University of Lancaster
Institute for Cultural Research
Space Communications Engineering
MSc, Postgraduate Diploma
The course addresses the basic design of a satellite system, including the hostile environment which the satellite has to withstand, and the calculation of the appropriate satellite orbit. The propagation of radio signals between ground and satellite is discussed together with how this can influence the design of ground and space stations. Attention is given to error protection techniques for both the satellite control and communications channels. Modem design and error protection techniques also form an important part of the course.