Introduction to Satellite Communications
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assignment Level : Introductory
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language Subtitles : French
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How is a satellite built? How do they fly? How do they communicate and how does the network operate? You will get all the answers in this course from teachers and researchers from three schools associated with Institut Mines-Télécom. The course is made of : teaching videos, equipment demonstrations and simulation programs. They will guide you through the discovery of satellite communications. Professionals in the space field will share there vocation for this scientific and technical sector. Have you ever wanted to know more about transponders, the geostationary orbit, QPSK modulation, channel coding, link budget, TCP over large bandwdith x delay product links ? This course is for you! This course is available in English: French-speaking lecturers with English subtitles and fully translated contents (slides, practices). This MOOC is supported by the Patrick and Lina Drahi Foundation.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Satellites at our service
    This module provides an introduction to satellite communications. Why using satellites ? What sort of communication services ? How much does it cost ?
  • Week 2 - Satellite and communications
    This module describes the overall architecture of a satellite communications system, discusses the concept of orbit and what are the typical sub-systems of a satellite
  • Week 3 - Digital communications
    This module discusses the basics of information transmission
  • Week 4 - Communication techniques
    This module covers advanced transmission concepts such as modulation and coding. These operations are the core of a communications system impacting the service performance.
  • Week 5 - Hardware and equipments
    This module lists the equipments that take part to the communication chain on ground and how the overall communication performance can be assessed
  • Week 6 - Networking and services
    This module explains how services such as voice, television and Internet access are provided by means of communications satellites.
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Instructors

Julien Fasson
Associate Professor
INPT/ENSEEIHT

Nathalie Thomas
Associate professor
INPT/ENSEEIHT

Marie-Laure Boucheret
Professor
INPT/ENSEEIHT

Laurent Franck
Professor
IMT Atlantique, on leave to Airbus Defence & Space as of September 1st, 2017

Tarik Benaddi
Associate Professor
IMT Atlantique

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Institut Mines-Télécom

Institut Mines-Télécom is France’s premier group of engineering and management graduate schools. Closely connected to industry, Institut Mines-Télécom is focused on the transformations of the 21st century in 4 key areas: Digital technologies, Energy, Ecology and Production. We train the engineers, managers, and PhDs who will be tomorrow’s leaders in these transformations.

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Coursera works with top universities and organizations to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in many subjects, including: physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, data science, and other subjects.

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