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SATCOM Training

Introduction to satellite communication

  • SATCOM introduction
  • Satellite services
  • Frequency bands and orbit management
  • Common types of satellites and satellite devices
  • Communication satellites
  • Types of orbits
    • VSAT and satellite based networks
    • Regulatory matters
    • Satellite organizations

Satellite communication system design

  • Basic components block diagram
  • Antennas and transmitters
  • Power generation
  • Link engineering
  • Link budget analysis
  • Coding
  • Modulation and Modems
  • Air Interfacing and Networking
  • Earth Station Engineering

Satellite link designing

  • Satellite systems planning
  • Basic transmission principles
  • Key parameters: EIRP G/T, SFD, Input/Output Backoff, C/No, Eb/No
  • Typical link budget, link margin and availability
  • Digital VSAT,Modulation systems (QPSK, OQPSK, MSK, 8PSK, and 16 QAM)
  • Uplink power control
  • Carrier Slope and Signal level
  • Basic aperture antenna definitions and relationships
  • Typical antenna configurations for satellite communications
  • Linear and circular polarization
  • Multi-port, Motorization

Satellite networks and interference

  • Free space propagation
  • Link budgets for single link and multiple links
  • Effects of the propagation delay
  • Multiple Access techniques: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDM
  • Radio noise
  • Ionospheric effects and Tropospheric effects
  • Interference between satellite networks
  • Interference with terrestrial networks
  • Propagation Interference and Regulation

Satellite navigation

  • Fundamentals of time ranging
  • System description of GPS
  • Applications
  • Remote sensing
  • DOD tactical & strategic

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