SATCOM Training Courses Powered by TONEX

Satcom training courses keep individuals in the satellite communications industry up-to-date on the latest trends. As technology continues to evolve, especially when it comes to voice and data telecommunications, it’s imperative that employees acquire ongoing training that reflects the latest market trends. Tonex offers high-quality satellite communications training for small businesses, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.

There are many factors that set Tonex apart from other training agencies, making our team a top choice for companies such as Intelsat, Thuraya, Inmarsat, NATO, NASA, American Express, McAfee Inc. AT&T, Vodafone, Verizon, and Vodafon.

Flexible Courses

All of our satcom training courses are flexible and can be structured to meet the needs of your organization. Our courses do, however, follow a format that has proven results for participants. The structure includes an in-depth overview, hands-on activities and interactive learning.

Relevant Material

Our courses, reading materials and topics are updated continuously to meet the latest advances in technology. Our satcom courses don’t follow the trends; we stay ahead of the curve so that your employees are prepared for these new changes.

Certifications

We have both Tonex Certifications and Industry Certifications to demonstrate the training your company has received in the field. All certification courses are up-to-date and deliver immediate results.

Classes Designed by Experts

We can only bring you the best if our satellite training courses are well-equipped with the right information and interactive learning. In order to meet this goal, our classes are designed by specialists in the field who are familiar with the industry and the evolving trends.

Tonex has numerous classes that focus on telecom education and consulting services, global training, engineering, systems engineering and mobile applications. We are committed to excellence and always deliver the highest quality satellite communications training to our clients. With 20 years of experience, our satcom training courses have proven themselves over and over again. Contact our team today to learn more about signing up for one of our innovative classes.

SATCOM Training, TONEX is the Leader in the SATCOM Training since 1993! We have been provided Satellite Communications Training since 1992!

Benefits of SATCOME Training

SATCOM Training provides an introduction to communications satellite technologies, services, orbital mechanics to satellite design and launch, configuration and installation of earth stations, the implementation of communications links, the set-up of the satellite network, the capabilities, and limitations of current satellites.

SATCOM Training

Satellite Communications Training, why TONEX?

Satellite Communications training course by TONEX provides the attendees with an in-depth background of satellite communication techniques as well as a state of the art update on key emerging technologies and future systems.

Satellite Communications training addresses all important aspects of the subject, including traffic, multiple-access techniques, link budgets, the spacecraft bus, and the orbits.

SATCOM Training

SATCOM 101 

Learn about basics of Satellite Systems

Satellites function as a cell or microwave tower in the sky,  transmitting data from one point on the Earth to another

Learn about unique attributes of satellite systems:

  • Large Geographic Coverage interconnecting widely distributed networks,  providing broadcasting services over a country, region, or entire  hemisphere

“last mile” connectivity for telecom services,  broadband  and video services

  • Instant infrastructure, whether for network redundancy or emergency  connectivity
  • Mobility, whether for voice, data or broadband or mobile video

Learn about Satellites in the World’s Communications Industry

  • Commercial satellites are an essential component of the global  communications infrastructure
  • Satellites carry the world’s media content around the globe
  • Satellites deliver television, radio and broadband services directly  to consumers
  • Satellites offer mobile and portable voice, data and video globally
  • Satellite networks link businesses among widely-dispersed locations
  • Satellites provide connectivity and network restoration for remote and  rural telecommunications operators
  • Satellites are critical to disaster recovery and emergency preparedness
  • Satellites provide critical communications and network restoration services  following natural disasters
  • The satellite industry is a subset of both the telecommunications and space industries
  • Satellite industry revenues represent 61% of space industry revenues and 4% of telecommunications industry revenues

Learn about Key Satellite Network Elements

  • Space Segment – Satellite, in geostationary  orbit, middle earth orbit, or low earth orbit
  • Ground Segment
  • Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C):  used to “fly” the satellite
  • Gateway/Hub: used to manage  communication payload
  • User Terminals: devices used to connect to  satellite network; can be receive-only or  transmit; mobile or fixed; a dish, a laptop,  or a handheld, depending on application,  site, etc.

Learn about Satellites by Orbit

  • Geosynchronous (GEO) satellite orbit  (22,300 miles) rotates at the same speed as   the earth’s rotation. Three satellites can  cover most of the globe.
  • Medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites are  closer to users on Earth but 10-18 are  required for continuous coverage.
  • Low earth orbit  (LEO) satellites are  closest to users (300-500 miles) but 40-70 satellites are required for full coverage.

Example of Operational Satellites  By Orbit

  • Of the 986 satellites on orbit, 37% are commercial communications satellites
  • There are 480 LEO Satellites (49%), 405 GEO Satellites (41%), 65 MEO (7%) and 35 ELI or 4% (Elliptical Orbit)

Example of Operational Satellites By Function

  • Commercial Communications 365 Satellites (37%), Civil Communications 108 Satellites (11%), Military Communications 84 Satellites (9%), Meteorological 44 Satellites (4%), Military Surveillance and other 89 Satellites (8%), Navigation 75 Satellites (8%), Remote Spacing 92 Satellites (9%), Space Science 59 Satellites (6%),  other 50 (7%)

 

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VSAT Training

Who Should Attend

Professionals and managers who are new to the SATCOM industry, and who want to have a clear understanding of basic satellite communications.

Objectives

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
  • Understand new SATCOM services and features
  • Understand modern satellite system design , multiple access, modulation and coding schemes
  • Understand orbital aspects
  • Step through propagation aspects and antennas
  • Investigate the state of the art in new areas such as speech and video coding, satellite networking and satellite personal communications
  • Understand satellites subsystem & launching
  • Understand satellite link design and analysis
  • Define Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT)
  • Understand Non-geosynchronous systems (NGSO)
  • Explore GPS & Mobile Systems (Voice, Data and Video)
  • Explain Internet Applications (GEO/ NGSO options)
  • Explore the SATCOM trends

Outline

The Satellite Communications Business Model

  • Satellite services
  • Satellite organizations
  • Private satellite networks
  • Radio regulatory considerations
  • Objectives of frequency/orbit management
  • Frequency allocations

Major categories of Satellite Services

  • L, S, C, Ku, Ka bands
  • Types of communication services
  • Broadcasting Satellite Service
  • Fixed Satellite Service
  • Mobile Satellite Service

Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Overview

  • Common types of satellites
  • Satellite-based broadcasts
  • Satellite TV
  • Satellite radio, and pagers
  • Satellite phones
  • Communications Satellites
  • Why catellites for communications
  • Low Earth-Orbiting (LEO) communications satellites
  • Geosynchronous Earth-Orbiting (GEO) communications satellites
  • MEOs and HEOs
  • Satellite transmission planning
  • Link-budget analysis
  • satellite-based networks
  • VSAT networks

Satellite communications systems Design

  • Basic Components
  • Transmitters
  • Antennas
  • Power Generation
  • Air Interfacing and Networking
  • Basic Link Engineering
  • Satellite Systems Planning
  • Antennas
  • Link Budgets
  • Multiple Access Techniques
  • Propagation Interference and Regulation
  • Payload Engineering
  • Spacecraft Engineering and Operations
  • Earth Station Engineering
  • Modulation and Modems
  • Coding
  • Mobile and Satellite PCN
  • Military Satellite Communications
  • Internet Service Provision over Satellite
  • VSATs Networks and Services
  • Satellite Navigation and Positioning
  • Satellite Broadcasting

Satellite Networks

  • Space network architectures
  • Orbit types: GEO, LEO, MEO, HEO
  • Modulation, Coding, Interleaving
  • Free space propagation
  • Link budgets for single link and multiple links
  • Effects of the propagation delay
  • Echo suppressors and echo cancelers
  • Spectrum allocations for satellite systems
  • Multiple Access techniques: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDM
  • Satellite component of UMTS
  • VoIP Problems over Satellite
  • ITU-T IMT-2000

Link design, Modulation and Antennas

  • Satellite systems planning
  • Basic transmission principles
  • Key parameters: EIRP G/T, SFD, Input/Output Backoff, C/No, Eb/No
  • Typical link budget, link margin and availability
  • Digital VSAT
  • Modulation systems (QPSK, OQPSK, MSK, 8PSK, and 16 QAM)
  • Basic aperture antenna definitions and relationships
  • Typical antenna configurations for satellite communications

Propagation and Interference

  • Radio noise
  • Ionospheric effects
  • Tropospheric effects
  • Interference between satellite networks
  • Interference with terrestrial networks

Satellite Access Techniques

  • Network architectures
  • Traffic multiplexing
  • Multiple access, and assignments strategies
  • Frequency-division multiple access (FDMA)
  • Modulation and modems
  • Introduction to modulation
  • Channel characteristics

Satellite Engineering for Communications Satellites

  • Satellite orbits
  • Satellite design
  • Future large geostationary mobile communications satellites
  • Launch vehicles
  • Commercial satellite programs
  • Payload Engineering

System architecture of Satellite Communications Payloads

  • Requirement analysis of the satellite payload
  • Assessment techniques for performance of all major building blocks
  • System architecture and the capabilities of ground segment elements
  • Hubs and remote terminals 
  • Payload integration with the constellation and end-to-end systems
  • Repeaters, antenna system, and tracking systems
  • Critical subsystem and system design concepts
  • Power budget, loss, group delay, digital impairments, cross-polarization, adjacent satellite and channel interference
  •  Payload specifications and design
  • System and service requirements
  • Characteristics of payload components
  • Antennas, LNAs, microwave filters, channel and power amplifiers, and power combiners
  • Space and ground architecture
  • Evaluating on-board processing and multiple beam antennas
  • End-to-end performance evaluation
  • Design principles and performance budgets
  • System elements performance for receivers, phased-array antennas, multiplexers, amplifiers, analog and digital processors, reflector, feeds and other passive and active components
  • Spurious signals
  • IM (Inter-modulation) distortion levels
  • Phase noise
  • RF interferences
  • Bit Error Rate (BER)

Evolution of communications payload technologies

  • Payload architecture
  • Payload design techniques
  • Analog “bent-pipe”
  • Digital on-board processing repeaters
  • Single transmission, under the same coverage beam
  • Bent-pipe payload types
  • Frequency translation and signal amplification
    “transparency” or “waveform-free design”
  • Inefficient bandwidth utilization
  • Poor BER performance
  • Push factors
  • Digital Processor-based

Mobile Satellite Communications

  • Introduction
  • Frequency allocations
  • Regional systems
  • Current Networks

Satellite Personal Communication Networks

  • Introduction and overview
  • Wireless mobile radio systems
  • Second-generation systems

Satellite Navigation

  • Applications
  • Fundamentals of time ranging
  • System description of GPS

Future Trends

  • Service Provisions and Quality for Analog/Digital
  • Television and audio broadcasting
  • Satellite Phones
  • Voice and Video over IP
  • Real-time audio, video and data
  • VPN services

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