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Microwave and SATCOM Systems Training: Microwaves are the perfect medium for communicating with distant geostationary satellites.

Like radio waves, a microwave is a type of electromagnetic radiation. But while radio waves are used to transmit television and radio programs, microwaves are used for mobile phones and Wi-Fi.

Radio waves and microwaves also have different properties. Radio waves’ longer wavelengths are reflected by the ionosphere, part of the earth’s upper atmosphere. Microwaves have shorter wavelengths and pass through the earth’s atmosphere.

The ability of microwaves to pass through the earth’s atmosphere permits them to reach geostationary satellites which orbit above the equator at 22,369 miles. Radio waves, with their lower frequency are more suitable for reaching the lower orbiting satellites.

Microwaves reach high orbit satellites with the aid of sizable antennas. These microwave satellite antennas are parabolic reflectors designed to receive electromagnetic signals from orbiting satellites, which transmit data transmissions or broadcasts.

The parabolic design reflects the signal to the reflectors focal point where a feed horn is mounted for optimal performance. The feed horn gathers the RF signals and transmits’ them to an LNB where it converts the signals from electromagnetic or radio waves to electrical signals and distributes the signals from the downlinked C-band and/or Ku-band to the L-band.

These custom designs are used in both fixed and mobile commercial and military applications.

Geosynchronous satellites have the advantage of remaining permanently in the same area of the sky, as viewed from a particular location on Earth, and so permanently within view of a given ground station with parabolic antennas for satellite communications (SATCOM). This means the microwave antennas do not need to track the geostationary satellite but can remain fixed in one direction.

A geosynchronous network is a communication network based on communication with or through geosynchronous satellites.

Microwave and SATCOM Systems Training

Tonex offers Microwave and SATCOM Systems Principles and Practical Operation Training Course, a special 4-day hands-on class that provides a complete background for understanding basic operation and setup of both terrestrial and satellite microwave systems.  

Who Should Attend

Design, construction, and operations personnel will benefit from this course.  It also provides a solid foundation for both engineers and technicians and takes a practical approach to developing the necessary skills to build and keep these systems operating. All technical personnel in microwave and SATCOM systems will benefit as well.

Why Choose Tonex?

  • Course agenda can be tailored to fit the needs of your organization.
  • Since 1993 Tonex has made available reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers is the reason all kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s most important agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops.
  • Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.

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