Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Satellite communications systems and networks

COM-414

Lecturer(s) :

Farserotu John

Language:

English

Summary

Study of satellite communication (SATCOM) systems and IP satellite networks.

Content

Introduction to satellite communication

- Systems and services (e.g. INMARSAT)

- SATCOM transmitters, receivers and antennas

- SATCOM link budget analysis

Mobile satellite channel

- Multipath, shadowing, Doppler spread, delay spread

- Waveform design implications

SATCOM multiple access and access control

- FDMA, TDMA, CDMA and capacity and trades

- Random access and MAC (e.g. FAMA, DAMA)

SATCOM modulation, error correction and control

- MPSK, MPSK TCM modulation and demodulation

- Convolutional coding, Viterbi decoding, error control

SATCOM antennas

- Satellite phased array and mobile terminal antennas

- Antenna diversity combining techniques

TCP/IP over SATCOM

- TCP/IP over satellite performance issues

- Satellite IP enhancements, routing, congestion control

IP/ATM over satellite networks

-Introduction to IP/ATM over SATCOM

- IP/ATM SATCOM network integration

Emerging systems and issues

- Broadand and Satellite UMTS (S-UMTS)

- SATCOM system cost considerations

Special topics in wireless communication

- High Altitude Platforms (HAPs)

Keywords

SATCOM, satellite channel, SATCOM multiple access, modulation, antennas, TCP/IP, IP/ATM

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

No prerequisite courses

Important concepts to start the course

BS engineering

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Websites
Moodle Link

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
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12-13BC01
INF1
INF3
    
13-14    
14-15BC01
INF1
INF3
    
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German