J. S., Framestore CFC
B. M., London Internet Exchange
Satellite communications training course details
Basic Principles of Satellite Communications
GEO, MEO and LEO satellites. Launching and orbits. Frequency bands and polarisation. Satellite footprints. Multibeam coverage. Power spectra. Link budgets. Modulation and coding. Access technologies. Earth station components. Space segment components. Satellite system services. Satellite operators.
Earth and Space Segments and the link
Earth station antennae. Transponders. Antennae sub systems. Power supplies. Link budgets. System noise. System losses. Interference. Satellite switching.
Ground Communications Equipment
Baseband signals. Analogue and Digital systems. Overview of modulation – AM, FM, PM. Digital Modulation. Frequency conversion –up and down conversion. Filters, mixers, local oscillators, IF amplifiers and group delay equalisers. Access methods – single and multiple access systems. Data networks. Television transmission – analogue and digital. Digital signal compression. MPEG processing.
Longitude, latitude, altitude, GPS, How GPS works, timing, alternatives to GPS.
Mobile satellite services Voice and Phones, BGAN, TV, GPS to program aerial, VSAT.
Error Control Coding
The need for coding. Linear block codes. Cyclic codes. Convolution codes. Interleaving and concatenated codes. Coding gain. Turbo codes.
Test and measurement
Theory and practice of Spectrum Analysers
Why Choose Us
SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
- Ability to teach
- Technical knowledge
- Answering questions
We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM
We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.