ECE Course Outline
Satellite Communications and Navigation Systems (3-0-3)
- Catalog Description
- To introduce satellite communications and navigation system design including microwave transmission, satellite transponders, earth station hardware and satellite networks. A design project is required.
- Pratt, Bostian, Allnut, Satellite Communications (2nd edition), John Wiley, 2002. ISBN 9780471370079 (required)
- Topical Outline
Introduction to satellite system Orbital Mechanics Linking by satellite Available technologies (C, Ku, K-bands) Geosynchronous orbits and LEO's (Low Earth Orbits) Satellite design Transponder design Satellite propagation and transmission equations Uplink characterization Transponder characterization Downlink characterization Atmospheric effects Earth station design Uplink amplifiers, frequency converters, modulators Downlink amplifiers, frequency converters, demodulators Antennas Analog modulation techniques Digital modulation techniques Satellite networks FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, and packet Inter-satellite communications Performance evaaluation Navigation by satellite Time Difference of Arrival Techniques GPS Systems Limitations to Accuracy
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