Satellite communication systems

Course Description

Satellite links and access methods. Communication satellite design. Global and spot beam antennas. Polarisation and frequency reuse techniques. EIRP. Effects of system non-linearity. FDMA, TDMA, SCPC and SPADE system design. Satellite link design. Multichannel system calculations. On-board regeneration. Link power control. Propagation delay and echo cancellation. VSAT system. Mobile satellite networks. GEO, LEO and MEO systems. Satellite system management.

Study Programmes

Postgraduate doctoral study programme


Bruce R. Elbert (2008.), Introduction to Satellite Communication, Artech House
Dennis Roddy (2006.), Satellite Communications, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill
Michael Olorunfunmi Kolawole (2016.), Satellite Communication Engineering, 2nd ed., CRC Press

For students


ID 154786
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning