Satellite Communication UNIT I INTRODUCTION [2] : Origin of Satellite Communications, Historical Back-ground, Basic Concepts of Satellite Communications, Frequency

allocations for Satellite Services, Applications, Future Trends of Satellite Communications. UNIT II ORBITAL MECHANICS AND LAUNCHERS[1] : Orbital Mechanics, Look Angle determination, Orbital perturbations, Orbit determination, launches and launch vehicles, Orbital effects in communication systems performance. UNIT III SATELLITE SUBSYSTEMS[1] : Attitude and orbit control system, telemetry, tracking, Command and monitoring, power systems, communication subsystems, Satellite antenna Equipment reliability and Space qualification. UNIT IV SATELLITE LINK DESIGN[1] : Basic transmission theory, system noise temperature and G/T ratio, Design of down links, up link design, Design of satellite links for specified C/N, System design example. UNIT V MULTIPLE ACCESS[1][2] : Frequency division multiple access (FDMA) , Intermodulation, Calculation of C/N. Time division Multiple Access (TDMA) Frame structure, Examples. Satellite Switched TDMA Onboard processing, DAMA, Code Division Multiple access (CDMA),Spread spectrum transmission and reception. UNIT VI EARTH STATION TECHNOLOGY[3]: Introduction, Transmitters, Receivers, Antennas, Tracking systems, Terrestrial interface, Primary power test methods. UNIT VII LOW EARTH ORBIT AND GEO-STATIONARY SATELLITE SYSTEMS[1] : Orbit consideration, coverage and frequency considerations, Delay & Throughput considerations, System considerations, Operational NGSO constellation Designs UNIT VIII SATELLITE NAVIGATION & THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM [1] : Radio and Satellite Navigation, GPS Position Location principles, GPS Receivers and codes, Satellite signal acquisition, GPS Navigation Message, GPS signal levels, GPS receiver operation, GPS C/A code accuracy, Differential GPS.

Satellite Communication Lesson Plan Period 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Topic to be covered Remarks UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION: Origin of Satellite Communications Historical Back-ground Basic Concepts of Satellite Communications Frequency allocations for Satellite Services Applications, Future Trends of Satellite Communications UNIT 2 ORBITAL MECHANICS AND LAUNCHERS: Orbital Mechanics Look Angle determination Do Orbital perturbations Orbit determination Launches and launch vehicles Orbital effects in communication systems performance Review & Problems UNIT 3 SATELLITE SUBSYSTEMS: Attitude and orbit control system Ttelemetry, tracking, Command and monitoring, Do Power systems Communication subsystems, Satellite antenna Equipment reliability and Space qualification Review & Problems UNIT 4 SATELLITE LINK DESIGN: Basic transmission theory System noise temperature and G/T ratio Do Design of down links, up link design Do Design of satellite links for specified C/N Do System design example Review & Problems UNIT 5 MULTIPLE ACCESS Frequency division multiple access (FDMA) Intermodulation, Calculation of C/N

Time division Multiple Access (TDMA) Frame structure, Examples 33. Satellite Switched TDMA 34. Onboard processing, DAMA 35. Code Division Multiple access (CDMA), 36. Spread spectrum transmission and reception 37. Review & Problems 38. Do UNIT 6 EARTH STATION TECHNOLOGY: 39. Introduction, Transmitters, Receivers 40. Antennas 41. Tracking systems 42. Terrestrial interface 43. Primary power test methods 44. Review & Problems UNIT 7 LOW EARTH ORBIT AND GEO-STATIONARY SATELLITE SYSTEMS: 45. Orbit consideration 46. Coverage and frequency considerations 47. Delay & Throughput considerations 48. System considerations 49. Operational NGSO constellation Designs 50. Review & Problems UNIT 8 SATELLITE NAVIGATION & THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM: 51. Radio and Satellite Navigation 52. GPS Position Location principles 53. GPS Receivers and codes 54. Satellite signal acquisition 55. GPS Navigation Message 56. GPS signal level 57. GPS receiver operation 58. GPS C/A code accuracy 59. Differential GPS. 60. Review & Problems 61. 62. 32.

BOOKS : 1. Satellite Communications - Timothy Pratt, Charles Bostian and Jeremy Allnutt, WSE, Wiley Publications, 2nd Edition, 2003. 2. Satellite Communications Engineering - Wilbur L. Pritchard, Robert A Nelson and Henri G.Suyderhoud, 2nd Edition, Pearson Publications, 2003. REFERENCES : 1. Satellite Communications : Design Principles - M. Richharia, BSP, 2nd Edition, 2003. 2. Satellite Communication - D.C Agarwal, Khanna Publications, 5th Ed. 3. Fundamentals of Satellite Communications - K.N. Raja Rao, PHI, 2004 4. Satellite Communications - Dennis Roddy, McGraw Hill, 2nd Edition, 1996.

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