Satellite Radio Link Planning and Budgeting

Establishing radio link between computers and satellite

This course is designed for individuals with a working knowledge of Satellite Communications who desire to acquire greater knowledge in the areas of Network Planning and Link Analysis.

The course will start with a quick overview of what Satellite Network Planning is, followed by typical examples of where the participants can find and access the data required to design a Satellite Network. An overview of what a Link Budget is will be given with examples to demonstrate the use of what a Link Budget can provide.

To reinforce what has been learned, case studies and exercises will be provided to assist the participant in learning how to design Satellite Networks.

  • Broadcasters
  • Broadcasting Companies that utilize Satellite Links
  • Satellite TV Companies
  • GSM and Mobile Network Operators
  • Telecommunication Companies (PTTs, Carriers)
  • Satellite Owner Companies
  • Satellite Up-link Operators
  • Internet Service Providers
  • IT & System Integration Companies
  • Government Organisations that rely on Satellite
  • Multinational Companies that rely on Satellite
  • Specialized Industries (Financial, Oil & Gas, Security, Law Enforcement)
  • Aid and Assistance Organisations
Instructor-Led Training
[Classroom: 3 days / LIVE Virtual*: 21 hours]
*Note:
  • A minimum of 5 or more participants are required for a company-based LIVE Virtual course to commence
  • LIVE Virtual courses can be conducted for 5 hours or 7 hours daily. Please note that the number of training days will be extended if you opt for 5 hours daily.

At the end of the course, participants will learn the following:

  • To provide the knowledge and skills required to plan, design, and optimize Satellite Networks
  • Explain the basic of satellite communication
  • Learn the different access techniques
  • Published Satellite Operating Parameters and Information
  • Understand and define topics in Satellite Transmission including Modulation Schemes, Forward Error Correction, Power Equivalent Bandwidth, Power Spectral Density, Saturation Flux Density, Input and Output Power Back Off, Transponder Pad Settings, System Noise, EIRP, G/T, C/N, Eb/No, Rain Fade
  • Network Topologies including Distribution, Contribution, Direct-to-Home (DTH), Point-to-Point, Star, Mesh, and Hybrid Networks
  • Topics in Multiplexing and Multiple Access including SCPC, TDM, TDMA, DAMA, DVB-RCS
  • Satellite Bandwidth Planning and Transponder Bandwidth/ Power Allocations
  • Link Budget Analysis after looking at link budget of examples/case studies
  • Comparative Analysis between C and Ku Bands
  • Problems and Exercises in Satellite Planning

Module 1: Introduction to Satellite Communications

  • Major components
  • Application
  • Benefits
  • GEO, MEO, LEO
  • Satellite Sub-Systems
  • Large Earth Stations
  • Coverage
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Module 2: Satellite Applications and System Design

  • Fixed and Mobile Applications
  • Voice, Data and Video
  • Point-to-Point and Start topologies
  • Link Budgets
  • Uplink and Downlink Calculations
  • TDMA, CDMA, SCPC
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Module 3: System Design and Orbital Math

  • Link Design
  • Link Budget Equation
  • Path loss and EIRP
  • Antenna Gain Calculations
  • Design Workshops
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Module 4: Security Issues in Satellite Communications Networks

  • Port scanning
  • Jamming
  • Hacking
  • Transponder control
  • Link security protocol
  • TCP acceleration
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Module 5: Satellite Performance Measurement

  • Candidate KPIs
  • Link layer parameters
  • Network layer parameters
  • Capacity parameters
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Module 6: Satellite and Regulatory Challenges

  • High throughput Satellites
  • International regulations
  • ITU and WRC regulations
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Module 7: Satellite Case Studies

  • A basic understanding of Telecommunications and some knowledge of satellite communications
  • Some background in wireless will be preferable.
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Duration: Classroom: 4 days / LIVE Virtual: 28 hours
Delivery Format: Virtual Training

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