Satellite Communications Technical Overview

2 Day Course
Code PWL100

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course is designed to give new entrants to the satellite communications industry a basic overview of the main principles, components and protocols that make up satellite communications.

Target Audience

Anyone requiring an introduction to satellite communications systems.

Additional Information

For private groups the course can be customised to focus on specific topics of interest.


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Day 1 (14 topics)

  • Introduction
  • Why Satellite?
  • Overview of components making a satellite connection
  • Antenna
  • Introduction
  • Feed designs etc
  • Frequencies
  • Mechanical considerations such as tracking, de-ice etc
  • OMT, LNA, LNB, Field measurements
  • Cable (IFL) installations, types, problems
  • The Satellite Modem
  • Satellite Modem Options (common usage)
  • Examples of Satellite links
  • Questions

Day 2 (11 topics)

  • Review of Day 1
  • Examples of satellite links
  • Upconvertors, PA's etc
  • IF and SHF paths in satellite system (Uplink power calculations), (field measurements)
  • Satellite link/earth station problem solving
  • The Data interface (available types and usage etc)
  • User interfaces and systems connectivity (clocking issues etc)
  • Network management sub-systems (VSat)
  • COTS - v - Bespoke
  • Satellite operators requirements
  • Questions


As a new entrant course there are no prerequisites. It is helpful however if delegates have a basic understanding of networking principles as the course is although aimed at an overview level, is technical.

Scheduled Dates

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

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What Our Customers Say

The training was delivered with a high level of expertise and excellence. Instructor was highly knowledgeable.”

Technical Trainer, Aviat Networks

Overall the course was really good, the trainer really understood the material and was very approachable.”

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Excellent course, informative and well-paced.”

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