RF Measurements Syllabus2019-06-18T12:15:14+02:00

RF and Microwave Course Syllabus

  • Introduction

    • History Review
    • Communication satellites structure
    • Satellite types
    • Satcom operating frequencies
    • Implementation of satellite communications
    RF Microwave and Wireless free Tutorial-Introduction
  • Satellite Orbits

    • Satellite Orbits
    • LEO communication satellites
    • IRIDIUM
    • GLOBALSTAR
    • Orbcomm
    • New programs for LEO systems
    • Launchers and satellite launching
    • Orbit equations and Kepler’s laws
    • Orbit Interference: sun outage, and eclipses
    RF Microwave and wireless Free Tutorial-Noise in Communication Systems
  • The satellite link

    • Characteristics of satellite communications
    • Antennas and radiated power EIRP
    • Path Loss
    • Temperature and noise
    • Sensitivity calculations & figure of merit  (G / T)
  • Link budget

    • Introduction
    • Basic satellite link
    • The satellite transponder
    • Total satellite link
    • Practical satcom links versus the theoretical model
    • Path losses and precipitation
  • Modulation, multiplexing and access methods

    • Modulation methods
    • Digital and analog communications
    • Communication under noise conditions
    • Error coding and correction
    • Compression methods – TV and audio
    • Multiplexing and access methods
    • Modern satellite communication standards:
    • Channel forward: DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-Sx
    • Return channel: DVB-RCS DVB-RCS2 E-SSA
  • Earth stations

    • Structure of earth stations and earth station subsystems
    • Types of antennas
    • Tracking systems
    • Transmitters, converters and amplifiers (LNA, LNB)
    • Monitoring, control and backup systems
  • Coordination and registration of satellites

    • ITU organization
    • Registration of satellites in space
    • Frequency coordination processes
    • Ground station licensing procedures
  • Management and operation of satellite systems

    Satellite systems management & control

    • Frequency planning and operation control
    • IOT testing
    • Management of the satellite resources and line up procedures
    • Interference geolocation
  • Summary

    • Key messages
    • Global trends

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