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.
The first lecture in the Autumn semester will be on Oct 25th ...
University of Wales (Newport) Lectures
Primers
Lectures
Past Papers
Coursework
Tutorial Questions
Misc
Notices to students:
Maths 1
Maths 2
Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Lecture 7
Lecture 8
Revision 1
Autumn 2008
Autumn 2009
Spring 2009
Coursework
Rain Fade
A primer on Logarithms and decibels. Which is better: a 1dB pay rise or 20% ?
Sine and Cosine rules in spherical triangles
Orbits
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
2009
Ka band satellite communications to aircraft on polar flights
2010
Uplink interference strategies for Ka band satellite on the move
Orbits for short duration earth observation missions
Spring 2010
Questions
Questions
Questions
Questions
Answers
Answers
Answers
Answers
2011
TBD
Other Lectures
An Introduction to Military Satcom
MSc Dissertation Subjects
Milsatcom
Year
University
Subject
Newport
Glamorgan
Newport
Newport
Note that much of this material is in password protected. Passwords will be given to students throughout the course.

2012
TBD
2013
TBD
2015