Satellite Communications Training | Crash Course

Satellite Communications Training | Crash Course


Satellite Communications Training | Crash Course Description

Satellite Communications Training crash course focuses on satellite communications payloads, systems engineering and architecture of satellite systems including application requirements such as digital video and broadband media, mobile services, IP networking and UDP/TCP/IP services, concept of operations, identifying end-to-end.satellite payload requirements and constellation.

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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.

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Duration: 4 days


Learn the basic introduction to RF characteristics and modelling tools used to calculate spurious signals, inter-modulation levels, phase noise, Bit Error Rate and RF interference
Gain familiarity with merits such as Gain to Noise Temperature Ratio (G/T)
Provide an in-depth knowledge of satellite communication systems planning, design, operation and maintenance.
Gain familiarity with propagation, link budget, RF planning, system tradeoffs multiple access, modulation and coding schemes
Gain familiarity with system architecture of satellite communications payloads
Learn the basic aspects of satellite performance
Gain familiarity with repeater design and different repeater components
Gain familiarity with key communications parameters
Basic introduction of speech and video coding, satellite networking, TCP/IP and other trends

Course Content:


Different types of satellite orbits and payloads
Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) system
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) system
Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) system
Major categories of satellite services defined by ITU
Broadcasting Satellite Service
Mobile Satellite Service
Fixed Satellite Service
Satellite communications systems engineering principals
Digital Direct-to-Home (DTH) TV
VSAT services
2-way interactive services
Mobile communications technologies
Service and performance requirements

Planning and Design (Earth & Planetary)

Satellite constellations
Satellite orbits
Orbital mechanics basics
Satellite coverage
Space environment orbit and attitude determination and analysis
Propulsion system
Spacecraft operations and automation
Spacecraft navigation
Coverage and communication analysis

Satellite Communications Principles

Terrestrial Systems
Satellite communication systems
Satellite communication system architecture
Satellite access
Radio link reliability
Doppler effect
Satellite constellations
Spot beams
Radio Link
Spectrum issues
Spectrum sharing methods
Propagation characteristics
General propagation characteristics
Analog and digital Modulation
Digital modulation and Coding
Satellite RF Link
Multiple access principles
Earth Stations
Satellite system performance
Link budget analysis
System tradeoffs

System Specification and Requirement Writing

Spacecraft subsystems areas
Communications payload, Altitude Control, Propulsion, Electrical Power and Distribution, Payload, Thermal, Telemetry, Tracking and Command, and Orbit Control
Satellite Radio building blocks
Satellite ground segment
Earth stations subsystem
Various types of satellite payloads
Satellite transponders
Bent-pipe Satellites
Key technology advancements in Satellite Communications (SATCOM) payloads for telecommunications services
Different types of orbits for satellites
International regulations (ITU-T) governing the frequency planning and coordination of the diverse satellite networks

Requirement analysis of the Satellite Payload

Capabilities of different repeater components
Assessment techniques for performance of all major building blocks including repeaters, antenna system, and tracking
Critical subsystem and system design concepts such as power budget, loss, group delay, IM (Intermodulation) distortion, digital impairments, cross-polarization, adjacent satellite and channel interference for
Design principles and performance budgets for system elements such as receivers, phased-array antennas, multiplexers, amplifiers, analog and digital processors, reflector, feeds and other passive and active components
System verification of payload and ground segment performance
Evaluation of subsystem / system performance, and guidelines for overseeing development

Key Payload Communications Parameters

Gain and phase variation with frequency
Phase Noise
Frequency Stability
Spurious signals from frequency converter
Self-interference products
Passive Intermodulation products
Noise figure and payload performance budgets
Engineering specifications and techniques for payload compatibility with the satellite bus
Communications satellite’s transponder
Communications channel between the receiving and the transmitting antennas

Transponder System Design and Architecture

System tradeoffs
RF tradeoffs (RF power, EIRP, G/T)
Input band limiting device (a band pass filter)
Input low-noise amplifier (LNA)
Frequency translator
Oscillator and a frequency mixer
Output band pass filter
Power amplifier
Traveling-wave tube
Solid state amplifiers
Design elements and specifications for the satellite communications payload
“Bent pipe” principle
Bent-pipe repeater subsystem
Regenerated mode
Regenerated and bent-pipe mode
Bent-pipe topology
On-board processing
Demodulated, decoded, re-encoded and modulated signals

Communications Payload Performance Management

Performance and capacity planning
Payload system Tradeoffs
Bent-pipe repeater analysis and design
Antenna Design and Performance
Link budget
On-board Digital processor
A/D and D/A conversion
DSP (digital signal processing)
Multiple access technologies
Principles behind FDMA, TDMA, CDMA
Demodulation and remodulation
Multi-beam Antennas
RF Interference
Spectrum Management

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