CT-474 Satellite Communications: Autumn 2016, DA-IICT

Course Description

Satellite Communications: theoretical and architectural topics

Tentative Course outline: Subject to change

  • Introduction (Chapter 1)

    • History, Space and Ground Segments, Orbit Types

  • Spectral Efficiency and Power versus Bandwidth Tradeoff (Chapter 4)

    • Required C/No with different modulation and coding

    • Different methods of spectrum sharing: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDMA, Random Access (Chapter 6)

  • Design of Satellite Links (Chapter 5)

    • Link Performance Objectives

      • C/No, Link Delay (Ch 3.4), Reliability (Ch 13)

    • Link analysis and link budgets

    • Influence of atmosphere

    • Mitigation of link impairments

  • Satellite Networks (Chapter 7)

    • OSI model, network topology,

    • Physical, MAC, RLC, RRC Layers

    • Satellite Link Control

  • Satellite System Design

    • Orbit Design (Chapter 2)

    • Earth Station Design (Chapter 8)

    • Satellite Communication Payload Design (Chapter 9)

    • Satellite Bus Design (Chapter 10)

    • Satellite Launch and Commissioning (Chapter 11)