Price: $3,999.00
Length: 4 Days
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Satellite Communications Training for non-engineers Bootcanmp, can be customized

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.

Course Objectives

  • General understanding satellite communications theory at a technician level
  • General understanding of GMR-1
  •  Compare satellite, wireless, wired, and fiber communications and their preferred applications
  • Describe spacecraft physical size, payloads, transponders, antennas, lifetime
  • Describe typical launch vehicles; Compare LEO, MEO, and GEO orbits
  • List the frequencies bands used for satellite communications
  • Describe the concepts of links, link budgets, and how they are affected by dish size
  • Define qualitatively EIRP, G/T, footprints, and contours
  • Describe the main properties of microwaves and how signals are affected by blockage
  • Define rain fade loss, rain zones, availability
  • Explain solar outages
  • Describe the high-level operation of a satellite transponder.
  • Compare the main types of antennas used for earth stations.
  • Define amplitude, frequency, decibels, gain, EIRP, spectrum, symbol rate, bandwidth, noise, power, C/N, and Eb/No
  • Define modulation and demodulation
  • Describe and compare BPSK, QPSK, and 8PSK
  • Define and describe SCPC, TDM, TDMA, MF-TDMA, DVB, DVB-RCS, star, and mesh networks
  • Describe the functions of a LAN, Ethernet, IP address, subnet, gateway/router address, DNS, DHCP, NAT

satellite communications training for non-engineers

Session overview / plans and delivery methods

  • Pre-Assessment
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies
  • Post-Assessments


Course Outline

Satellite Communications Overview

  • Common types of satellites
  • Comparing satellites
  • Orbits
  • Orbit types: GEO, LEO, MEO, HEO
  • Space Segment
  • Laws of satellite motion
  • Basic Components
  • Spacecraft, transponders, and launch vehicles.
  • Transmitters
  • Transponder
  • Antennas
  • Power Generation
  • Payload
  • Propulsion
  • Launch vehicles
  • Spectrum
  • Bands
  • Channels
  • Carriers
  • Channelization
  • Satellite Access Techniques

Technical Overview of Common Satellite communications Terminology

  • EIRP, G/T, contours, and their relationships to dish size
  • Gains, losses, and levels
  • Fundamentals of dB and level calculations
  • Signals, noise, and spectrums
  • Antennas, including side lobes, patterns, and gain
  • Propagation, including rain fade, blockage, snow/ice effects
  • Satellite links, with breakdown of how a link budget concepts, link margins, and availability.
  • Polarization
  • Earth station and other equipment
  • Multiple Access Techniques
  • Access methods
  • Single channel per carrier (SCPC)
  • Propagation Interference and Regulation
  • Payload Engineering
  • Spacecraft Engineering and Operations
  • Earth Station Engineering
  • Modems
  • Modulation and coding
  • Amplitude modulation
  • Frequency modulation
  • Phase modulation
  • Chanel coding and decoding
  • Footprints
  • Link budget
  • Link margin
  • Payload
  • Gateway
  • NOC
  • SOC
  • Horizontal and geographic satellite coordinates and look angles
  • Trajectories

Basic Overview of GMR-1

  • GMR-1: The basic circuit switched model
  • GmPRS: Adding support for packet data
  • Mobile broadband and internet protocols
  • Over view of SGSN, GGSN
  • Basic concepts behind  Ethernet, IP address, subnet, gateway/router address, DNS, DHCP, and NAT
  • GMR-1 3G
  • 3G Definitions by ITU-T and IMT-2000
  • Overview of CDMA, WCDMA and UMTS
  • GEO-Mobile Radio Interface
  • Terminal-to-Terminal Call (TtT)

Basic Transmission Principles

  • Satellite architecture and subsystems
  • Baseband signals
  • Analog transmission
  • Digital transmission
  • Key parameters: EIRP G/T, SFD, Input/Output
  • Backoff, C/No, Eb/No
  • Typical link budget, link margin and availability
  • 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
  • Interference between satellite networks
  • Interference with terrestrial networks

Network Architectures

  • Traffic multiplexing
  • Multiple access, and assignments strategies
  • Satellite Engineering for Communications Satellites

Properties of Bands

  • Availability
  • Current and projected Applications
  • UT/Terminal
  • Design process and suitability for manufacturing
  • Manufacturing process
  • Next generation technologies
  • Platforms for Terminal (Chips, OS, MMI, etc)
  • Transmission (coding, modulations, etc)

Ground Segment

  • Types of earth stations
  • Architecture of earth station
  • Design considerations
  • Earth station hardware
  • Antennas

RF Principals

  • IF and Baseband equipment
  • Terrestrial interface
  • Satellite tracking
  • Antennas

Overview of GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and LTE Technologies

  • Different components of a GSM system and what each does
  • SIM
  • BTS
  • BSC
  • MSC
  • HLR
  • VLR
  • EIR
  • SMSC
  • GGSN
  • SGSN
  • UMTS and LTE Arcitecture

User terminals

  • General UT design – different subsystems and components
  • Types of antennas and design
  • Capabilities and limitations
  • Product development process

Satellite Link Design Fundamentals

  • Transmission equation
  • Satellite link parameters
  • Frequency considerations
  • Propagation considerations
  • Techniques to counter propagation effects
  • Noise considerations
  • Interference related problems
  • Link design – procedure and link budget

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