This part of the website is a repository for some of the lecture notes and supporting material for two university courses. I teach the Satellite Communications lectures on the MSc in Telecomms and Management at the University of Wales (Newport) and guest lectures at the University of Glamorgan.
I've added a few other lectures and bits for interest.
University of Wales (Newport) Lectures
Notices to students:
A primer on Logarithms and decibels. Which is better: a 1dB pay rise or 20% ?
Sine and Cosine rules in spherical triangles
An overview of satellite communications
Orbits & the main subsystems of a satellite
Link budgets 1: The principles of link budgetting
Link budgets 2: Rain loss, pointing loss, polarisation, shadowing etc
Antenna principles and ground terminal design
An overview of modulation and coding schemes
Multiple Acccess and satellite telephony
Satellite broadcast and Internet over satellite
Revision and worked examples
Answer to the three questions from lecture 5
Notes on a technique to estimate rain margins
A primer on orbits and manoeuvres
Experiments in satellite communications using Satellite Toolkit
Optical propagation for earth-space paths
Ka band satellite communications to aircraft on polar flights
Uplink interference strategies for Ka band satellite on the move
Orbits for short duration earth observation missions
An Introduction to Military Satcom
MSc Dissertation Subjects
Note that much of this material is in password protected. Passwords will be given to students throughout the course.