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IT 488: Fundamentals of Satellite Communications

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Provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of satellite communications systems. Major topics include satellite orbits and constellations, the space segment, antennas, modulation, coding, satellite access methods and link analysis. Also covers satellite applications, with emphasis on recent developments in the satellite communications field. Hands-on design experience is gained through the use of readily available vendor software systems.

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Limited to 2 Attempts


Provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of satellite communications systems. Major topics include satellite orbits and constellations, the space segment, antennas, modulation, coding, satellite access methods and link analysis. Also covers satellite applications, with emphasis on recent developments in the satellite communications field. Hands-on design experience is gained through the use of readily available vendor software systems.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

IT 300 and IT 341 and (MATH 108 or MATH 113).

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