SATCOM Technology and Networks Training

SATCOM Technology and Networks Training


SATCOM Technology and Networks Training Course Description

This three-day short SATCOM Technology and Networks Training provides accurate background in the fundamentals, applications and approach for cutting-edge satellite networks for use in military and civil government environments. The focus is on commercial SATCOM solutions (GEO and LEO) and government satellite systems (WGS, MUOS and A-EHF), assuring thorough coverage of evolving capabilities. It is appropriate for non-technical professionals, managers and engineers new to the field as well as experienced professionals wishing to update and round out their understanding of current systems and solutions.

SATCOM Technology and Networks TrainingRelated Courses:

Duration:3 days

Skills Gained:

• How a satellite functions to provide communications links to typical earth stations and user terminals
• The various technologies used to meet requirements for bandwidth, service quality and reliability
• Basic characteristics of modulation, coding and Internet Protocol processing
• How satellite links are used to satisfy requirements of the military for mobility and broadband network services for warfighters
• The characteristics of the latest US-owned MILSATCOM systems, including WGS, MUOS, A-EHF, and the approach for using commercial satellites at L, C, X, Ku and Ka bands
• Proper application of SATCOM to IP networks

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Course Content:

Principles of Modern SATCOM Systems

Fundamentals of satellites and their use in communications networks of earth stations
Architecture of the space segment – GEO and non-GEO orbits, impact on performance and coverage
Satellite construction: program requirements and duration; major suppliers: Boeing, EADS Astrium, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Orbital Sciences, Space Systems/Loral, Thales Alenia
Basic design of the communications satellite – repeater, antennas, spacecraft bus, processor; requirements for launch, lifetime, and retirement from service
Network arrangements for one-way (broadcast) and two-way (star and mesh); relationship to requirements in government and military
Satellite operators and service providers: Intelsat, SES, Inmarsat, Eutelsat, Telenor, et al
The uplink and downlink
Radio wave propagation in various bands: L, C, X, Ku and Ka
Standard and adaptive coding and modulation: DVB-S2, Turbo Codes, Joint IP Modem
Link margin, adjacent channel interference, error rate
Time Division and Code Division Multiple Access on satellite links, carrier in carrier operation

Ground Segments and Networks of Yser Terminals

System architecture: point-to-point, TDMA VSAT, ad-hoc connectivity
Terminal design for fixed, portable and mobile application delivery, and service management/control
Broadband mobile solutions for COTM and UAV
Use of satellite communications by the military – strategic and tactical
Government programs and MILSATCOM systems (general review): UFO and GBS, WGS, MUOS, A-EHF
Commercial SATCOM systems and solutions: Mobile Satellite Service (MSS): Inmarsat 4 series and B-GAN terminals and applications; Iridium, Fixed Satellite Service (FSS): Intelsat General and SES Americom Government Services (AGS) – C band and Ku band; XTAR – X band, Army and Marines use for short term and tactical requirements – global, regional and theatre, Providers in the marketplace: TCS, Arrowhead, Datapath, Artel, et al
Integration of SATCOM with other networks, particularly the Global Information Grid (GIG)

Internet Protocol Operation and Application

Data Networking – Internet Protocol and IP Services
Review of computer networking, OSI model, network layers, networking protocols
TCP/IP protocol suite: TCP, UDP, IP, IPv6
TCP protocol design: windowing; packet loss and retransmissions; slow start and congestion, TCP extensions
Operation and issues of TCP/IP over satellite: bandwidth-delay product, acknowledgement and retransmissions, congestion control
TCP/IP performance enhancement over satellite links
TCP acceleration, HTTP acceleration, CIFS acceleration, compression and caching Survey of available standards-based and proprietary optimization solutions: SCPS, XTP, satellite-specific optimization products, application-specific optimization products, solution section criteria
Quality of service (QoS) and performance acceleration IP multicast: IP multicast fundamentals, multicast deployment issues, solutions for reliable multicast
User Application Considerations
Voice over IP, voice quality, compression algorithms Web-based applications: HTTP, streaming
VPN: resolving conflicts with TCP and HTTP acceleration Video Teleconferencing: H.320 and H.323
Network management architectures

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