Cleveland State University

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

EEC 655/755 SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

Spring  2009

 

Instructor:                            Dr. Fuqin Xiong

Office:                                   SH 331 Phone: 687-2127,

Email:                                    f.xiong@csuohio.edu

Prerequisite:                        EEC 651 Digital Communications

Text:                                       T. Pratt, C. Bostian, and J. Allnutt, Satellite Communications, John Wiley, 2003 (1st ed. 1986)

References:                          Fuqin Xiong, Digital Modulation Techniques, Artech House, 2000 or second edition 2007.

                                                R. van Nee and R. Prasad, OFDM for wireless multimedia Communications, Artech House, 2000

                                                R. Gagliardi, Satellite Communications, John Wiley (originally by Van Nostrand Reinhold), 1991

                                                Articles in the literature.

Course Description:

                This course puts emphasis on the network and system aspects of the satellite communications. Basic modulation, error-control coding and link budget are not covered since they were taught in Digital Communications. However advanced topics in modulation and link budget will be added. Topics covered are: orbital aspects of satellite communications, satellite subsystems, advanced modulations (MSK-type modulations, continuous phase modulations, quasi-constant envelope modulations), OFDM for satellite communications, multipath and rain effect on satellite link design, multiple access (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA), packet-switched satellite network, VSAT networks, and mobile satellite networks.  

Homework will be assigned and collected. Answers of homework will be provided.

 

 
 


Grading:                       Midterm Test                                                                                                                                                              40%

                                       Final Exam                                                                                                                                                                    40%

                                        Term Project (due by the semester end)                                     20%

 

 

Course Outline

 

 

Week               

Topics

Sections

 

1

Introduction

Orbital mechanics

Chap. 1, (Pratt et al)

2.1 (Pratt et al)

 

2

Look angle determination

Orbital effects and launches

2.2 (Pratt et al)

2.3-2.6 (Pratt et al)

 

3

AOCS, TT & C

Transponders & Antennas

3.1-3.4  (Pratt et al)

3.5-3.7 (Pratt et al)

 

4

Modulations for satellite communications

Selected sections from Xiong

 

5

Modulations for satellite communications

Selected sections from Xiong

 

6

OFDM for satellite communications

Selected sections from Xiong and Literature

 

7

Multipath and rain effect on link design

Chapter 4 & 8 (Pratt et al)

 

8

Review

Midterm Test (in class, open book)

 

 

9

Spring Recess

 

 

10

Term project assigned

Topic 1: OFDM techniques in satellite communications

Topic 2:  Multiple access technologies in satellite communications

Including but not limited to FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA.

Topic 3:  Network technologies in satellite communications

Including but not limited to Packet Switched Satellite Network, VSAT, and Mobile Satellite Network

 

 

 

Information Literacy, literature search methods,  practice

Presented by Dr. Xiong

 

 

Information Literacy, literature search methods,  practice

Presented by Theresa Nawalanic (librarian)

 

11

Multiple Access (FDMA, TDMA, Demand Access, Random Access, Packet radio CDMA)

Chapter 6 (Pratt et al)

 

12

Multiple Access (FDMA, TDMA, Demand Access, Random Access, Packet radio CDMA)

Chapter 6 (Pratt et al

 

13

VSAT networks

Chapter 9 (Pratt et al)

 

14

LEO and non-geostationary satellite

Chapter 10 (Pratt et al)

 

15

Direct broadcast satellite television and radio

Chapter 11 (Pratt et al)

 

16

Satellite navigation and Global positioning system

Term Project Due

Final exam (take home) assigned

Chapter 12 (Pratt et al)

 

17

Final Exam due at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 12
 

 

 

Last Day to Add (at 8:00 pm)

Jan 23

Last Day to Drop (at 8:00 pm)

Jan 30

President's Day (University Holiday)

Feb 16

Spring Recess

Mar 15-22

Classes Resume

Mar 23

Last Day to Withdraw (at 8:00 pm)

Apr 3

Last Day of Classes

May 8

Final Exams

May 9-15