Advances in sensor technology are revolutionizing the way remotely sensed data are
collected, managed, and analyzed. The incorporation of latest-generation sensors to
airborne and satellite platforms is currently producing a nearly continual stream of
high-dimensional data, and this explosion in the amount of collected information
has rapidly created new processing challenges.
The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation from the Wilkinson Microwave
Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite mission (14) is one of the main sources of data about
the early universe. Deciphering the CMB in terms of the density perturbations, gravity wave
polarization, power spectrum and its various indices is a formidable task. It also requires the
heavy CMB mathematical formalism based on General Relativity — see eg., the textbooks
Space technology has become increasingly important after the great development and rapid progress in information and communication technology as well as the technology of space exploration. This book deals with the latest and most prominent research in space technology. The first part of the book (first six chapters) deals with the algorithms and software used in information processing, communications and control of spacecrafts.
This book tries to address different aspects and issues related to video and multimedia distribution over the heterogeneous environment considering broadband satellite networks and general wireless systems where wireless communications and conditions can pose serious problems to the efficient and reliable delivery of content. Specific chapters of the book relate to different research topics covering the architectural aspects of the most famous DVB standard (DVB-T, DVB-S/S2, DVB-H etc.
Today, Ferguson and Bardell, Inc. can be characterized as follows:
Number 1 architectural firm in the Midwest.
Growth acceleration in past 2 years as satellite offices added.
• 620 consultants (billable resources) with varying expertise.
• Average billable time for all consultants: 92%
• Average tenure of consulting personnel: 7.5 years.
Marketing team has 25 people in central office and 2-3 in each satellite.
Sales team tends to focus on highly visible architecture projects by
maintaining an extensive corporate contact list.