This course examines satellite telecommunication systems with an emphasis on modern systems and their link issues. Topics include a historical perspective, orbital mechanics and constellations, choice of orbital parameters, propagation considerations, link budgets, interference issues and existing and proposed mobile satellite systems. It also looks at some of the business aspects such as the cost of deploying and maintaining satellite systems.
- Introduction and General Overview
- Types of Satellite Communications Systems
- Some History
- Link issues
Receivers, LNAs, Figure of Merit
- Total System Performance
- Orbital Mechanics
- Basic Equations
- Special Orbits
- Geometry and Movement
- Real World Effects
- RF and Licensing Issues
- Spectrum Allocations
- Modulation, Multiplexing, Multiple Access
- Current and Future Trends
- Spectrum Sharing
- Interference and Coordination
- MSS Issues
- Telemetry and Tracking
- Power Limitations
- Spacecraft Control
Dennis Roddy, ‘Satellite Communication’, McGraw Hill International, 4th Edition,2006.
Wilbur L. Pritchard, Hendri G. Suyderhoud, Robert A. Nelson, ‘Satellite Communication Systems Engineering’, Prentice Hall/Pearson, 2007.