This course covers the design and analysis of satellite communication systems and networks. It provides an introduction to satellite communication (SATCOM) systems and design, satellite link budget analysis, the SATCOM channel, modulation, coding and performance analysis of SATCOM systems and satellite networks, limitations and throughput efficiency. Additionally, the course also introduces special topics in the space and near-space domains, such as High altitude Platforms.


The main objective is to perform satellite communication system and network design and analysis.