Satellite Business Today -Introduction. The Changing Role of Satellite Systems. Major market segments. Transition towards Stand-Alone Businesses. Recent Stand-Alone Business Experiences - Major Direct-to-User Systems. Lessons for the future. ; Integrated Business Strategy Process e An Organizational Paradigm Combining Strategy Development Business Planning and Project Management.; Business Strategy Development e Through External and Internal Environment Analyses. Market Share and Risk Analyses. ; Business Plan Development e Target Audience. The Plan a Microcosm of the Future Organization.; Planning the System e The Binding Force for Multiple Functions. Alternative Architectures. Design Optimizations. Market-Responsive Engineering Requirements. ; Engineering the System - Measures for Engineering Success, types of infrastructures, Consumer Equipment development Spacecraft requirements and programs .; System Operations - Satellite Network Operation. Content Management.; Managing for Success e Visionaries and Leaders. Managing for Success through IBSP Interactions. Monitoring Tools.; Case Studies of Digital Radio Systems.; Future Evolution.;
D. K. Sachdev has more than 40 years experience in the satellite and telecommunication organizations and industries in the United States and India. He is the president of SpaceTel Consultancy LLC, Vienna, Virginia, which provides management and engineer support for telecommunications, and broadcast companies. He is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University, where he teaches graduate classes on systems engineering for telecommunications and on project management. In 2003 he received the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation's Innovation award for his "creative and innovative prowess in the field of satellite communications for many years and culminating in the engineering implementation of the world's first operating direct broadcast radio satellite system." A Senior Member of the IEEE, he is a graduate of Allahabad University and holds a post-graduate diploma in electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.