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ERR061 - Satellites in communications and navigation
 
Owner: EMAST
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: C
Department: 75 - EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0101 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

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TELTA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
COMAS MSc PROGRAMME IN HARDWARE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, Year 1 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
EMAST MSc PROGR. IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Gunnar Elgered
Bitr professor  Rüdiger Haas



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Mathematics, physics, programming skills.

Aim

This course aims at introducing the students to the application of satellites for communication and navigation purposes.

Goal

The goal is to reach a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles when designing global satellite systems for communication and navigation using radio waves.

Content

The course gives a general introduction to satellite communication and navigation systems. World-wide communication systems are reviewed. The satellite communication link is compared to other terrestrial links using radio techniques or transmission via optical fibers. Multiple access techniques such as frequency and time division multiple access (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA) will be studied.
One goal of the course is to understand the design of a satellite communication system in terms of the power budget of the link. The areas to be studied in order to reach this goal are: microwave transmitters and receivers, ground station and satellite antennas, radio wave propagation in the atmosphere, including polarization and depolarization effects, the noise contribution from the receivers and the atmosphere, requirements of signal to noise ratios for different modulation and coding techniques, satellite orbits, and international regulations which introduce constraints on the satellite link design.
Finally, present satellite communication systems are reviewed and possibilities for future systems are discussed.
Also present day and planned satellite navigation systems are presented and their basic principles and their applications are reviewed.

Organisation

A major part of the course is based on active working groups studying relevant problems for the design of satellite communication links.
Several homework excersise are to be handed in.
FIELD TRIPS: Excursions to the Onsala Space Observatory (where several laborative tasks are carried out) and the Saab-Ericsson Space company.

Literature

T. Pratt, C. W. Bostian, J. Allnutt: Satellite Communications, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 047137007X, 2003.
or
G. Maral, M. Bousquet: Satellite Communication Systems: Systems, Techniques and Technology, 4th edition, Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0471496545, 2002.
or
E. Lutz, M. Werner, A. Jahn: Satellite Systems for Personal and Broadband Communications, Springer, ISBN 3-540-66840-3, 2000.

Examination

Each individual writes an individual report which is evaluated for grading. Additionally, an oral examination is required.


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