Satellite Communications Training

Duration: 3-4 days


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.

Satellite Communications Training

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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

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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