Understanding VSAT Systems and Protocols

5 Day Course
Code PWL101

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course provides a comprehensive introduction to VSAT concepts, satellite communications systems, technologies and protocols, and allows delegates to understand and assess VSAT systems for deployment into corporate wide area network solutions.

The course aims to provide state-of-the-art exposition of practical VSAT technology and systems, together with a grounding in the fundamentals of satellite communications.

The Course will comprise lectures complemented by short presentations dealing with state-of-the art programmes and issues in VSAT communications.


Delegates will learn:

  • What VSATs are, and their applications areas
  • The technical background of satellite communications
  • To perform Link Budget analyses and understand system impairments
  • Features of VSAT data networks and service provision
  • Principles of data protocols and network management in VSAT systems
  • Implications and practice of multimedia and Internet service delivery
  • Planning and sizing of VSAT networks
  • Technology issues for VSAT systems
  • Appreciation of regulatory constraints, the market, and business opportunities
  • The status of current VSAT programmes


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Satcom System Fundamentals (7 topics)

  • Introduction to VSAT Systems
  • Principles of Satellite Communications
  • Data Transmission and Protocols
  • Link Budgets
  • Modulation and Coding for VSAT Systems
  • Satellite Access Techniques
  • Propagation Effects for VSAT Systems

VSAT Systems and Services (8 topics)

  • VSAT Systems and Applications
  • VSAT Service Provision, Markets and Opportunities
  • VSAT Regulatory Issues
  • VSAT Networks; Military VSAT Systems
  • Broadband Multimedia Services
  • Internet service provision using DVB formats
  • Multicast internet services via Satellite
  • Satellite Digital Broadcasting

Techniques and Implementation (5 topics)

  • VSAT implementation issues
  • Antennas for VSAT Systems
  • Satellite Engineering
  • TCP/IP for VSATs
  • Monitoring and control & network management systems


This course is designed for people who:

  • Need to gain knowledge of the satellite industry. These are decision makers and buyers.
  • Want to know more about satellites. Any one that want to understand the basics of satellite communication.
  • Want to install VSAT systems. Engineers and installers needing practical experience on installing and commissioning VSAT equipment.

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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.”

Customer Training Manager, Aviat Networks

Excellent course, informative and well-paced.”

CSE, Cisco

Course was very well outlined. Topics were great and bridged many gaps.”

System Engineer, Cable & Wireless

An excellent intro to video encoding & MPEG transport streams - I would definitely recommend it.”

Broadcast Engineer, Cisco

Definitely an excellent intro. Left me interested in learning more.”

Broadcast Engineer, Eircom

Excellent training course with real examples and practical classroom demonstrations.”

Transport Designer, Orange

Instructor knowledge and experience was excellent.”

Solutions Engineer, Akamai

Excellent course, very clear and well organised. Course content delivery was very good.”

Assistant Engineer, Dhiraagu

Very informative and appropriate.”

Network Support Technician, BT

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