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Essential Satellite communications

A 2 day training course

Satellite comms training course description

A theory based course providing a foundation in how satellite communication systems work and the terminology used in the field.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Describe the satellite communications architecture.
  • Recognise where to use satellite communication systems.
  • Explain how satellite communications systems work.

Satellite comms training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with satellite systems.
Prerequisites:
None.
Duration:
2 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Satellite comms training course contents


Satellite systems architecture
Suppliers, bearers, teleports, subscribers, components, how satellite communications works.

Terminals
Antenna, VSAT, circulators, filters, LNA, HPA, up/down converters, modems.

Satellites
Satellite components, payloads, satellite types: GEO and non GEO.

Satellite transmission
Satellite C and Ku bands, Modulation, AM, FM, PSK, QPSK, FDMA, CDMA.

Satellite services Regulatory issues; DVB and video distribution via satellite; how reporters uplink news, Internet services over DVB; broadband services; multicast internet services via satellite; multimedia meshed networking using VSATs; military small terminal satcoms.

Satellite engineering
Link budgets, Spectrum analysis, Power meters.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

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.

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