EC331 Satellite Communication

Course Name: 

EC331 Satellite Communication


B.Tech (ECE)


Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Introduction to satellite Communications, Space craft, space craft sub systems, Altitude and orbit control systems, Telemetry, tracking and command, Power Systems, Communication sub systems, description of communication systems, transponders, Space craft antennas, Equipment reliability and space qualification, Multiple access systems, FDMA, FDM/FM/FDMA, TDMA, CDMA spread spectrum transmission and reception. Applicability of CDMA to commercial systems, demand access in the INTELSAT. TDMA system, SPADE, the INMARSAT system, Earth station, Satellite television networks .

 Course Objective:    
  • To provide an overview of Satellite communication and its applications in communication Engg.
  • To appreciate the contribution of Satellite communication to the overall technological growth.
  • To understand the various terminology, principles, devices, schemes, concepts, algorithms and different methodologies used.
Course outcomes: 
  • The students are expected to understand the basics of satellite communication.
  • To motivate students to pursue research in the area of space communication.


T. Pratt, Satellite communications, John Wiley, 2002
T. T. Ha., Digital satellite communication, Collier Macmillan, 1986


Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE)

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Dr. T. Laxminidhi,  Professor and Head, 
Department of E&C, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar,
Mangalore - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

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