Syllabus of GTU Satellite communication 7th Sem EC

Syllabus of GTU Satellite communication 7th Sem EC


Electronics & Communication Engg.



Subject Name: Satellite communication (Department Elective – I)

Subject Code: 171007


1. Introduction:

Overview of Satellite Communication


2. Orbital Mechanics and launchers:

Orbital Mechanics, Look Angle Determination, Orbital perturbations, orbit

Control system, Telemetry, tracking, Command and monitoring, power

systems, Communication subsystems, Transponders, Satellite Antennas,

Equipment reliability and space qualification.


3. Satellite Link Design:

Basic transmission Theory, system noise temperature and G/T ratio,

Design of downlinks, Satellite systems using small earth stations Uplink

design, Design for C/N:Combining C/N and C/I values in satellite links,

System design examples


4. Multiple access techniques for satellite links:

Multiple access, Frequency division Multiple Access, Time, division

Multiple Access, On board processing, Demand access Multiple Access,

Random access. Code division Multiple Access.


5. Propagation effects and their impact on satellite-earth links:

Quantifying attenuation and depolarization, propagation effects that are not

associated with hydrometers, rain and ice effects, prediction of rain

attenuation, prediction of XPD, propagation impairment Countermeasures.


6. VSAT systems:

Nnetwork architectures, Access control protocol, Basic techniques, SAT

earth station engineering, Calculation of link margins for VSAT star

network, system design procedures.


7. Low Earth Orbit and Non-Geostationary Satellite systems:

Orbit considerations, Coverage and frequency considerations, Delay and

throughput considerations, Operational NGSO constellation design,

introduction to Satellite mobile network


8. Direct broadcast Satellite TV and radio:

C-Band and Ku band home satellite TV, Digital DBS –TV, DBS –TV

system design, DBS –TV link budget, error control in digital DBS TV, DBS

–TV link budget, Master control station and uplink, establishment of DBS –

TV antennas Satellite radio broadcasting


9. Satellite Navigation and Global Positioning System:

Radio and Satellite navigation, GPS position location principles, GPS

receivers and Codes ,satellite signal acquisition, GPS navigation message,

GPS signal levels, timing accuracy, GPS receiver operation.


Reference Books:

1. Satellite Communication, by Timothy Pratt, Charles Bostian, Jeremy Allnutt, Willey Student edition, second edition

2. Satellite Communication, by Dennis Roddy, TataMcGraw Hill

3. Communication Satellite systems,by James Martyn, Prentice Hall

4. Satellite communication by Wilbur L. Pritchard & Josheph a.Sciulli-PHI

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