code EC520
credit_hours 3
title Satellite Communications
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prequisites EC422
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes Orbits and Earth Coverage: Orbital parameters-circular and elliptical orbits-GEO,MEO,LEO. Link budget, atmospheric Losses- frequency bands. Satellite construction (payload, platform)- Radio system technology (Multiple Access Techniques. Antennas. Mobile satellite communication systems. Direct satellite broadcasting , VSAT)
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objectives To describe different types of satellite orbits, to address the limitations and capabilities of the satellite communication system and to review different types of satellite communication systems.
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ref. books T.Pratt, C.W.Bostian, "Satellite Communications", John Wiely & Sons
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textbook G.Maral,M.bousquet, "Satellite Communication systems", John Wiely &sons
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Course Content
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1 Introduction to satellite communications (historical background, comparison between terrestrial and satellite links, advantages and limitations of satellite communication, types of satellite services.
2 Satellite Orbits (Orbital parameters, circular orbits, Kepler laws, elliptical orbits)
3 Satellite Orbits ?Cont.? (GEO orbits calculations, MEO and LEO orbits) ? Satellite Link (Link budget, atmospheric losses)
4 Satellite Link ?Cont.?(frequency bands, polarization effects)? Satellite Construction (platform)
5 Satellite Construction ( payload ?transponder?)
6 Satellite Construction ( payload ?Antennas?)
7 Radio System Technology (Multiple Access techniques ?FDMA, SCPC, Guard bands and crosstalk) +7th Week Exam
8 Radio System Technology (TDMA ?Frame structure, synchronization, frame design)
9 Radio System Technology (CDMA ?DS-CDMA ,FH-CDMA? )
10 Earth Stations
11 Satellite Communication (Fixed Satellite Services)
12 Satellite Communication (Mobile Satellite Communications ?INMARSAT, ICO ? )
13 Satellite Communication (VSAT)
14 Satellite Communication (Direct satellite broadcasting)
15 Satellite Communication (Direct satellite broadcasting)
16 Final Examination