Satellite Communications


Satellite Communications

Constantinos Kassianides
Venue: Auditorium Alpha –European University Cyprus
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 6-7pm

Main points of the seminar:

  1. A short historical overview of satellite communications
  2. Basics of Satellite communications
  3. Satellite Orbits and Frequencies
  4. Satellite Services and applications
  5. Satellite Signal – Atmospheric effects/impairments
  6. The Hellas Sat Satellite
  7. HELLAS SAT R&D activities

Biography: Constantinos Kassianides was born in Cyprus. He holds the degree of HND in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute, Cyprus, and the degrees of Beng(Hons) Electronics and Communications and PhD in Satellite Communications from the University of Glamorgan, UK. Between 1998 and 2002 he was a part‐time lecturer at the University of Glamorgan, UK, in the area of Telecommunications, Media and Computer Programming. He has also been with the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation as a Telecommunications Engineer in the TV Broadcasting Department. Dr. Kassianides since 2003 has been with HELLAS‐SAT, where he held the positions of Payload Manager and Head of R&D Department. He currently holds the position of Head of R&D and Teleport Marketing, being responsible for participating in research projects in the area of satellite communications, development of new services, project management and development of the Hellas Sat Teleport in Cyprus. He has been the project manager/coordinator of ESA funded project in the frame of ARTES 1 program, Project Manager for Hellas Sat of the EU 6th Framework funded IP project, RURAL WINGS, participating in other EU and ESA funded Research Projects in the area of Telecommunications and has been participating in International Conferences and forums with publications and conference papers in the field of satellite communications. He has been the external examiner of PhD Thesis in Satellite Communications in Cranfield University, UK. His research interests include Satellite Communication Systems, Radiowave Propagation, TV Broadcasting over Satellite, Mobile Satellite Communications, Modeling and Simulation of Digital Systems, and UAVs.

Light refreshments will be provided.
Parking information:
The seminar is organized with the collaboration of the EUC IEEE Student Branch.