The average person doesn’t see them or really even thinks about them, but satellites are there making our modern lives possible by enabling an enormous range of services such as navigation, telecommunication, internet access and even protection from adversaries.
Space capabilities have become central to many military operations, including missile warning, geolocation and navigation, target identification and tracking of adversary activities. The military and intelligence collection capabilities that government and commercial remote sensing satellites provide is reducing the ability of all countries to remain undetected while performing sensitive testing and evaluation activities or military exercises and operations.
At the end of last year, there were more than 1,500 active satellites orbiting Earth. Much of the United States’ critical infrastructure relies on space systems. They are ideally suited to meet the global communications requirements of not only the military, but also government and commercial organizations because they provide economical, scalable and highly reliable transmission services that easily reach multiple sites over vast geographic areas.
Transmissions via satellite communications systems can bypass the existing ground-based infrastructure, which is often limited and unreliable in many parts of the world.
Coverage and power are the most important considerations in satellite design. Transponders play a particularly key role. These are multiple channels that provide bandwidth and power over designated radio frequencies. The amount of information that can be transmitted through the transponder is dependent on the transponder’s bandwidth and power.
Today’s satellites are technologically more sophisticated and canreceive and re-transmit thousands of signals simultaneously, from simple digital data to the most complex television programming
Like so much of contemporary technology, today’s satellites are digital-driven with specialized software defining how they perform and guiding their communications capabilities.
As it turns out, Moore’s Law has generally held true for all areas of technology involving digital processing, including computing, communications, video games and even digital entertainment systems.
Moore’s Law predicted a doubling of performance every 18 months.
So it is reasonable to anticipate continuing gains in intelligent space communication systems as well as advances in digital communications and overall processing power.
Satellite Communications Training Courses by Tonex
Tonex offers a large selection of Satellite Communication courses taught by world class instructors with real life experience as well as expert knowledge. Our courses include insightful, contemporary topics, such as:
Cybersecurity and SATCOM Training (4 days) — This course provides an understanding of unique vulnerabilities in SATCOM systems that are commonly exploited. Discover techniques and strategies for integrating cybersecurity measures into SATCOM systems, networks, products and critical missions from the start.
Satellite Communications Design and Engineering Training (4 days) — This course covers basic to advanced engineering level topics which are suitable for electrical, communications and wireless network technicians, engineers, analysts and managers including electrical engineers and technicians, communications engineers and technicians, systems engineers, and wireless network engineers and technicians and anyone else who is looking for a satellite communications design and engineering refresher course.
Advanced SATCOM Training (3 days) — This course covers all aspects of satellite technology, system survey, systems engineering as applied to satellite communications, hardware, software, applications, digital communications and processing in modern satellite networks, IP convergence, optimization and management.
Satellite Communications Training for non-engineers (4 days) — This course is designed to provide a general technical overview of Satellite Communications and GMR-1 family of technologies for non-technical professionals including sales, marketing, product managers, finance, project and program managers, and executive management.
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