Satellite Communications

  • Typ: Vorlesung (V)
  • Lehrstuhl: KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
  • Semester: SS 2024
  • Ort:

    Seminarraum 213 & 214 des CEL, Geb. 06.45

  • Zeit:

    Dienstag, zweiwöchentlich
    14:00 - 15:30 & 15:45 - 17:15
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  • Beginn: 16.04.2024
  • Dozent: Dr. Francisco Lázaro Blasco
    Dr. Federico Clazzer
  • SWS: 2
  • LVNr.: 2310566
  • Hinweis: Präsenz/Online gemischt

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Ort: Seminarraum 213 & 214 des CEL, Geb. 06.45

Satellite Communications

Until recently, applications of satellite communications were limited to niche markets such as maritime, aeronautical, or military communication. However, recent changes such as the emergence of megaconstellations (e.g., Kuiper and Starlink) have made satellite communications enter the mainstream.

The satellite communications course provides an overview of how modern satellite communications systems work. The lecture starts with an introduction to orbital mechanics and a discussion of the main types of satellite orbits.

Elliptical satellite orbit

The next set of lectures covers the lower layers of the protocol stack. In particular, a first lecture covers the design of satellite communication links and the computation of link budgets, followed by lectures on the physical layer transmission techniques used in satellite communications as well as multiple access protocols.

Iridium LEO satellite constellation

The following lectures delve into system and networking aspects of satellite constellations, as well as some interesting aspects of modern megaconstellations.

Network coverage of the Iridium LEO satellite constellation

The last lectures covering satellite communications focus on the payload aspects of communication satellites, with a special focus on antenna techniques, and a lecture on the characterization of the satellite wireless communication channel.

Finally, the course is completed with a lecture on satellite navigation.