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Code No: RT42043A R13 Set No.

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IV B.Tech II Semester Regular Examinations, April/May - 2017
SATELLITE COMMUNICATION
(Electronics and Communication Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 70
Question paper consists of Part-A and Part-B
Answer ALL sub questions from Part-A
Answer any THREE questions from Part-B
*****
PART– A (22 Marks)
1. a) List the applications of satellites [4]
b) Write short notes on orbital perturbations. [3]
c) Write short notes on satellite antennas. [3]
d) Describe the basic principle of DAMA. [4]
e) Explain the delay and throughput considerations of MEO satellites. [4]
f) Write short notes on GPS receiver operation. [4]

PART– B (3x16 = 48 Marks)


2. a) Draw the block diagram for satellite communication system. Explain the function
of each block. [8]
b) Explain the various frequency band allocations used for satellite services [8]

3. a) What are two approaches used for equipment reliability in the event of failure of
communication capacity of the satellite? Explain [8]
b) What are look angles? How do you determine? Explain with the help of neat
diagrams [8]

4. a) Explain the working of telemetry, tracking, Command and monitoring sub


system of a spacecraft. [8]
b) Draw the block diagram of typical onboard control system for a spinner satellite
and explain its operation. [8]

5. a) Discuss various modulation and multiplexing techniques used with satellite links [8]
b) Explain the design procedure of satellite communication link. [8]

6. a) What is meant by sun sync orbit? Explain. [8]


b) Explain the general aspects of coverage and frequency considerations of low
earth orbit. [8]

7. a) Explain in detail GPS Position Location principles. [8]


b) Compare GPS and differential GPS. [8]

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Code No: RT42043A R13 Set No. 2
IV B.Tech II Semester Regular Examinations, April/May - 2017
SATELLITE COMMUNICATION
(Electronics and Communication Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 70
Question paper consists of Part-A and Part-B
Answer ALL sub questions from Part-A
Answer any THREE questions from Part-B
*****
PART– A (22 Marks)
1. a) Discuss the satellite development in India [4]
b) What are the various forces acting on the satellite in the orbit? Explain with
necessary expressions. [3]
c) Write short notes on equipment reliability in a satellite system. [3]
d) What is intermodulation in FDMA? [4]
e) Describe the system design considerations of GEO satellites. [4]
f) Write short notes on GPS codes. [4]
PART– B (3x16 = 48 Marks)
2. a) Explain the functions of space segment and ground segment of a satellite system. [8]
b) What is an Eclipse? How it affects the satellite function? Explain the way by
which the satellite functions normally. [8]

3. a) Explain as to how a satellite is placed into geostationary orbit from earth? [8]
b) Discuss the procedure for launches and launch vehicles for spacecrafts. [8]

4. a) Write a short note on Telemetry and Tracking. [8]


b) Explain the communication sub-system for the spacecraft. [8]

5. a) Define G/ T ratio and give its importance in satellite communication. [8]


b) What is the first multiple access technique used in satellite communication
systems? Explain in detail. [8]

6. a) Compare LEO and GEO satellites. [8]


b) Define a Geostationary satellite and explain the frequency considerations for the
same. [8]

7. a) Define the following: i) C/A code ii) Selective availability [8]


b) Describe the various sources of errors of a GPS signal. [8]

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Code No: RT42043A R13 Set No. 3
IV B.Tech II Semester Regular Examinations, April/May - 2017
SATELLITE COMMUNICATION
(Electronics and Communication Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 70
Question paper consists of Part-A and Part-B
Answer ALL sub questions from Part-A
Answer any THREE questions from Part-B
*****
PART– A (22 Marks)
1. a) Define Keplers laws and list the orbital elements of a satellite [4]
b) A satellite is in an elliptical orbit with a perigee of 1000km and an apogee of
4000km. find the period of the orbit and eccentricity of the orbit. [3]
c) Write short notes on the power systems used in the spacecraft. [3]
d) Derive the expression for link equation. [4]
e) Explain the coverage considerations of GEO satellites. [4]
f) Describe the applications of GPS. [4]

PART– B (3x16 = 48 Marks)


2. a) Define the following terms: i) Time of perigee ii) First point of Aries
iii) Mean Anomaly iv) Right Ascension [8]
b) Explain the basic differences between an Active and passive satellites. [8]

3. a) What are the different launch vehicle selection factors? Explain [8]
b) Draw and explain the simplified single conversion transponder (bent pipe) for
6/4 GHz band [8]

4. a) Discuss in detail Altitude and orbit control system for a spacecraft. [8]
b) What are the four main types of antennas used in satellites? Explain any two with
neat diagrams [8]

5. a) Derive the power received from the satellite at the earth station from the basic
transmission theory. [8]
b) Explain in detail about the Time division Multiple Access (TDMA) Frame
structure. [8]

6. a) Explain briefly about the transmitters and receivers used in satellite earth station? [8]
b) What are different satellite constellation designs? Explain any two of them. [8]

7. a) Write notes on GPS Navigation Message and GPS signal levels. [8]
b) Write short notes on GPS Receivers and codes. [8]

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Code No: RT42043A R13 Set No. 4
IV B.Tech II Semester Regular Examinations, April/May - 2017
SATELLITE COMMUNICATION
(Electronics and Communication Engineering)
Time: 3 hours Max. Marks: 70
Question paper consists of Part-A and Part-B
Answer ALL sub questions from Part-A
Answer any THREE questions from Part-B
*****
PART– A (22 Marks)
1. a) Explain the brief history of Satellite communications. [4]
b) Explain the different orbital effects in satellite communication system
performance. [3]
c) Explain the orbit control system for a spacecraft. [3]
d) Derive the expression for system noise temperature in a satellite receiver. [4]
e) With a neat diagram explain the various functions of earth station tracking
system. [4]
f) Describe the various sources of errors of a GPS signal. [4]
PART– B (3x16 = 48 Marks)
2. a) List the various frequency bands being used in satellite communication.
Compare the advantages and disadvantages of different bands considering
the effects of propagation media. [16]

3. a) Discuss the factors which determine the choice of orbit for a communication
satellite. [8]
b) Define elevation angle and derive the expression for it. [8]

4. a) With the help of a neat diagram, explain the functions of TTC&M system. [8]
b) Explain the operation of a 14/11 GHz transponder with a neat diagram. [8]

5. a) Compare FDMA, TDMA and CDMA techniques [8]


b) Write short notes on the Low noise amplifier used in the receiver of an earth
station [8]

6. a) Define a Geostationary satellite and explain the frequency considerations for the
same. [8]
b) Write notes on Delay & Throughput considerations for a geo stationary satellite. [8]

7. a) Explain the working of a Differential GPS. [8]


b) What are the different segments in GPS configuration? Explain. [8]

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