Tag Archives: Communications

Smart Spectrum from Space with Geoff Varrall

OGS-2 optical telescope dome. Credits: NASA

What did Galileo and Karl Jansky have in common? In 1610, Galileo looked up at the stars through his latest invention, a prototype for the modern day refractor telescope. In 1931 Karl Jansky accidentally discovered radio astronomy when investigating background static on Bell Labs short wave transatlantic radio phone service. Radio astronomers explore the outer …

Investigating High-Thoroughput Satellites with Hector Fenech

The satellite communication landscape is evolving. The traditional services are not sustaining the growth that the space industry is used to, and new services are showing new promises. Broadband access is such an area encompassing two main applications, namely fixed broadband and mobile broadband. In these days where economics are becoming the deciding factor in …

March 2021 Releases from Artech House – Explore High-Thoroughput Satellites and In-Band Full-Duplex Wireless Systems

Artech House is pleased to announce the publication of two titles in March 2021. High-Throughput Satellites Hector Fenech This exciting new book discusses the motivation for the evolution of a new breed of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) that have emerged from traditional communications satellites. It explores the commercial sectors and technical context that have shaped …

Why You Need This Book: Introduction to OFDM Receiver Design and Simulation with Y.J. Liu

Recently, the OFDM technology has advanced significantly. It has found applications in 5G using concepts such as OFDM-MIMO, Massive MIMO and others. However, OFDM is still the fundamental building block of all these advanced applications. To help the readers get up to speed in stepping into the 5G era, this book entitled “Introduction to OFDM …

Exploring The Technical Foundations of IoT with Boris Adryan, Dominik Obermaier, and Paul Fremantle

The Technical Foundations of IoT by Boris Adryan, Dominik Obermaier, Paul Fremantle provides an overview of the technical aspects of the Internet of Things (in fact, most other modern technology!), offering more theory and background information than is usually required for non-specialists in interdisciplinary development teams. That is, product design specialists are going to get an introduction …

Smart Fibre from Space – Moving the Internet into the Galaxy? with Geoff Varrall

Once in a while we find ourselves writing about topics which are relatively new to us. My comfort zone as an author is RF engineering but suddenly it seems that free space optical wireless is becoming important in space and terrestrial networks. Counter intuitively this became obvious when looking at the economics of subsea fibre …

A Deeper Dive into High-Thoroughput Satellites with Hector Fenech

The satellite communication landscape is evolving. The traditional services are not sustaining the growth that the space industry is used to, and new services are showing new promises. Broadband access is such an area encompassing two main applications, namely fixed broadband and mobile broadband. In these days where economics are becoming the deciding factor in …