science with CubeSats Book Excerpt:

Space-based observations have transformed our understanding of Earth, its environment, the solar system and the universe at large. During past decades, driven by increasingly advanced science questions, space observatories have become more sophisticated and more complex, with costs often growing to billions of dollars. Although these kinds of ever-more-sophisticated missions will continue into the future, small satellites, ranging in mass between 500 kg to 0.1 kg, are gaining momentum as an additional means to address targeted science questions in a rapid, and possibly more affordable, manner. Within the category of small satellites, CubeSats have emerged as a space-platform defined in terms of (10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm)- sized cubic units of approximately 1.3 kg each called "U's." Historically, CubeSats were developed as training projects to expose students to the challenges of real-world engineering practices and system design. Yet, their use has rapidly spread within academia, industry, and government agencies both nationally and internationally. In particular, CubeSats have caught the attention of parts of the U.S. space science community, which sees this platform, despite its inherent constraints, as a way to affordably access space and perform unique measurements of scientific value. The first science results from such CubeSats have only recently become available; however, questions remain regarding the scientific potential and technological promise of CubeSats in the future. Achieving Science with CubeSats reviews the current state of the scientific potential and technological promise of CubeSats. This report focuses on the platform's promise to obtain high- priority science data, as defined in recent decadal surveys in astronomy and astrophysics, Earth science and applications from space, planetary science, and solar and space physics (heliophysics); the science priorities identified in the 2014 NASA Science Plan; and the potential for CubeSats to advance biology and microgravity research. It provides a list of sample science goals for CubeSats, many of which address targeted science, often in coordination with other spacecraft, or use "sacrificial," or high-risk, orbits that lead to the demise of the satellite after critical data have been collected. Other goals relate to the use of CubeSats as constellations or swarms deploying tens to hundreds of CubeSats that function as one distributed array of measurements.

Space Exploration and Humanity A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Space Exploration and Humanity  A Historical Encyclopedia  2 volumes
Author: American Astronautical Society
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1318
Release: 2010-08-23
ISBN: 1851095195
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Exploration and Humanity A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

A complete history of human endeavors in space, this book also moves beyond the traditional topics of human spaceflight, space technology, and space science to include political, social, cultural, and economic issues, and also commercial, civilian, and military applications. • 580 articles describing various aspects of manned and unmanned space exploration, including a full range of social, technological, and political issues, such as government policy, nationalism, and the technology/military-driven economy • Six overview essays, introducing each of the encyclopedia's major sections and putting that aspect of space exploration into historical context • 136 contributors, many who are leading space historians and experts affiliated with the American Astronautical Society, make firsthand knowledge and fresh insights accessible to all audiences • Numerous photos, including stunning shots from space, star charts, technical drawings, and more • Short bibliographies conclude each entry, pointing readers to the best sources to find out more about the topic • A Glossary defining the various technical terms encountered in the encyclopedia

Microstrip Antennas

Microstrip Antennas
Author: N Nasimuddin
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2011-04-04
ISBN: 9533072474
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microstrip Antennas Book Excerpt:

In the last 40 years, the microstrip antenna has been developed for many communication systems such as radars, sensors, wireless, satellite, broadcasting, ultra-wideband, radio frequency identifications (RFIDs), reader devices etc. The progress in modern wireless communication systems has dramatically increased the demand for microstrip antennas. In this book some recent advances in microstrip antennas are presented.

Signal and Information Processing Networking and Computers

Signal and Information Processing  Networking and Computers
Author: Yue Wang,Lexi Xu,Yufeng Yan,Jiaqi Zou
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1090
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN: 9813341025
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signal and Information Processing Networking and Computers Book Excerpt:

This book collects selected papers from the 7th Conference on Signal and Information Processing, Networking and Computers held in Rizhao, China, on September, 2020. The 7th International Conference on Signal and Information Processing, Networking and Computers (ICSINC) was held in Rizhao, China, on September, 2020.

Nanosatellites

Nanosatellites
Author: Rogerio Atem de Carvalho,Jaime Estela,Martin Langer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN: 1119042062
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanosatellites Book Excerpt:

Nanosatellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics Rogerio Atem de Carvalho, Instituto Federal Fluminense, Brazil Jaime Estela, Spectrum Aerospace Group, Germany and Peru Martin Langer, Technical University of Munich, Germany Covering the latest research on nanosatellites Nanosatellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics comprehensively presents the latest research on the fast-developing area of nanosatellites. Divided into three distinct sections, the book begins with a brief history of nanosatellites and introduces nanosatellites technologies and payloads, also explaining how these are deployed into space. The second section provides an overview of the ground segment and operations, and the third section focuses on the regulations, policies, economics, and future trends. Key features: Payloads for nanosatellites Nanosatellites components design Examines the cost of development of nanosatellites. Covers the latest policies and regulations. Considers future trends for nanosatellites. Nanosatellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics is a comprehensive reference for researchers and practitioners working with nanosatellites in the aerospace industry.