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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Satellite Communication Systems

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


Satellite communication is a form of wireless communication that covers large area and long distance using satellites as repeaters. Course prerequisite is digital communication. In this course the participants will get the basic technical knowledge of orbital dynamics, subsystems used in space segment and ground segment, power and bandwidth requirement, effect of the transmission medium, other impairments and techniques to mitigate them, regulatory aspect and standards, and some value added  examples.


Week 1:
Week 2:
Space segment
Week 3:
Ground segment, propagation effect
Week 4:
Link Budget
Week 5:
Link Budget, Multiple Access
Week 6:
Multiple Access, Capacity enhancement
Week 7:
Nonlinearity, Synchronization
Week 8:
TCP over satellite, ITU regulations, Standards and examples

Taught by

Kalyan Kumar Bandyopadhyay

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