Broadband Communications via High Altitude Platforms by David Grace

By David Grace

A special booklet with systematic and thorough insurance of HAP comparable matters, difficulties and options. Handbook of Broadband Communications from excessive Altitude Platforms offers a radical evaluation and cutting-edge of the HAP permitting applied sciences, in addition to describing fresh study actions with such a lot promising effects. It outlines the roadmap for destiny improvement of HAPs.

  • Focuses on putting HAPs within the viewpoint of present and destiny broadband instant conversation structures, delivering the readers with an outline of the limitations affecting HAP-based broadband communications
  • Provides a radical assessment of HAP allowing applied sciences, describes contemporary examine actions with such a lot promising effects, and descriptions the roadmap for destiny improvement of HAPs
  • Covers permitting applied sciences and economics of HAP-based verbal exchange process together with concerns regarding aeronautics, energetics, working situations, purposes and company modeling
  • Examines the working surroundings, complicated communique innovations for effective radio hyperlink source administration, and appropriate antennas
  • Addresses multiplatform constellations, featuring the a number of HAP constellation making plans strategy and discussing the networking implications of utilizing a number of HAPs

Content:
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–48):
Chapter 2 Aeronautics and Energetics (pages 49–73):
Chapter three working eventualities and Reference Architectures (pages 75–113):
Chapter four functions and company Modelling (pages 115–168):
Chapter five destiny improvement of HAPs and HAP?Based functions (pages 169–179):
Chapter 6 HAP procedure working setting (pages 181–217):
Chapter 7 FSO in HAP?Based communique platforms (pages 219–238):
Chapter eight complex conversation recommendations as Enablers for HAP?Based conversation structures (pages 239–285):
Chapter nine a number of HAP Networks (pages 287–344):
Chapter 10 Networking Implications of utilizing a number of HAP Constellations (pages 345–367):

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Also, to circumvent the aeronautical regulatory issues of unmanned flight in civilian airspace, manned stratospheric HAPs are attracting considerable attention, as an intermediate evolutionary step. A third line of thinking, especially by entrepreneurs, is to just go ahead and build HAPs and fly them in a suitable environment (or friendly country) and let the regulations catch up with reality, giving them a head start on any competition. There is some precedent for this; anecdotally the development of the direct broadcast by satellite (DBS) market in the UK by Sky TVin the 1980s shows what is possible by just going ahead and developing a product.

The SkyStation concept was ahead of the technology, especially the airship technology, of the time. Angel Technologies aircraft technology was more conventional, but the communications technology and capability claims were over ambitious, resulting in a failure of the business model. Both the technology and business model design are discussed in later chapters. In Asia at the same time, both Japan and Korea decided to start up their own projects. Japan put significant funding into their activities through a millennium project initiative that commenced in 1998, with the primary splits being between aeronautics, telecommunications, and earth observation.

5. The test programme involved testing both the craft and the communications and remote sensing payloads. 5 StratXX X-Station Airship in development in 2007 [33]. Reproduced by permission of Ó StratXX Near Space Technologies AG StratXX is located in Switzerland, and it uses a number of European strategic partners from industry and academia, including CSEM (Switzerland), DLR (Germany), EPFL (Switzerland), RUAG Aerospace (Switzerland), and University of York (UK), as well as its own in-house expertise.

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