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Faculty of Science
Department of Physics and Astronomy


PHYS 3250 3.0 F13/14
Introduction to Space Communications

 

 



Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7

Midterm Exam information
Final Exam information

Midterm exam (28 October 2013)

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Course Description: The course will cover all fundamental aspects of communications between spacecraft and ground stations. Topics include orbits, perturbations and launching methods, the essential characteristics and components of satellites, interplanetary spacecraft and ground stations, transmission, reception and link equations and access to a satellite. Here is the:

Course Syllabus (html)

Evaluation Scheme:

Breakdown of Final Grade

Item

Total (%)

In-class quizzes
            10

Term work (5 to 7 normal assignments)

25

Midterm Exam

25

Final Exam

40

Total

100

Instructor(s):

Professor Norbert Bartel (Course Director)
Room 331 Petrie Science and Engineering Building

Tel: 416-736-5424
E-mail: bartel@yorku.ca

Class Schedule:

Lectures: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
12:30 pm - 1:30  pm
Location: Chemistry Building 120


Special Dates:

Event

Date(s)

First class

September 9

Assignment #1 - #6 ...

TBD

Co-Curricular days
 October 30 - November 3

Midterm Exam

October 28

Last class

December 6

Final Exam (Chapters 1 - 7)

TBD

 

Office Hours

Come by my office and see whether I have time, or
  Mondays and Wednesdays 14:00 14:45:
Room 331 Petrie Science and Engineering Building

Required Text:

Satellite Communications, 4th edition
by Dennis Roddy  (McGraw-Hill, 2006)

Alternate Texts: (Steacie Library)

Satellite Communication Systems Engineering, 2nd edition, W. L. Pritchard, H. G.Suyderhoud,                                                                                     R. A. Nelson (Prentice Hall, 1992)
Satellite communications, T. Pratt, C. W. Bostian (John Wiley & Sons, 1986)
 


Course Contents

  1. History and Overview of present Status

  2. Orbital Aspects of Satellite Communications
  3. Spacecraft
  4. Earth Station
  5. Communications Link
  6. Modulation and Multiplexing Techniques
  7. Multiple Access to a Satellite


                                          Course Syllabus (pdf)



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