Welcome to Satellite Communication Systems

Description: Satellite communication industry is growing rapidly, as evidenced by a number of evolution trends such as the increase in Nano-satellites, the utilization of low-Earth orbit (LEO), bew application cases for 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as the efforts on reusable rocket launch vehicles. To address the new requirements emerging during the evolution the satellite communication system is facing significant challenges we never experienced before.

This course aims to deliver knowledge about the fundamentals and the state-of-the-art design technologies for satellite communication systems, especially for small satellites. The course will cover three main topics:

Overview and satellite communication systems - APMS, GomSpace
Orbit design, link budget
Deployable architectures
Satellite subsystems
Transceivers and electronics for satellite communications - APMS
Transceiver fundamentals
PA, LNA, Mixer, Filter, Modulator
Antennas for small satellites - APMS, SpaceCom
Antennas fundamentals
Beam-steerable arrays
Deployable antennas
Prerequisites: Basic circuit theory, antenna theory, basic physics, basic knowledge on wireless communication systems, elementary knowledge on satellites.

Organizer: Ming Shen, mish@es.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Hans Ebert, AAU, Associate Professor Jan H. Mikkelsen, AAU, Associate Professor Shuai Zhang, AAU, Associate Professor Ming Shen, AAU, Spesicalist from GomSpace (TBD) and Specialist from SpaceCom (TBD).


Time: 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May, 16 May, 23rd May 2019

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 12

City: 9220 Aalborg East

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 4 April, 2019

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.