Satellite Communications (EE408) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Satellite Communications EE408 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE 310 and EE 401
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Elif Aydın
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide fundamental concepts of satellite communications.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Analyze the earth segment as well as the space segment
  • Calculate the relative earth-satellite geometry
  • Determine the antenna gain and size
  • State modulation, coding and multiple access
  • Analyze the link budget for a complete satellite system
  • Analyze the different modes of interference due to other satellite systems or neighboring terrestrial microwave stations
  • Analyze between satellite systems and their corresponding earth stations.
Course Content Introduction to communication using satellites. Orbits and launching methods. Propagation characteristics. Orbit perturbations. Geostationary orbit. The space segment. The earth segment. Interference. Satellite acess. Modulation techniques and coding.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Overview of Satellite Systems Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
2 Orbits and Launching Methods Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
3 Orbits and Launching Methods Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
4 Radio Wave Propagation Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
5 Polarization Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
6 Antennas Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
7 The Space Segment Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
8 The Earth Segment Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
9 Interference Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
10 Satellite Access Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
11 Satellite Access Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
12 Modulation Techniques Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
13 Modulation Techniques Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
14 Future directions in satellite communications Review last week and Glance this week’s topics from the lecture
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics

Sources

Course Book 1. Roddy, D., Satellite Communications, Mc Graw Hill, 2001
Other Sources 2. Pratt, T. and Bostian,C. W., Satellite Communications, John Wiley&Sons, 1986.
3. Pritchard, W., Suyderhaut, H. and Nelson, R. A., Satellite Communications Systems Engineering, Prentice Hall, 1993.
4. Maral, G. and Bousquet, M.,Satellite Communications Systems: Systems, Techniques and Technology , John Wiley&Sons, 2002.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 25
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 5 10 50
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 8 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 12 12
Total Workload 126