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TCOM 607: Satellite Communications

Course Information from University Catalog

Not Repeatable

Topics include introduction to satellite communications systems; historical aspects; orbital mechanics and launchers; satellite components such as payload, orbital maneuvering systems, cooling systems, and antennas; look angle predictions; link budget; overall link design; multiple access such as TDMA, CDMA, ALOHA, TDMA, and MFTDMA; error control for digital satellite links; propagation effects on satellite links; elements of VSAT systems and nongeostationary satellite systems; and direct broadcast satellite services.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Credits: 3


TCOM 551

1 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2017