Satellite Communications Training
A satellite is a specialized wireless receiver/transmitter that is launched by a rocket and placed in orbit around the earth.
Launching a satellite 22,000 miles into space orbit is an amazing technological feat – keeping it there requires more advanced systems engineering.
Nearly all missions, whether they be military, civil or commercial, use space ground systems for both launch and on-orbit operations.
The first artificial satellite was about the size of a basketball and did nothing but transmit Morse code signals over and over. This was in the late 1950s and launched by what was then known as the Soviet Union.
Today’s satellites are technologically more sophisticated and can receive and re-transmit thousands of signals simultaneously, from simple digital data to the most complex television programming. They are used for everything from weather forecasting and television broadcasting to internet communications, Global Positioning System (GPS) and defense.
The satellite’s functional versatility is imbedded within its technical components and its operations characteristics.
Satellites are generally classified as geosynchronous or geostationary. A high-Earth orbit is called geosynchronous if the satellite is synchronized with Earth’s rotation. Geostationary satellites are launched from as close to the equator as possible to provide the maximum launch boost and to limit the amount of inclination change needed later.
But, while SATCOM has evolved, so has cybercrime. Everyone from engineers to manufacturers of SATCOM equipment needs to be security conscious. The rapidly expanding number of satellites transmitting GPS locations, cellphone signals and other sensitive information is creating new opportunities for hackers.
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.
For more information, questions, comments, contact us.
Satellite Communications Training