COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Satellite Communication
Course Code: 
19CCE443
Year Taught: 
2019
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

Satellite Communication is an elective course offered in the B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering program at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Pre Requisite(s): Communication Theory

Objectives

  • To provide an overview of the satellite communication systems
  • To understand design parameters involved in the communication using satellites
  • To appreciate the contribution of satellite communication to the technological advancement in the area of communication

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Able to understand the orbital mechanics, various functional principles and prepare link budget for satellite communication systems
  • CO2: Able to comprehend the various subsystems involved in satellite communication and its functionalities
  • CO3: Able to analyze signal processing schemes for satellite communications
  • CO4: Able to understand the application of satellite communication systems

CO – PO Mapping

PO/PSO/CO PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12 PSO1 PSO2
CO1 3 3 - - - - - - - - 2 - 3 -
CO2 3 2 - - - - - - - - - - 3 2
CO3 3 2 2 - - - - - - - - - 3 -
CO4 3 2 2 - - 3 - - - - 2 3 3 -

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.

Textbook(s)

  • T.Pratt, C.W.Bostain and J.E.Allnut, “Satellite Communications”, John Wiley and Sons, Second Edition, 2003.
  • Dennis Roddy, “Satellite Communications”, McGraw-Hill Publishing company, Fourth Edition, 2006.

Reference(s)

  • Wilbur L.Pritchard, Hendri G. Suyderhoud, Robert A. Nelson, “Satellite Communication Systems Engineering”, Prentice Hall/Pearson, 2007.
  • M.Richharia, “Satellite Communication Systems-Design Principles”, Macmillan 2003.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15 -
Periodical 2 (P2) 15 -
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20 -
End Semester - 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.