Dr. Carmody has thirty years of experience in industry developing human speech processing systems and communications systems. He has been described as a "blue collar" PhD becuase he has worked every aspect from conceptual design through deployment and support.
This course presents the fundamentals of satellite communications link design and provides an overview of practical considerations. Existing systems are described and analyzed, including direct broadcast satellites, VSAT links, and Earth-orbiting and deep space spacecraft. Topics include satellite orbits, link analysis, antenna and payload design, interference and propagation effects, modulation techniques, coding, multiple access, and Earth station design.
525.416 Communication Systems Engineering.
The course goal for Satellite Communications is to provide the student with the basic understanding of the unique challenges of designing, developing, fielding, maintaining, and operating satellite communications systems. Several case studies will be examined for GEO, LEO, and other types of satellite systems.
The first of the primary course objectives is to understand how mission dictates orbit. This will require the student to understand the basics of orbital mechanics, the types of satellite orbits, the location of ground stations, and the look angles from ground stations to the satellite. User footprints will also be covered.
This course is typically taught in the fall semester in Montgomery County.
|Homework (6 assignments)||25%|
|Project 2 and Presentation||15%|
A working knowledge of MATLAB is very helpful.
There will be group projects and the development of a SATCOM tool for general class use.
Textbook information for this course is available online through the MBS Direct Virtual Bookstore.
There are notes for this course.
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