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13M031SS - Satellite Systems

Course specification
Course title Satellite Systems
Acronym 13M031SS
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module System Engineering and Radio Communications
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition None
    The goal To familiarize students with the principles of the contemporary satellite telecommunication systems.
    The outcome By the end of the course the students will understand the principles of the contemporary satellite telecommunication systems.
    Contents
    Contents of lectures Introduction. Types of satellite systems. Orbital mechanics. Satellite system architecture and subsystems. Satellite channel characteristics. Overview of modulation and error correction techniques. Link budget. Multiple access techniques. High throughput satellite systems. Intersatellite links. Cooperative and cognitive satellite systems. Overview of standards in satelllite communications.
    Contents of exercises Exercises, homeworks, projects
    Literature
    1. Gerard Maral, Michel Bousquet, Satellite communications systems: systems, techniques and technology, 5th edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009. (Original title)
    2. Dennis Roddy, Satellite communications, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2006. (Original title)
    3. Timothy Pratt, Charles Bostian, Jeremy Allnutt, Satellite communications, John Wiley & Sons, 2003. (Original title)
    4. Symeon Chatzinotas, Bjorn Ottersten, Riccardo De Gaudenzi, Cooperative and cognitive satellite systems, Academic Press, 2015. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 1
    Methods of teaching Lectures, exercises, homeworks, projects.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures Test paper 60
    Practical lessons 40 Oral examination
    Projects
    Colloquia
    Seminars