Camp 2011 - Version 1.4

Chaos Communication Camp 2011
Project Flow Control

Irmi Meister
Day Day 1 - 2011-08-10
Room Kourou
Start time 15:00
Duration 01:00
ID 4442
Event type Lecture
Track Hacker Space Program
Language used for presentation English

Introduction to Satellite Communications

the joy and challange of operating satellite communication systems; illustrated with postage stamps

In this lecture, I'll cover some satellite communication basics like pros and cons of different orbits, the characteristics of a satellite communications link and the difficulties regarding noise and attenuation when handling high frequency satellite communication systems.

After a brief introduction to the history and development of satellites in general, we'll talk about different orbits and their characteristics regarding space conditions. After that, we'll have a look at a typical satellite communications link including channel characteristics, communications equipment and frequency considerations, before moving on to access techniques. If there's still time, there might be a short part about satellite navigation, too.

And yes, to meet our need for pretty pictures, thematically related postage stamps (partly from a private collection) will be used to illustrate the topic.