Project Description


LEARNING OUTCOMES: To provide the main elements on the characteristics of satellite networks for telecommunication purpose. The course spans over all the OSI layers highlighting for each one the peculiarity of the implementation of techniques and methodologies for satellite systems with a view also on the main design and system aspects of the commercially available systems.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: To obtain greater understanding capability with respect to the laurea degree to be applicable to design and research activities.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: To get the capability to apply the knowledge acquired on problems not approached during the class, even interdisciplinary, related to satellite systems also interconnected with terrestrial systems.
MAKING JUDGEMENTS: To obtain the capability to integrate knowledge to approach complex issues and provide opinions on the basis of just a few information thanks to the capability to reflect and to think.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: To get the capability to teach to others, both familiar and not familiar with the topics of the class, in a way easy to understand what learnt during class, including preliminary topics.
LEARNING SKILLS: To obtain the capability to learn to be able to go on with studies in the field of satellite networks autonomously.


Hystory. Main characteristics of constellations (GEO, LEO, MEO, HEO). Fixed and mobile propagation channel and main countermeasures. Physical layer (modulation, coding, interleaving, multibeam coverage, interference, OBP). Standardization and regulation. Spectrum management. Link budget and Dimensioning. Multiple access fixed assignment, random access, DAMA and hybrid. DVB S, DVB S2. Broadcast systems. Satellite DAB. Payload. Networking: IP, TCP, PEP techniques and performance evaluation. Encapsulation. Quality of Service. DVB IP and DVB RCS. Network security. Ground segment, subsystems and functional analysis. Network Control Center functionalities. Services and applications. Call control procedures. Integration with terrestrial networks. Intersegment Handover. Market. Satellite UMTS. Design of a satellite network utilizing operational satellite systems.
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60 ore di lezione
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Laurea Magistrale
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