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Maritime Studies

Integrated Navigation Systems


Introduction in radiolocation and radionavigation systems. Development of navigation systems through history. Primary and secondary radar, pulse and FM radars, Doppler radars. Remote sensing, passive radiometry, active radar with synthetic aperture. Ground navigation: Maritime (LORAN), Aeronautical (VOR, DME, ILS), positioning systems based on mobile telephony. Satellite radionavigation: Doppler systems Transit and Cikada, 3-D systems GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO. Fundamentals of celestial mechanics, useful satellite orbits and their properties, transport of the satellite into orbit and trajectory adjustments. Space environment, managing the location and temperature of satellite, power sources on board the satellite. Properties of radio links Earth-satellite, satellite-satellite and satellite-Earth, Doppler shift in satellite communications. Design of satellite telecommunications equipment for point-to-point links, broadcasting, mobile telephony, satellite telecommand and telemetry.


Goals and competencies

The purpose of this course is to provide understanding integrated ground and satellite radio-navigation, radiolocation, and remote sensing.

Understanding principles and techniques of satellite radio links, the basic laws of space technology, the possibilities and limitations of communication links with the space orbiter.

Basic literature

  1. BATAGELJ, Boštjan. Satelitske komunikacije : študijsko gradivo. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Laboratorij za sevanje in optiko, 2013. .
  2. BATAGELJ, Boštjan. Zbirka rešenih nalog iz satelitskih komunikacij. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Laboratorij za sevanje in optiko, 2012.
  3. Matjaž Vidmar. Laboratorijske vaje iz radiokomunikacij. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, 2000. ISBN 961-6210-79-3.