CSVTU BE VII Semester ET&T Satellite Communication Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester : VII Branch: Electronics & Telecommunication

Subject: Satellite Communication

Total Theory Periods: 40 Total Tutorial Periods: 12

Total Marks in End Semester Examination: 80

Minimum number of Class tests to be conducted: Two




Synchronous satellite; Synchronous orbit; Orbital parameters; Satellite location with respect to

earth; Look angles; Earth coverage and slant range; Eclipse effect; Satellite frequency allocation and band


spectrum; General and technical characteristics of satellite communication system; Advantages of the satellite


communication; Active and Passive satellite systems; Current trends in satellite communication.



Communication Satellite Link Design:


Link design equation; System noise temperature; C/N, G/T ratio;

Atmosphere and ionosphere effects on link design; Uplink deign; Complete link design; Interference effects on


complete link design; Earth station parameters. SATELLITE COMMUNICATION LINKS: Analog baseband


signal; FDM techniques: SNR and CNR in FM in satellite link; SNR in FM with multiplexed telephone signals:


SCPC system CSSB system; Analog FM/FDM TV satellite link; Intermodulation effects in FM/FDM system;


Energy dispersal in FM/FDM signals; Digital baseband signal; K digital satellite design.



Multiple Access Techniques:


TDMA-Frame and burst structure; Frame Efficiency; Superframe: TDMA frame

acquisition and synchronization: FDMA compared to TDMA; TDMA burst TME plan; multiple beam TDMA


satellite system; Beam hopping TDMA; CDMA and hybrid access techniques; CSMA



Communication Satellite Subsystem:


Power supply; Attitude and orbit control; Propulsion subsystem;

Repeaters; Antenna subsystem; TTC subsystem; Thermal subsystem; Structure subsystem; Reliability of


satellite subsystem



Satellite Earth Stations:


Earth station design requirements; Earth station subsystem; Monitoring and control;

Frequency coordination; Small earth station VSAT; Mobile and transport earth station; TVRO system


Names of Text Books:

1. Fundamentals of Satellite Communication, Raja Rao, Pearson Education.

2. Satellite Communication, Mitra, PHI

Names of Reference Books:

1. Satellite Communications, Dr. D.C. Agarwal, Khanna Publishers

2. Satellite Communication System Engineering, Pritchard, Pearson Education

3. Satellite Communication, Timothy Pratt, John Wiley & sons

4. Satellite Communication, Robert M. Gagliardi, CBS Publishers & Distributors

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