Course Code: DS-303

TThis course requires a well developed background on telecommunication systems, digital techniques and wireless links are required. In this course, Satellite links for diverse services are studied with an emphasis on performance evaluation and link availability.

  1. Satellite communication systems (characteristics, services, earth stations, organizations and standardization bodies).
  2. Orbit mechanics (Keplerian orbits, motion equations, orbit parameters, earth orbit, earth-satellite relative geometry, GEO, LEO, MEO, HEO satellites).
  3. Analysis and design of satellite communication links (antenna characteristic parameters, link budget for clear sky conditions and for rain conditions, noise effects, quality measures and figures of merit for satellite receivers, the transmission path, signal to noise ratio for an earth station to earth station link, satellite amplifiers and transfer characteristics, saturation and power gain at the satellite).
  4. Transmission techniques analysis (analogue and digital baseband transmission techniques and modulation for audio and video signals).
  5. Multiple access techniques (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA) for satellite networks, single and multiple beam systems.
  1. Pratt T., Bostian C. & Allnutt J., (2003): Satellite Communications, Wiley.
  2. Maral G. & Bousquet M. (2002): Satellite Communications Systems, John Wiley and Sons Ltd.