Courses Catalogue

Advanced Satellite And Microwave Communications

COURSE CODE: TEL7204
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Telecommunications Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will cover the most relevant aspects of satellite & microwave communications, with emphasis on the most recent applications and developments.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

1.      determine the orbital parameters of a satellite

2.      calculate the baseband signal-to-noise ratio or bit error rate for a satellite link

3.      design a communications satellite system to meet specified objectives for signal to noise ratio (S/N) in an analog baseband or BER in a digital link using appropriate multiple access techniques

4.      design satellite communication systems using GEO or LEO satellites to carry voice, video, or data signals using analog or digital modulation

5.      design microwave components such as power dividers, hybrid junctions, microwave filters, ferrite devices, and single-stage microwave transistor amplifiers

6.      quantify the effects of noise in microwave systems

7.      quantify the signal and noise characteristics of microwave systems such as communication networks, radars, and radiometers, and relate this to the design process

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completing this course, students are expected to:

1.      Ability to discus radio communication and relate it to microwave and satellite communications.

2.      Demonstrate an understanding of satellite systems

3.      Discuss the use of microwave radio systems in communications

4.      improve skills in written communication, through a project report