CSVTU BE VIII Semester Electrical Engineering Satellite Communication Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester: 8th Branch: Electrical Engg.

Subject: Satellite Communication


Total Theory Periods: 50 Total Tut Periods: 12


Total Marks in End Semester Exam: 80


Minimum number of Class tests to be conducted: 2


Unit –I Introduction:



Synchronous satellite; Synchronous orbit, orbital parameter, satellite location with respect to earth; Look angles;

Earth coverage and slant range; Eclipse effect; satellite frequency allocation and band spectrum; General And

technical characteristic of satellite communication system; Advantage of satellite communication; Active and

Passive satellite systems; current trends in satellite communication.

Unit –II Communication satellite link design:

Link design equation; system noise temperature; C/N, G/T ratio; Atmosphere and ionosphere effect on link design;

Uplink design; complete link design interferences effect of complete link design Earth Station parameter, satellite

communication link Analog base band Signals; FDM Techniques; SNR and CNR in FM in satellites link SNR in FM

with multiplexed telephone signals; SCPC system CSSB system;

Analog FM/FDM TV satellites link; inter modulation effects in FM/FDM system; Energy dispersal in FM/FDM signals;

Design base band signals; K digital satellite design.

Unit III Multiple Access Techniques:

TDMA Frame and burst structure; Frame Efficiency; Superfarme: 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

Unit IV Communication Satellite Subsystem:

Power supply; Attitude and orbit control; Propulsion subsystem; Repeaters; Antenna subsystem; TTC subsystem;

Thermal sub system structure subsystem: Reliability of satellites subsystem.

Unit –V Satellite Earth stations:

Earth stations design requirements; Earth stations subsystem; Monitoring and control; Frequency coordination;

small earth station VSAT; Mobile and transport station; TVRO system.


1. Satellite communication, Timothy Pratt, Jhn Wiley & sons.

2. Satellite communication, Roddy, McGraw Hill Pbs.

Reference Books:

1. Satellite communication, Dr.D.C. Agrawal, Khanna Publishers.

2. Satellite communication, Robert M. Gagliardi, CSB Publishers & Distributors.

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