COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Satellite Communication
Course Code: 
15ECE356
Year Taught: 
2015
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Satellite Communication' is an elective course offered for the B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) in Electronics and Communication Engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Review of Microwave Communications - Overview of satellite communications - Satellite orbits - Orbital mechanics and effects - Kepler’s laws - Configurations of various orbits - Orbital elements - Elevation and azimuth angles - Doppler effect - Effect of the sun and moon - Sun transit outage. Satellite link models and design - Satellite system parameters - Link budget design.

Unit 2

Satellite subsystems – AOCS - TTC&M - Power and communication subsystems - Computations and controlling by processors - Satellite multiple access schemes – FDMA - TDMA and CDMA - Spread spectrum concepts - Comparison of multiple access schemes.

Unit 3

Satellite applications – VSAT - DTH television principles - Direct broadcast radios - Principles of navigation – GPS - Satellites and launch vehicles – INSAT - IRS satellites – PSLVs - GSLVs.

TEXTBOOKS

  1. T.Pratt, C.W.Bostain and J.E.Allnut, “Satellite Communications” John Wiley and Sons, Second Edition, 2003.

REFERENCES

  1. Dennis Roddy, “Satellite Communications” McGraw-Hill Publishing company, Fourth Edition, 2006.