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A Communications satellite system design with educational television for the republic of Indonesia


Masoni, Harry Joseph (1973) A Communications satellite system design with educational television for the republic of Indonesia. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/W9SX-GB37.


The purpose of this thesis is to apply a feasible and comprehensive systems approach to the design and analysis of a communications satellite system with educational television for an underdeveloped country. The question of the effectiveness of educational television in concept is treated through revelation of historical evidence and case studies pertaining to existing educational television programs throughout the world. The applicability of blending educational television with a complete satellite communications system is illustrated through the detailed design of a system for the Republic of Indonesia. A system providing educational television, national television, and telephony is proposed and all systems elements and technical analyses are subsequently described. The economic viability of the system is illustrated through a detailed financial analysis with both operating and cash flow results. Comparison of the proposed satellite system with an equivalent terrestrial system is briefly made in Appendix C, to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of the satellite approach.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Aeronautics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:19 December 1972
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:09232010-090107696
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:6040
Deposited On:23 Sep 2010 19:09
Last Modified:21 Dec 2019 03:04

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