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