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Military and Commercial Satellite Communications Training

SATCOM technology touches our lives in ways most people don’t fully appreciate.

From GPS to satellite TV to the communication networks that make modern economic, military and political affairs possible, there are few areas of life that the rise of SATCOM technology has not shaped in some way, directly or indirectly

The importance of SATCOM technology has never been greater for both private and military use.

Advances in satellite communication is crucial for total global coverage of 5G and IoT interconnectivity. The Pentagon has turned to SATCOM for refinements in Link 16 for even greater situational awareness and safety as it applies to U.S. warfighters on the ground, in the air and at sea.

The demand in SATCOM for government and defense usage is constantly increasing — from a level of approximately 35Gbps in 2018 to an estimated 150Gbps by 2025.

Satcom is crucial for the military, primarily because it provides beyond line of sight communications which can cover one-third of the earth or more on a single satellite.

In other words, SATCOM is a key enabler.

SATCOM also brings speed to the IoT equation. The future landscape of the IoT involves the exchange of data between interconnected objects to facilitate quicker decision making and enhance business processes. As such, the emergence of IoT is therefore driving up the demand for high broadband speeds to support bandwidth-intensive applications in real time.

Satellite communications have been synonymous with reliability. That’s good for the IoT. In an era of increased communications traffic, maintaining a high level of service reliability is always a key requirement for effective IoT deployments.

Cost is also a factor regarding the IoT. Terrestrial networks can be costly to deploy in some remote regions, and mobile satellite services are still widely viewed as a more affordable communications technology over other existing satellite platforms.

Military and Commercial Satellite Communications Training Course by Tonex

Military and Commercial Satellite Communications Training, SATCOM Technology and Networks Training Course is a 5-day advanced satellite communications technology, network course.

Tonex SATCOM Training programs provide a full range of training options that include classroom training as well as optional hands-on operation of equipment and systems. Our integrated training programs reinforce formal or theoretical training with practical training. Practical training serves to bridge the student’s experience from the theoretical to the practical and also serves to reinforce the original formal classroom training.

Military and Commercial Satellite Communications Training, SATCOM Technology and Networks Training program is designed to enable the participants  to properly analyze, design, operate  and maintain SATCOM and VSAT systems.

SATCOM Technologies develops its training materials based on Military and Commercial Standards, Data Item Description and best practices.

Whether you are a technical or management professional, you can turn to this highly understandable and comprehensive satellite technology, applications, and management course: Military and Commercial Satellite Communications Training.

Learn about Satellite Communications systems engineering as applied to satellite communications, model based systems engineering (MBSE), SysML, SDR, explanations of all aspects of analyzing, designing, building and using a satellite systems, and discussions on digital communications and processing in modern military and commercial satellite systems and networks.

Military and Commercial Satellite Communications Training covers all the fundamentals of military and commercial satellites, ground control systems, earth stations, analysis, design and operation of segments. Participants gain a practical understanding of the key construction and usage of military and commercial satellite networks: how subsystems of a military and commercial satellite system function, how various parts and components interact, which role each part or component plays, and which factors are the most critical to project success.

SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS: Military and Commercial Satellite Communications Training – Learning OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this Satellite Communications Military and Commercial Satellite Communications Training, SATCOM Technology and Networks Training Course, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of Satellite Communications
  • Explore modern applications for satellite communications in military and commercial domains
  • Learn the key concepts of a satellite system, architecture, building blocks and technologies
  • Learn how to analyze, model, design and operate commercial and military satellite systems
  • Learn new SATCOM services and features
  • Explore modern military and commercial satellite system design, multiple access, channels, modulation, coding schemes and security
  • Learn about orbital aspects
  • Explain satellites subsystem & launching
  • Learn about satellite link design and analysis
  • Define Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT)
  • Non-geosynchronous systems (NGSO), GPS & Mobile Systems (Voice, Data and Video), Internet Applications (GEO/ NGSO options) and SATCOM trends

Course Agenda

Fundamentals of Satellite Communications

  • Satellite Communications 101
  • Commercial and Military Markets and Applications
  • GEO, MEO, LEO and HEO Orbits
  • Orbital Dynamics
  • Propulsion and Launch Vehicles
  • Communications Theory
  • Satellite Systems Architecture

Commercial and Military Satellite Communications, Networks and Technologies

  • Mobile Satellite Systems
  • GEO-Mobile Radio Interface Specifications
  • Military and Commercial Satellite Communication infrastructure

Satellite Communications Principles and Design

  • Satellite Communications: Earth Station Design and Analysis
  • VSAT Design, Installation and Program Management
  • Commercial and Military Satellite Communications Cybersecurity
  • Overview of GNSS Infrastructure Trends
  • GPS, Remote Sensing, Tactical links, JREAP and Strategic Missions

Satellite Network Configuration

  • Satellite Subsystems
  • User Terminals
  • Ground Station
  • Operation Support Systems (OSS)
  • Network Operation Center (NOC)
  • Network Management Tools
  • Communications Protocols
  • OSI Layers
  • Modems
  • LNA/HPA/Antennas

Satellite System Planning

  • RF Design
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Link budget
  • Satellite coverage
  • Frequency and Bands
  • Eb/No
  • Modulation and Coding
  • Satellite Figure of Merit
  • Interference and Propagation
  • Rain and Other Impairments
  • End-to-End Security End-to-end performance

Future of Satellite communications

  • Technology Trends
  • Intelligence-Information Ops
  • Microwave and RF Engineering
  • Photonics
  • Satellite Communications Power Engineering
  • Satellite Communications Project Management
  • Radar and Remote Sensing
  • Security and Privacy
  • Sensors and Sensor Fusion
  • Role of AI in Satellite Communications and SIGINT
  • Signal Processing
  • Satellite Communications Solid State Technology
  • Advanced Space Technologies
  • Transportation Systems
  • GPS/GNSS Antennas
  • GNSS, Inertial, and Multisensor Integrated Navigation Systems
  • GNSS for Vehicle Control and Autonomous Driving
  • GNSS for Vehicle Control
  • Future of GPS/GNSS, Principles and Applications
  • Robotic Navigation and Mapping
  • MEMS-based Integrated Navigation
  • Navigation Signal Processing for GNSS Software Receivers
  • Inertial Navigation Systems Analysis
  • Wireless Positioning Technologies and Applications
  • GNSS Interference Threats & Countermeasures
  • Military and Commercial Interference Threats & Countermeasures

Course Books:

  • Satellite Communications Earth Station Design and Analysis Training Complete Guide by Tony Radford (Author)
  • Satellite Communications Earth Station Design and Analysis Training Course Book by Dennis Roddy
  • SATCOM Training Overview Course Course Book by Teresa M. Braun
  • SATCOM Training Overview Course Book By George Sebestyen
  • Satellite Communications training Overview By C. Robert Welti
  • Satellite Communications training Overview Course Book Louis J. Ippolito Jr.
  • Satellite Communications training Overview Course Book Gerard Maral

Military and Commercial Satellite Communications Training

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