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Course Name: SATCOM OverviewTraining: Satellite Communications Training
Deployment Options: Onsite - Instructor-Led Training
Course Duration: 3-4 days depending on audience background and options
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The general 3-4-day course provides an introduction to communications satellite technologies, services, orbital mechanics to satellite design and launch, configuration and installation of earth stations, the implementation of communications links, the set-up of the satellite network, the capabilities, and limitations of current satellites.

The popular and intensive course provides the attendees with an in-depth background of satellite communication techniques as well as a state of the art update on key emerging technologies and future systems.

It addresses all important aspects of the subject, including traffic, multiple-access techniques, link budgets, the spacecraft bus, and the orbits.
Professionals and managers who are new to the SATCOM industry, and who want to have a clear understanding of basic satellite communications.
A basic knowledge of communications is desireable
Customize it:
This 3-4-day course will be customized to your needs and specifications. Eno.com will assist you in identifying those needs and specifications. A word to the wise, there are many vendors of wireless training. They will typically have a broad and general course, one size fits all, already developed and just put your organization?s ame on the title slide. This minimizes their effort and time investment. At Eno.com, every course is made to your exact and exacting specifications. We help you ensure what you are getting is what you really need even if at the beginning you weren?t too sure of what that was. We fit the class to your needs. We never fit you into our ?standard?, one size fits all, class.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
  • Understand new SATCOM services and features
  • Understand modern satellite system design , multiple access, modulation and coding schemes
  • Understand orbital aspects
  • Step through propagation aspects and antennas
  • Investigate the state of the art in new areas such as speech and video coding, satellite etworking and satellite personal communications
  • Understand satellites subsystem & launching
  • Understand satellite link design and analysis
  • Define Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT)
  • Understand Non-geosynchronous systems (NGSO)
  • Explore GPS & Mobile Systems (Voice, Data and Video)
  • Explain Internet Applications (GEO/ NGSO options)
  • Explore the SATCOM trends
Course Outline

The Satellite Communications Business Model

  • Satellite services
  • Satellite organizations
  • Private satellite networks
  • Radio regulatory considerations
  • Objectives of frequency/orbit management
  • Frequency allocations

Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Overview

  • Common types of satellites
  • Satellite-based broadcasts
  • Satellite TV
  • Satellite radio, and pagers
  • Satellite phones
  • Communications Satellites
  • Why catellites for communications
  • Low Earth-Orbiting (LEO) communications satellites
  • Geosynchronous Earth-Orbiting (GEO) communications satellites
  • MEOs and HEOs
  • Satellite transmission planning
  • Link-budget analysis
  • satellite-based networks
  • VSAT networks

Satellite communications systems DESIGN

  • Basic Components
  • Transmitters
  • Antennas
  • Power Generation
  • Air Interfacing and Networking
  • Basic Link Engineering
  • Satellite Systems Planning
  • Antennas
  • Link Budgets
  • Multiple Access Techniques
  • Propagation Interference and Regulation
  • Payload Engineering
  • Spacecraft Engineering and Operations
  • Earth Station Engineering
  • Modulation and Modems
  • Coding
  • Mobile and Satellite PCN
  • Military Satellite Communications
  • Internet Service Provision over Satellite
  • VSATs Networks and Services
  • Satellite Navigation and Positioning
  • Satellite Broadcasting

Satellite Networks

  • Space network architectures
  • Orbit types: GEO, LEO, MEO, HEO
  • Modulation, Coding, Interleaving
  • Free space propagation
  • Link budgets for single link and multiple links
  • Effects of the propagation delay
  • Echo suppressors and echo cancellers.
  • Spectrum allocations for satellite systems
  • Multiple Access techniques: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDM
  • Satellite component of UMTS
  • ATM via satellite
  • VoIP Problems over Satellite
  • ITU-T IMT-2000

link design, modulation and Antennas

  • Satellite systems planning
  • Basic transmission principles
  • Key parameters: EIRP G/T, SFD, Input/Output Backoff, C/No, Eb/No
  • Typical link budget, link margin and availability
  • Digital VSAT
  • Modulation systems (QPSK, OQPSK, MSK, 8PSK, and 16 QAM)
  • Basic aperture antenna definitions and relationships
  • Typical antenna configurations for satellite communications

Propagation and Interference

  • Radio noise
  • Ionospheric effects
  • Tropospheric effects
  • Interference between satellite networks
  • Interference with terrestrial networks

Satellite Access Techniques

  • Network architectures
  • Traffic multiplexing
  • Multiple access, and assignments strategies
  • Frequency-division multiple access (FDMA)
  • Modulation and modems
  • Introduction to modulation
  • Channel characteristics

Satellite Engineering for Communications Satellites

  • Satellite orbits
  • Satellite design
  • Future large geostationary mobile communications satellites
  • Launch vehicles
  • Commercial satellite programs
  • Payload Engineering

Mobile satellite communications

  • Introduction
  • Frequency allocations
  • Regional systems
  • Current Networks

Satellite Personal Communication Networks

  • Introduction and overview
  • Wireless mobile radio systems
  • Second-generation systems

Satellite Navigation

  • Applications
  • Fundamentals of time ranging
  • System description of GPS

Future Trends

  • Service Provisions and Quality for Analog/Digital
  • Television and audio broadcasting
  • Satellite Phones
  • Voice and Video over IP
  • Real-time audio, video and data
  • VPN services
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