VSAT Training – Very Small Aperture Terminal Training

VSAT Training - Very Small Aperture Terminal Training


VSAT Training - Very Small Aperture Terminal Training In Depth

VSAT Training - Very Small Aperture Terminal Training is an intensive, learning experiences that cover the essential elements of your chose subject. VSAT Training is ideal for busy professionals who want to stay current in their fields but have limited time to be away from the office.

This intensive technical VSAT Training - Very Small Aperture Terminal Training provides the attendees with an in-depth background of VSAT techniques as well as a state of the art update on key emerging technologies and future systems.

VSAT technical boot camp details the technology of satellite communications, focusing on VSAT networks and how they compete with terrestrial alternatives. The fundamentals of Constituent parts of a VSAT configuration, planning, network architecture, orbits, link budget, coverage, ground equipment hardware, installation, operation, and maintenance are covered.

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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.

VSAT Training - Very Small Aperture Terminal TrainingRelated Courses:

Duration: 5 days


Explain the basics of Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
Define Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT)
Understand VSAT services and features
Understand VSAT architecture, system design , multiple access, modulation and coding schemes
Step through VSAT propagation aspects and antennas
Investigate the state of the art in new areas such as speech and video coding, and VSAT networking
Understand VSAT subsystem & launching
Understand VSAT link design and analysis
Explain TCP/IP, VoIP and Video applied to VSAT
Understand VSAT-base IP communications technologies
define VSAT voice, video and data applications
Step through VSAT installation, operation, maintenance and Troubleshooting

Course Content:

Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Overview

Communications Satellites
Common Types of Satellites
Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO)
Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)
Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO
Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Networks
What is a VSAT System?
How does a VSAT Work?

VSAT Networks

Deployment Options
International and National
VSAT Network Architecture
Star and Mesh Topologies
Traffic multiplexing
Multiple access and Assignments Strategies
Modulation and Modems
Channel Characteristics
Security and Encryption
VSAT Service Provisions and Quality
VSAT-based IP Communications Technology
VSAT Voice, Video and Data applications
Voice and Video over IP
VPN and Data Services
VSAT Equipment
Basic VSAT Components
Power Generation
Air Interfacing and Networking
Downconversion and Upconversion
VSAT Components: LNB, BUC, Cables, IDU/modem, Feed systems
VSAT Block Diagrams

VSAT Access Methods and Modulation

Fixed Point-to-Point Links
Bandwidth Sharing
Modulation and Coding
Analog and Digital Modulation
Overview of Shannon's Theory
Symbol Rate and Bit Rate
Intersymbol Interference (ISI)
Forward Error Correction (FEC)

RF and Microwave applied to VSAT

Electromagnetic Waves and Frequencies
Amplitude, Frequency and Phase
The Spectrum
Bands: C, Ku, and Ka Band
Signals and Noise
Amplitude and frequency review;
Overview of Watts, decibels, and gain
Signal Power and Bandwidth
Noise power and Bandwidth
Overview of C/N and C/No, and Eb/No
EIRP, G/T, SFD, Input/Output Backoff
Link Budget
Fade Levels
Link Margins
Fade Countermeasures

Propagation Effects

Free Space Loss
Water Loss
Rain Zones
Elevation Effects
Solar Transit Outages
Transmitter Distortion Concepts
Amplifier saturation
Gain Compression
Gain Expansion
Distortion Spectrum
Uplink Control Process

Earth Stations and VSAT Terminals

Components in VSAT terminals
Antenna and Feed Systems
Large Earth Station Equipment
Typical Block Diagrams

VSAT Antennas

Types and Operating principles
Antenna Patterns
Beamwidth and Diameter
VSWR and Return Loss
Sidelobes and Effects

VSAT Dish Pointing Concepts

AZ-EL Beam Movement Across the Arc

VSAT Footprints

Downlink signal strength
Downlink EIRP
Uplink and Downlink Footprints


Launching Linearly Polarized Waves
Matching TX and RX Antenna Orientations
Cross-Polarized Signals and XPD
Pol Frequency Re-use and Cross-Pol Transponders
Cross-Pol Interference
Linear and Circular Polarization

Fundamentals of VSAT Installation and operation

Review of the VSAT Installation Process
The key installation steps
Site Survey, Mounting the Outdoor Equipment, IFL and Grounding, Dish Pointing and Cross-Pol, Indoor Equipment, Testing the Link
Importance of High Quality Installations
Need for high-quality, interference-free installations
Site Survey
Line of Sight (LOS)
Azimuth and Elevation
Site Survey Checklist
Equipment Installation
Accurate Antenna Pointing
Antenna AZ-EL Pointing
Carrier Lineup and Cross-Pol Checks
Lightning Strikes
Maximizing Link Quality and Preventing Interference
Indoor Electronics Installation
IP Network Configuration Concepts
Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP)
Overview of IP Addressing, IPCONFIG, DNS, and DHCP
Configuration Gateways, Subnets, and Netmasks
Troubleshooting and maintenance
Common Field Mistakes
Troubleshooting VSAT Link
Troubleshooting Network, and Interference Problems
Issues the DC Voltage Dop on Cables; Installing the IDU
Finding the Terminal IP address
Uplink alignment
Preventive Maintenance

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Time Frame: 0-3 Months4-12 Months

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