The subject of the course is operations of space systems, including physical principles and established methods for communications with spacecraft, architechture of radiosystems and their testing, the architecture and functions of satellite ground station, operational phases of space systems.
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Content and learning outcomes
- Basics in signal and communication theory
- Structure of radio communication systems and their performance
- Practical calculation of satellite orbits
- Link budget and link design
- Function and structure of satellite ground stations
- Operation phases of space systems
Practical items in the course include labs where students use satellilte ground stations to
- receive data from existing satellites in orbit
- decide orbital parameters from observations of satellites
- receive bilddata from satellites.
In addition to this includes labs that include practical testing of RF systems.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the course, students should be able to
- give an account of physical principles and established methods for communication with space vehicles
- give an account of modulation and encoding of radio links
- use a link budget for design of space systems
- give an account of the structure of a ground station
- analyse preconditions for operation of rymdsystem based on the position of the ground station and the satellite orbits
- give an account of the operations phases of the satellite from lanch to decomissioning
- carry out basic tests of satellite communication systems
Literature and preparations
The upper secondary course English B/English 6.
Knowledge in signals and systems, 6 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course EQ1110/SD2125.
Knowledge in classical physics, 7.5 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course SK1108/SK1112.
Knowledge in electric measuring techniques, 6 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course EK1191/MF1017.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- LAB2 - Laboratory work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Oral exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web EF2264
Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: