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SPST613 - Satellite Communications


CORE COURSE: This course is a study of the principles, architectures, technologies, management, economies, advantages, and disadvantages of satellite communications. Spacecraft launch vehicles, orbits, communications modulations, radio wave propagation, payload designs/types, and spacecraft bus and antenna types are all addressed. Students will learn to devise/formulate actual satellite communications link budgets and evaluate the impact of each variable used within the equation. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED COLLEGE ALGEBRA BEFORE TAKING THIS COURSE. Prereq: SPST500 and SPST501





Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
05/28/18 - 11/02/18 11/05/18 - 12/30/18 Fall 2018 Session I - 8 Week session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

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Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Satellite Communications, 4th edition (custom)- (The custom ISBN may have more competitive pricing. The non-custom ISBN is: 9780071462983, please use this one to search for the book from other booksellers.)
ISBN: 9781121947733
Publication Info: McGraw-Hill
Author: Dennis Roddy
Unit Cost: $136.41
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A