Satellite Communications Training
Satellite communications has many applications today. For example, in telecommunications, the use of artificial satellites to provide communication links between various points on Earth. Satellite communications play a vital role in the global telecommunications system.
Approximately 2,000 artificial satellites orbiting Earth relay analog and digital signals carrying voice, video, and data to and from one or many locations worldwide.
NASA satellites help scientists study Earth and space. They also measure gases in the atmosphere, such as ozone and carbon dioxide, and the amount of energy that Earth absorbs and emits. Satellites also monitor wildfires, volcanoes and their smoke. All this information helps scientists predict weather and climate.
Then there is the very important area of military satellite communications. The most common missions are intelligence gathering, navigation and military communications. The first military satellites were photographic reconnaissance missions.
Many experts in satellite communications believe the next era of satellite communications is underway.
They point to low-earth-orbit constellations intended to revolutionize personal connectivity. These swarms, as they are sometime referred, are being driven by innovations in technological advances along with lower cost launch services.
This favorable combination for organizations and entrepreneurs has manifest into an avalanche in the number and type of satellites serving their hosts back on Earth. This new era in satellite communications is also raising the bar for support technologies on the ground.
Another aspect to this new era of satellite communications is the degree of flexibility companies are compelled to display as uncertainties increase. Consequently they are covering their bets and exploring the use of orbiters that can be replaced or upgraded relatively easily, as opposed to complex and expensive platforms that last many years but take just as long to design and, if necessary, replace.
This has resulted in a spurt in the number of low-earth-orbit satellites that introduce new capabilities for SATCOM services. Their constellations in turn will spawn innovative technologies that can be applied both on orbit and on the ground.
The impact is felt by the military as well as the private sector. Soon both will have at their disposal large constellations of communications satellites offering a variety of capabilities.
One of the unsung heroes of satellite communications is the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS).
The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System is NASA’s network of specialized communications satellites that orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth. As the name suggests, TRDS allows NASA and other agencies to communicate to and from satellites, spacecraft and the International Space Station via ground control stations on Earth.
Like in a relay race, where runners pass the baton to the next runner to run the next leg of the race, the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite works similarly with satellite’s information to transfer data between the ground and space.
Satellites in orbit cannot pass along their information to the ground stations on Earth if the satellite does not have a clear view of the ground station. Therefore, TDRS serves as a way to pass along the satellite’s information.
Satellite Communications Training Courses by Tonex
Tonex offers nearly a dozen courses covering specialized areas of satellite communications — everything from fundamentals to cybersecurity and VISAT training.
Some of our classes:
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.
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.
Microwave and SATCOM Systems Principles and Practical Operation Training (4 days) — This special special hands-on training course provides a complete background for understanding basic operation and setup of both terrestrial and satellite microwave systems.
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.
Satellite Communications Training | Crash Course (4 days) — This intense crash course focuses on satellite communications payloads, systems engineering and architecture of satellite systems including application requirements such as digital video and broadband media, mobile services, IP networking and UDP/TCP/IP services, concept of operations, identifying end-to-end.satellite payload requirements and constellation.
Satellite Phone Training (2 days) — This course provides training in planning, designing, installation, operation, maintenance and management of satellite phone systems.
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.
VSAT Training – Very Small Aperture Terminal Training (3 days) — This course covers very small aperture terminal (VSAT) systems. VSAT is growing throughout the world as a way of establishing private satellite communications networks for large organizations that have several widely dispersed locations, or providing higher bandwidth for the individual.
Why Choose Tonex?
Tonex has been providing important, cutting edge courses in technology and advanced business training for nearly three decades. Our instructors are internationally known for their topic expertise as well as real world experience.
Tonex is also flexible. We strive to work with your organization, company or agency to present the courses that you and your employees need. That means we can tailor course to your requirements. Just give us a call and let us help.
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Satellite Communications Training