13M031SS - Satellite Systems

Course specification
Course title Satellite Systems
Acronym 13M031SS
Study programme
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition No prerequisite
    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 of lectures Introduction. Types of satellite systems. Satellite orbits. 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 satellite communications.
    Contents of exercises Exercises, homeworks, projects.
    1. Gerard Maral, Michel Bousquet, Satellite Communications Systems: Systems, Techniques and Technology, 5th edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009. (Original title)
    2. Timothy Pratt, Charles Bostian, Jeremy Allnutt, Satellite Communications, John Wiley & Sons, 2003. (Original title)
    3. Shree Krishna Sharma, Symeon Chatzinotas, Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou, Satellite Communications in the 5G Era, Institution of Engineering & Technology, 2018. (Original title)
    4. Symeon Chatzinotas, Bjorn Ottersten, Riccardo De Gaudenzi, Cooperative and Cognitive Satellite Systems, Academic Press, 2015. (Original title)
    5. Zhili Sun, Satellite Networking: Principles and Protocols, John Wiley&Sons, 2014. (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