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University Expert in Electronics for Satellite Communications School of Engineering of Elche (Miguel Hernรกndez University of Elche) Description | The University expert in electronics for satellite communications program addresses subjects oriented toward specialization in and in-depth knowledge of satellite systems for all types of applications, and particularly focused on communications electronics. The units of the program examine all topics that comprise satellite systems, such as power subsystems, baseband communications subsystems, active and passive electronic devices, and antennas that enable communication via satellite in the radio frequency and microwave bands. trends and new technologies in the satellite communications sector are also examined, such as new materials and technologies for the design of electronic systems, and especially new platforms for small satellites that have enabled participation by universities, research centers, and companies in the aerospace sector.

Participants acquire professional skills that highly qualify them in communications systems, and not only for satellite applications, but also for other commercial systems that use the same principles and methods in the design of electronic communications components, such as personal wireless communications (WLAN), radio links, and general radio frequency and microwave communications systems. DUration | 360 hours distributed throughout twelve weeks in May, June, and July.

scheDUle | The program is divided into 10 units lasting 10 hours each with theoretical and practical contents, including a final assignment, where each student analyzes and designs one or more of the subsystems and devices studied. creDits | 36 ects credits

langUage of instrUction | English

location | elche (alicante), spain contact |

Participants may tailor their program!


1. introDUction to satellite systeMs | This unit provides an overview of satellite orbits, spacecraft subsystems, the most common types of satellites, and their applications and services. Tasks and functions of monitoring, telemetry, and command information systems are studied. Communications payload systems and architecture and communications components of ground segments are also examined.

2. high freqUency circUits for satellite coMMUnications | This examines high frequency circuits, including the basics of guided signal propagation, basic microwave network theory, measurement and simulation methods, and parasitic effects.

3. satellite coMMUnications applications | This presents the fundamentals of the main applications of satellite systems: Communications systems, positioning, navigation, telemetry, meteorological satellites, and emergency services. Students become able to describe, analyze, exploit, design, and specify parameters, equipment and systems in satellite communications systems applications.

4. satellite electrical power systeMs | This covers different aspects of satellite electrical energy systems, providing an overview of the fundamentals of space energy conversions, describing the sources of electrical energy and energy storage and the options of the electrical system, the electrical architectures and design offices for photovoltaic battery systems. Students also examine power electronics for different power conversion subsystems.

5. passive Devices for satellite coMMUnications | This provides an overview of high-frequency passive circuits used in satellite communications, including filters, directional couplers, dividers/combiners, circulators, diplexers, and multiplexers. These devices are studied in both planar and waveguide technology, and cover theory, design, simulation, fabrication, and measurement.

6. active Devices for satellite coMMUnications | This covers the design of active devices required for satellite communications systems. Active devices used the most in satellite communications and the techniques of active devices are studied. Students gain a critical ability to choose active components, design capacity of these devices, and learn and apply measurement techniques of active devices for satellite communications.

7. antenna systeMs for satellite coMMUnications | This studies the different antenna systems used for satellite communications and the techniques of analysis and design of antennas for satellite communications, particularly printed antennas, antenna arrays, and reflect arrays. Techniques and methods of antenna measurements are also reviewed.

8. satellite coMMUnications | This addresses the study of satellite communication systems, which includes the analysis of fundamental technologies (analog and digital), multiple access, or the formation of satellite networks. It also analyzes the balance of power of satellite links, ground stations, and communication systems onboard satellites, as well as future trends in satellite communications. 9. sMall satellite platforMs | This unit provides deep understanding of small satellite platforms and their use for a wide variety of missions, from telecommunications to earth observation and scientific research. The student becomes able to understand a small satellite platform based on its design, implementation, commissioning, and operation.

10. aDvances in electronics for coMMUnications | This describes emerging technologies in high frequency electronic systems: SIW structures, flexible materials, textile materials, additive materials, and the study of new methods and manufacturing technologies. High-power effects are also studied in high-frequency components for satellite communications.

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