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2012
SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

Full Marks : 70

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## Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words

as far as practicable.
Answer Question No. 1 and any four questions from the rest.

1.

a)

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## The apogee and perigee distances of a satellite orbiting

in an elliptical orbit are 45,000 km and 7000 km
respectively. Determine the following :

## Semi-major axis of the elliptical orbit

ii)

Orbit eccentricity

iii)

## Distance between the centre of earth and the

centre of elliptical orbit.

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i)

c)

d)

e)

## Briefly describe the two types of launch sequence used

to inject satellites.

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b)

## Describe the details of 5 Satellite types

i)

Communication satellite

ii)

Weather Forecasting

iii)

Earth observation

iv)

v)

Military Satellite.

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## The difference between the farthest and the closest

points in a satellites elliptical orbit from the surface of
the Earth is 30000 km and the sum of the distances is
50000 km. If the mean radius of the Earth is considered
to be 6400 km, determine the orbit eccentricity.

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d)

a)

## Define the purpose of the Monitoring & Control

equipment at Earth Stations.

b)

## What are the different Satellite Subsystems ? Explain

each with details.

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b)

## What are the essential criteria of a Satellite Link

Design ? Derive the mathematical formula associated
with this design.

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c)

a)

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## Scintillation effects. Explain briefly Faradays rotation

as experienced by a signal as ionospheric effect.

b)

2+2+2

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## Schematic and explain the principle of Up & Down

Conversion.
c)

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What are the typical features of LNA that are used for
Satellite Systems ?

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a)

## Explain the concept of Demand assigned Multiple

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Access technique.
b)

c)

d)

Explain

the

concept

of

Satellite

transponder

## What are the features of Earth Station Antennas ?

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principle.

b)

c)

1+1+3

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