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Tutorial Articles on Space and Satellite Communications
By Robert A. Nelson
Note: Dr. Robert A. Nelson, P.E., president of Satellite Engineering Research Corporation, a satellite engineering consulting firm in Bethesda, Md., is a contributing writer to Via Satellite and a frequent ATI lecturer, whose course Satellite Communication Systems Engineering: LEO, MEO, GEO covers a broad array of topics in satellite communications, including a detailed technical review of the Iridium system.
- The International System of Units (SI) – its history and sse in science and industry, appeared first in Via Satellite.
- The Global Positioning System – a detailed look at the miracle of modern navigation, appeared first in Via Satellite.
- Iridium: From Concept to Reality – tracing the origins, theory and the building of the Iridium system, appeared first in Via Satellite.
- Antennas: The Interface With Space – the basics that you need to know about antennas for satellite communications and link analysis.
- Rocket Equation and Launch Vehicles – the fundamental principles of propulsion and launch vehicle physics.
- Tutorial Articles on Space and Satellite Communications by Robert A. Nelson – a collection of articles in PDF format.
Feature Essays and Articles by ATI's Tom Logsdon
Thomas S. Logsdon, is an award-winning rocket scientist with an international reputation. He has written and published 1.5 million words, including 27 nonfiction books. He has delivered 700 lectures, helped design an exhibit for the Smithsonian Institution, applied for a patent, and made guest appearances on 25 television shows.
A highly innovative mathematician and systems analyst in the aerospace industry, Logsdon has helped mastermind such large and complicated projects as the Apollo moon flights, NASA's orbiting Skylab, and the DoD's Navstar navigation system. In the past decade, Logsdon has taught more than one hundred 2-day and 3-day short courses in 18 different countries scattered across five continents.
- Rocket Propulsion Fundamentals
- Using Wounded Dogs to Navigate Ships on the High Seas
- Watching an Apple Falling from a Tree
- Booster Rocket Pioneers
- Routing Ships on the High Seas
- Some Spectacular Space-Age Repairs
- Hazardous Encounters with Orbital Space Debris
- The Growing Hazard of Artificial Space Debris
- The Shot Heard 'Round Aunt Effie's Cabbage Patch